6440 University of California
Program Descriptions


General Campuses
Instruction includes most of the direct instructional resources associated with the schools and colleges located on the general campuses. Included are classroom and laboratory instruction, instructional technology, and joint scholarly research activities of students and faculty.

Health Sciences
The instructional program in the health sciences is conducted in 17 schools that provide education in various health fields to students preparing for careers in health care, teaching and research. The health science schools are located on six campuses and include six schools of medicine (Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and San Francisco), two schools of dentistry, three schools of nursing, two schools of public health, two schools of pharmacy, one school of veterinary medicine, and one school of optometry. In addition, programs in medical education are conducted at Berkeley, Fresno, and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. The physical, biological, and behavioral science programs of the general campuses complement the programs of the health science schools.

Summer Sessions
Non-matriculated students may enroll in summer sessions as self-supported students; funding for these students remains in the Summer Session budget.

Many of these students are regularly enrolled at the California State University, California community colleges, and other institutions. All general campuses currently offer state-supported summer instruction to matriculated University of California students, funding for which is included in the general campus instruction portion of the budget.

University Extension
University Extension is the largest institution of its kind, offering classes, short courses, seminars, field studies, and similar activities throughout California and in several foreign countries. It has open admissions, optional credit, and free student selection of curriculum. University Extension is self-supporting, and its offerings depend on student fees and other non-state revenue. The majority of Extension's offerings are designed to serve the continuing educational needs of professionals.