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Our chemistry faculty and students study everything from how HIV targets cells to improving solar cell efficiencies.
Our biological sciences researchers study the integration of systems to better understand the overall function of biological systems as a whole.
Our physicists study condensed matter, atomic physics, molecular physics, solar energy science, nanoscience, soft matter and biophysics.
Our environmental systems scientists strive to develop a better understanding of our planet to improve its function and sustainability.
Commencement deadline is Feb. 15
Commencement may feel far away, but the deadline to participate is drawing close. All applications must be received by Feb. 15 for students to participate in the event.

Featured News

February 2, 2016
A new organization at UC Merced is working to close the gender gap by engaging, supporting and mentoring women in fields traditionally dominated by men.
January 28, 2016
Biodiversity Professor Michael Dawson has been named UC Merced’s inaugural Faculty Climate Action Champion by the UC
January 26, 2016
A team of scientists led by UC Merced Professor Aaron D.

Research Units

The Applied Mathematics Graduate Program (AMGP) at UC Merced offers an interdisciplinary research and training emphasis leading to Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

The academic and research programs in the School of Natural Sciences create the environment for excellence in student achievement and cutting-edge research in the broad areas of life, physical and environmental sciences.

The Life & Environmental Sciences (LES) group brings together a broadly experienced faculty with a common interest in interdisciplinary research and education in natural and human-impacted Earth systems.

Molecular cell biology involves the use of cellular and molecular biology to solve real-world problems. Molecular cell biologists study a broad spectrum of problems across several disciplines.

Physics at UC Merced leverages our unique academic atmosphere that fosters interdisciplinary research - connecting the physical sciences to life sciences, material sciences and engineering.