Spring 2021 Curricular Updates

I am pleased to announce the following changes to the UC Santa Cruz curriculum that will take effect for 2021-22.

The department of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies has been established, and it now houses the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies B.A. and the Black Studies minor.

The Arts: Games and Playable Media B.A. has moved into the Theater Arts department. To better reflect this merger, the Theater Arts department will be renamed the Performance, Play, and Design department.

The Computational Media department will launch an M.S. in Human Computer Interaction. This professional degree program will be based at the Silicon Valley campus.

The Art department will launch the Environmental Art and Social Practice MFA.

The Languages and Applied Linguistics department will begin offering a minor in Spanish Studies.

The Earth and Planetary Sciences department has established a Geophysics concentration in the Earth Sciences B.S.

The Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology (METX) department has established a designated emphasis in the METX Ph.D.

The Film and Digital Media department has discontinued the Production concentration in the Film and Digital Media B.A.

The Computer Science and Engineering department has discontinued the Robotics and Control concentration and the Computer Engineering B.S./M.S. pathway. The suspended Computer Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. have also been discontinued.