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Psychology

The psychology program at UC Davis is broad and includes students and faculty with a variety of interests. The department has developed around five major areas of emphasis:

Theatre and Dance

Participation is a unique focus of the theatre and dance minor, encouraging students to become familiar with the myriad roles involved in planning, producing and bringing performances to the stage. You'll be exposed to techniques of acting, directing, stagecraft or dance as you develop communication, creative and collaborative skills that will prepare you to succeed in a variety of careers within and outside the performing arts.

Spanish

The Spanish minor assures a basic proficiency in Spanish and acquaints students with the language, literature, and traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. In today's global economy, this minor is an asset to almost any major.

Statistics

The department offers a minor program in statistics that consists of five upper division level courses focusing on the fundamentals of mathematical statistics and of the most widely used applied statistical methods. The minor is designed to provide students in other disciplines with opportunities for exposure and skill development in advanced statistical methods.

Philosophy

Students wishing to minor in Philosophy may choose a general minor or a minor specializing in logic. There are no specific courses required for the general minor, so students may create a program to suit their own interests. The range of choice in the logic specialization is limited to the courses listed.

Sociology

A minor in Sociology complements any major and gives students a valuable skill set that is desirable to a wide variety of employers. By taking sociology courses that analyze contemporary society, students learn to think critically, analyze complex situations, develop their written and verbal communication skills, and understand the world around them in a new way.

Religious Studies

The Religious Studies major and minor are designed to enable students to engage in critical, analytical thinking about religion, understand how to use and contextualize primary source materials, examine and interpret religion from a diversity of viewpoints, develop reflective understanding of the practices and practitioners of religion, discuss the relations between religion and ethics, and present complex and original ideas in written and oral formats.

Russian

The Russian minor assures a basic proficiency in Russian and acquaints students with the language, literature and traditions. In today's global economy, this minor is an asset to almost any major.
 

Political Science

Political science is the study of politics and political systems at the local, national, and international levels. It concerns not only the institutions of government but also the analysis of such phenomena as political behavior, political values, political change and stability, parties, pressure groups, bureaucracies, administrative behavior, justice, national security, and international affairs.

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