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Academics

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Exceptional Academics, Extraordinary Support

UC Riverside boasts high academic standards in a highly supportive, inclusive environment. Our dynamic campus serves as an incubator of new knowledge and new voices — our students, faculty, and researchers are encouraged to collaborate and innovate, providing fresh perspectives to address our world’s greatest needs. 

At UCR, we provide a robust set of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs to one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. Our strong core programs and new and emerging disciplines are housed within three colleges and four professional schools:

  • Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Graduate School of Education
  • School of Business
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Policy

UC Riverside’s undergraduate programs are designed around experiential learning and research opportunities that cultivate exceptional graduates who go on to prosper personally and professionally. University Honors students receive the added benefits of priority registration, smaller class sizes, and a built-in support system with increased opportunities for internships and other real-world experience. 

Students seeking international academic experiences can connect with Education Abroad, UCR’s gateway to programs that provide coursework and cultural/language immersion to help them compete in a global marketplace.

We also offer more than 50 rigorous academic and professional graduate programs that challenge and prepare students through transformative, real-world applications. 

In 2011, UCR opened the first public School of Medicine on the U.S. West Coast in more than 40 years and, in 2012, launched its School of Public Policy to benefit residents of the Inland Empire. It is one of only four public policy schools in the 10-campus University of California system.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Academic Calendar

The UCR Academic Calendar specifies dates and deadlines for each quarter of the current academic year.

Link to Academic Calendar

UCR General Catalog

Explore program and course descriptions in the UCR General Catalog. 

Link to UCR General Catalog

Summer Sessions

Enrich your academic experience by enrolling in summer sessions. Get ahead, stay on track, work towards graduating early or aim to Finish in 4!

Summer Sessions

UCR Library

UC Riverside libraries are among the largest academic research libraries in the United States. They are a place to explore, imagine, and innovate.

Link to UCR Library