Non-Divisional Majors of the College of Letters & Science

L&S Major Programs Administered through Other Schools and Colleges

In addition to the major programs administered through the College of Letters & Science's five divisions, L&S has agreements with several professional schools and colleges on campus for the following non-divisional undergraduate major programs:

Chemistry (College of Chemistry)

Chemistry is the science that deals with the composition, structure and properties of matter and the changes they undergo. It is quantitative, yet also descriptive. This major is intended for those interested in careers in teaching, medicine, or other sciences in which a basic understanding of chemical processes is necessary.

See a list of advisers. Address: 420 Latimer Hall.

Computer Science (College of Engineering)

Computer cience deals with the theory and technology of information processing. It includes such subfields as the theory of computation, design and analysis of algorithms, the architecture and logic design of computers, programming languages, compilers, translators and operating systems, numerical and symbolic computation, computer graphics, databases, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing.

Contact the CS Advising team at cs-advising@cs.berkeley.edu. Address: 315/377/379 Soda Hall. 

Legal Studies (School of Law)

Legal studies majors read literature drawn from the humanities and social science disciplines, as well as law, to become familiar with legal ideas and the nature of legal reasoning, the character of legal institutions, and the functioning of the legal process. The Legal Studies program is not a pre-law program, nor does it provide paralegal training; it does, on the other hand, help students to develop their abilities to think clearly and to analyze arguments and claims critically.

Contact Lauri La Pointe at lauri@berkeley.edu  or (510) 643-5823. Address: 2240 Piedmont Ave.

Public Health (School of Public Health)

The curricular emphasis of the public health major ranges from natural science to social science, which provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health behavior and health policy. The combined knowledge is then brought to bear on solving problems in human health.

Contact  sphug@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-0874. Address: 19 Warren Hall # 7360 or 516 Warren Hall (in person).

Social Welfare (School of Social Welfare)

The major in social welfare introduces students to problems, policies, and methods in the social welfare field through core social welfare courses and elective field work. In addition, students take a minimum of five approved electives in other social science and related departments.

Contact Sherman Boyson at boyson@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-4407. Address: 219 Haviland Hall.