University of California - Santa Cruz
Type Public
Established 1965 (1965)
Chancellor George Blumenthal
Provost Alison Galloway
Location Santa Cruz, California, United States
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue and gold
Nickname Banana Slugs

University of California, Santa Cruz (also known as UC Santa Cruz or UCSC), is a public research university and one of 10 campuses in the University of California system, located in Santa Cruz, California, United States. The residential college system, which consists of ten small colleges, is intended to combine the student support of a small college with the resources of a major university. UCSC is classified as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[1] The university enrolled more than 17,800 students, and it ranked 79 among national universities and 26 in "Best Value Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[2]

Informatics programs


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

Minor in Bioinformatics
?? credit hours over 15 courses
Available online? No
Program URL:

B.S. in Bioinformatics
??? credit hours; Also available as a combined B.S./graduate degree
Available online? No
Program URL:

M.S. in Bioinformatics
?? credit hours, completed in roughly two years; requires capstone project
Available online? No
Program URL:

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics
?? credit hours
Available online? No
Program URL:

Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
~11 to 12 credit hours over three courses; available through Silicon Valley extension
Available online? Yes
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. "Standard Listings". Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Indiana University. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  2. "University of California--San Francisco". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. Retrieved 29 November 2016.