Thursday, June 3, 2010

UC Davis to award 8,200-plus degrees for 2009-10

UC Davis to award 8,200-plus degrees for 2009-10

June 3, 2010

Graduating students will continue to be receive degrees throughout the week through Sunday, June 13. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis photo)
UC Davis will award an estimated 8,201 degrees for 2009-10 as it completes the academic year with commencements through June 13.

For this academic year, UC Davis estimates it will award 6,358 bachelor's, 950 master's, 484 doctoral and 409 professional degrees.

Information for ceremonies, degrees to be awarded and any guest speakers follows:

June 9 -- School of Education: Susan Hackwood, executive director of the California Council on Science and Technology; 4 p.m. at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts; 10 doctoral degrees and 97 master's degrees (all included in numbers for Graduate Studies) as well as 135 teaching credentials.

June 10 -- Graduate Studies: Francisco C. Rodriguez, president of MiraCosta College in Oceanside and a UC Davis alumnus; 4 p.m. in the Activities and Recreation Center Pavilion; 484 doctoral and 717 master's degrees.

June 11 -- School of Veterinary Medicine: 10 a.m. at the Mondavi Center; 127 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees, 22 Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degrees and eight Bachelor of Science degrees; also 34 certificates recognizing completion of residency.

June 11 -- College of Biological Sciences: 10 a.m. in the ARC Pavilion; 30 Bachelor of Arts degrees and 1,120 B.S. degrees; as this college, established in 2005, transitions to awarding its own degrees, an additional 50 B.S. degrees for the college will be awarded by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and an additional 60 B.S. and five B.A. degrees will be awarded by the College of Letters and Science (these numbers are included in the totals for the two colleges).

June 11 -- College of Engineering: 3 p.m. in the ARC Pavilion; 510 B.S. degrees.

June 12 -- College of Letters and Science: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the ARC Pavilion; 2,795 B.A., 450 B.S. and 30 Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees.

June 12 -- Graduate School of Management: Steve Newberry, president and chief executive officer of Lam Research; 10 a.m. at the Mondavi Center; 166 Master of Business Administration degrees.

June 13 -- College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: Fritz Maytag, chairman emeritus of Anchor Brewers and Distillers; 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the ARC Pavilion; 1,415 B.S. degrees.

At earlier ceremonies, the School of Law awarded 17 Master of Laws and 193 Juris Doctor degrees, and the School of Medicine awarded 89 Doctor of Medicine, 25 Master of Public Health and three Master of Health Informatics degrees.

UC Davis will offer live and on-demand webcasts of each of the commencements at

Numbers of degrees include those earned since last spring's commencements and estimates of those to be awarded this season. Certificates and teaching credentials are not included in the degree total.

In 2008-09, the university awarded 7,480 degrees including 5,762 bachelor's, 826 master's, 498 doctoral and 394 professional degrees.

About UC Davis

For more than 100 years, UC Davis has engaged in teaching, research and public service that matter to California and transform the world. Located close to the state capital, UC Davis has 32,000 students, an annual research budget that exceeds $600 million, a comprehensive health system and 13 specialized research centers. The university offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges — Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools — Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

Media contact(s):

Julia Ann Easley, UC Davis News Service, (530) 752-8248,