6440 University of California
Program Descriptions

5440 - This program provides support for the university. Expenditures are for the following purposes:


General Campuses

This program includes most of the direct instructional resources associated with the schools and colleges located on the general campuses. Classroom and laboratory instruction, instructional technology, online education, and joint scholarly research activities of students and faculty are included.

Health Sciences

This program includes instruction 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.

Summer Session

This program includes instruction for non-matriculated students who enroll in summer sessions.

University Extension

This program includes classes, short courses, seminars, field studies, and similar activities throughout the state and in several foreign countries. University Extension has open admissions, optional credit, and free student selection of curriculum. Most of Extension's offerings are designed to serve the continuing educational needs of professionals.


This program includes research activities. The university is designated by the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education as the primary state-supported academic agency for research.


This program includes a broad range of activities organized by the university to serve students, teachers, and staff in K-12 schools and community colleges, as well as the public in general. The program includes student academic preparation programs and educational partnerships, through which the university works with schools and other partners to help certain groups of students meet the standards of academic preparation needed to be successful in higher education and the workforce. The program also includes Cooperative Extension, which provides applied research and educational programs in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and community resource development. Campuses also conduct other public service programs, such as arts and lecture programs and student-initiated community service projects. This program also includes a health sciences program jointly operated with the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.



This program includes the university libraries, which identify, acquire, organize, and provide access to publications and scholarly materials in all formats.

Academic Support

This program includes activities organized and operated in connection with educational departments and conducted as a basic support for the departments' educational programs. Many programs are included, such as a demonstration school that serves as an interdepartmental teaching laboratory for experimentation, research and teacher training.

The program also includes dental clinics and neuropsychiatric institutes at Los Angeles and San Francisco, a veterinary medicine teaching facility at Davis and the San Joaquin Valley, an optometry clinic at Berkeley, and two occupational health centers. These facilities are extensions of the health sciences schools and provide both clinical experience and community health services.

The program also includes vivaria, which provide centralized facilities for ordering, receiving, and caring of all animals necessary for teaching and research in the biological sciences; support for arts through direct sponsorship of performances and exhibits; support of specialized physical science and engineering projects; and support for professional journals.


This program includes the operation of five academic medical centers in Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Their primary mission is to support the clinical teaching programs of the schools of medicine and the educational programs in the university's other health sciences schools. The medical centers also provide health care services and are sites for the development and testing of new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.


This program includes activities whose primary purpose is to contribute to the students' emotional and physical well-being, including their intellectual, cultural and social development outside the context of the formal instruction program.


This program includes police, accounting, payroll, human resources, administrative computing, materials management, environmental health and safety, and publications. The program also includes the planning, policymaking, and coordination activities that occur within the offices of the chancellors, the university president, and the Regents.


This program includes the operation and maintenance of the university's physical plant, including site infrastructure, buildings, and related fixed equipment. The program includes purchased utilities, utilities operations, building and grounds maintenance, refuse, and janitorial services, with additional administrative and support services.


This program includes financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, veterans' benefits, traineeships, and fellowships.


This program includes non-instructional services provided to individuals, primarily students, in return for specific user charges. The program includes student housing, food services, bookstores, parking, and, at several campuses, a portion of intercollegiate athletics.


This program is a temporary repository for lump-sum appropriations that are allocated (1) from systemwide provisions to campus provisions and (2) from campus provisions to operating programs and subprograms from which expenditures will occur. The program may include funds for academic position upgrades, staff reclassifications, price adjustments, employee benefit adjustments, debt service, and university endowment income.


This program includes activities supported by fund sources defined as non-budgeted due to the limited life of the funding source.


This program includes management of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.