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Following the gold rush that brought hundreds of thousands of people to the state, the University of California was founded when two institutions merged - the private College of California in Oakland, and a new state land-grant institution, the Agricultural, Mining and Mechanical Arts College. The University of California was born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations." Today, The University of California, Berkeley, is the No. 1 public university in the world. 

UC Berkeley offers a full range of degrees from the following colleges and schools:

  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Design
  • Haas School of Business
  • Information
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Letters & Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Optometry
  • Public Health
  • Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy
  • Social Welfare

The Berkeley Extension offers certificate programs that can be completed fully online, as well as hundreds of online courses that fit into other degrees and programs.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

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