A group of 2021 UC Davis graduates wearing masks and caps, facing away from the camera, against a background of green leaves


Congratulations Class of 2021

The College of Letters and Science is at the heart of UC Davis’ excellence as a top-ranked public university.

Each year, nearly half of all UC Davis students pursue College of Letters and Science degrees in one of our 50+ disciplines, ranging from art and economics, to psychology and statistics, to African American and African studies, cognitive science, physics, music and so much more. Additionally, 44% of our undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college.

We offer numerous ways for our students to expand their learning beyond the classroom including internships, study abroad experiences, and research opportunities alongside award-winning faculty. Our rigorous programs of study teach students to think across disciplines and form their own solutions to today’s biggest challenges.

For all these reasons and more, UC Davis remains a leader in producing alumni who are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to succeed, and who are eager to make the world a better place.

A Message From the Dean

Congratulations, Class of 2021, on reaching this milestone! Your talent, drive and hard work earned this moment of extraordinary achievement. As UC Davis College of Letters and Science graduates, you are prepared with the critical thinking skills, bold curiosity and enduring strength that defines leadership. I know you will succeed — each in your own way. We are excited to see all you will accomplish going forward. Please keep in touch with UC Davis and our College. Remember, wherever life takes you, you will always be an Aggie!

My very best wishes for the future,

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Estella Atekwana, Dean of the College of Letters and Science