6440 University of California
Program Descriptions


The University is designated by the 1960 Master Plan as the primary state-supported academic agency for research. Its research activities contribute to the social, economic, and technological progress of the state and the nation. Knowledge discovered in the University's research programs has yielded a multitude of benefits, ranging from technological applications that increase industrial and agricultural productivity to insights into social and personal behaviors that help improve the quality of human life. The research process also is essential to training scholars in the methodology of inquiry, particularly in graduate and professional programs.