2018-2019 L&S Deans

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UC Berkeley ranked world’s No. 1 public, fourth-best overall by US News

October 30, 2018

UC Berkeley retains the title of the world’s No.1 public, and fourth-best university overall, in U.S. News & World Report’s latest global rankingsAs they did last year, Harvard, MIT and Stanford took the top three spots, with the UK’s University of Oxford right behind Berkeley to round out the top five.

Appointments with a Dean

  • If you are an undergraduate student and have concerns regarding academic matters and college policies, you must meet with a College Adviser first. Please make an appointment with the Office of Undergraduate AdvisingYou may be referred for a dean's appointment, if appropriate.  

  • To make an appointment with the dean of Undergraduate Studies, contact Jeannie Adams.

Celebrating 150 years of UC and of Berkeley, 'its shining jewel'

March 23, 2018
On March 23, 1868, the University of California was born at Berkeley. Exactly 150 years later, university and campus leaders, students, staff, faculty, alumni and guests came together to celebrate the UC’s — and Berkeley’s — illustrious past and march proudly into its future.

Chancellor Christ sworn in as 600 graduate during winter ceremony

December 17, 2017

When Carol Christ’s staff asked her how she wanted to be sworn in as UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor, she immediately knew the answer: with 600 new graduates and their families.

Christ, who is the first woman to lead the university in its 149-year history, was formally inaugurated on Sunday, just minutes before presenting Ph.D., master’s and bachelor’s degrees to the winter graduating class.

More than 108,000 students seek admission to UC Berkeley for 2018-19

December 14, 2017
UC Berkeley has received more than 89,000 applications from high school students seeking admission to the 2018-19 freshman class, and an additional 19,000 from students seeking admission as transfer students. The numbers set yet another record year in freshman applications submitted.

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A successful model for developing a more inclusive STEM PhD workforce

November 29, 2017


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A Talk by Mike Summers, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

New eight-day Golden Bear Orientation starts Tuesday

August 9, 2017

Two years in the making, an ambitious program to introduce all 9,500 incoming students to UC Berkeley launches next Tuesday, Aug. 15. Golden Bear Orientation — eight jam-packed days of training sessions, ice breakers, tours and academic programming — is expected to be the largest orientation of its kind at a U.S. university, in terms of the number of students participating.