Founded: 1905; first students admitted 1908
Enrollment: 35,415 students
Campus Size: 5,300 acres (largest in the UC system)
Academics: 104 majors and 96 graduate programs
The English graduate program was created in 1961. The Ph.D. program is affiliated with seven “Designated Emphasis” programs: Critical Theory; Feminist Theory and Research; Native American Studies; Studies in Performance and Practice; African American and African Studies; and Classics and the Classical Tradition, Writing, Rhetoric and Composition; and Science and Technology Studies. Currently, there are 74 doctoral students enrolled in the program. The doctoral program encompasses all fields of British and American literature and has particular strengths in Early Modern studies, 19th and 20th century American literature, critical race studies, science and technology studies, and environmental studies.