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by the Faculty of any College; and it exercises such other powers as the regents may confer upon it.

In all matters not expressly delegated to the Senate or to the several Faculties the Regents govern, either directly or through the President or Secretary.


The principal seat of the University is at Berkeley, a city of about 56,000 inhabitants, on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, directly opposite the Golden Gate. It is thirty-five minutes' ride by train and ferry from San Francisco, and twenty-five minutes' ride by electric car from the business center of Oakland. The site of the University comprises about five hundred and thirty acres, rising at first in gentle and then in bolder slopes from a height of about two hundred feet above the sea level to one of about thirteen hundred feet. It has a superb outlook over the bay and city of San Francisco, the neighboring plains and mountains, the ocean, and the Golden Gate.

Berkeley is a healthful locality; the slope of the town site makes perfect drainage possible.

The climate of Berkeley is one of great uniformity and is exceptionally well suited for university work throughout the year. The summers are cool, making it possible to begin the academic year earlier than in Eastern universities, and thus divide it at the Christmas holidays into two equal half-years. Commencement is usually held about the middle of May.

Extremes of heat and cold are unknown. The average temperatures are about 59 degrees in summer and 48 degrees in winter. Temperatures as high as 85 degrees are of infrequent occurrence and never last more than a few hours. Very low temperatures do not occur; within the last twenty-five years 24.9 degrees was the lowest temperature recorded at the University.

The marked rainy season begins in November and continues through March; although rains may occur in all months except July and August. In the winter rain falls on three or four days in succession, after which a week or more of fine weather follows. On the average, even in winter, less than a third of the whole number of days are rainy. The annual rainfall at Berkeley is about twenty-seven inches.

The prevailing summer wind is from the southwest off the Pacific Ocean. It is cool and damp, seldom attaining a velocity of over fifteen miles an hour. During the winter months easterly winds are common, although a considerable portion of the winds are westerly throughout the year. In winter there is occasionally a strong, cool northwest wind, or a strong north or northeast wind which is dry and warm.


There are established at Berkeley seven colleges, in each of which there is an undergraduate curriculum of four years, leading directly, under conditions hereinafter stated, to a bachelor's degree, as follows: The College of Letters and Science: to the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

to the degree of Bachelor of Science:

in the College of Commerce;
in the College of Agriculture in any one of the following:

agricultural science, agronomy, animal industries, forestry,

horticnlture, landscape gardening:

in the College of Mechanics—(1) in mechanical engineering, The Colleges of

or (2) in electrical engineering, or (3) in marine engineer. Applied Science

ing and naval architecture, or (4) in aerodynamics; in the College of Mining-(1) in mining, or (2) in metallurgy,

or (3) in economic geology, or (4) in petroleum engineering; in the College of Civil Engineering-(1) in railroad engineer.

ing, or (2) in sanitary engineering, or (3) in irrigation

engneering; in the College of Chemistry-(1) in chemistry, or (2) in

chemical engineering. There are permitted, in addition, courses at large and partial courses, not leading directly to any degree, but through each of which, by compliance with the conditions upon which it is conferred, a degree is possibly obtainable.

The University has no preparatory department.


At Berkeley also are the Schools of

Architecture, leading to the degree of Graduate in Architecture;
Education, leading to the degree of Graduate in Education and to

the high school teacher's recommendation;
Jurisprudence, leading to the degree of Juris Doctor;
Medicine, first year and part of the second year of the five-year

curriculum leading to M.D. (the remainder of the work is given

in San Francisco); and the curricula in Public Health-three curricula, each leading to the degree of

Graduate in Public Health; two of these are given wholly at
Berkeley and the third (for candidates for M.D. and Gr.P.H.)

is in part at Berkeley and in part in San Francisco;
Home Economics, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in

the College of Letters and Science, with a major subject in

Household Art or in Household Science. The work of the Medical School (except that of the first year and part of the second year, as above), of the California College of Pharmacy, of the Hastings College of the Law, and of the College of Dentistry is conducted in San Francisco. The first year of work in the Schools of Education and Medicine, the first year of the three-year curriculum in the School of Jurisprudence, the first and second years in the School of Architecture, and the first and second years of the four-year curriculum in Jurisprudence, may be credited towards the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the College of Letters and Science. The work so credited is regarded as academic, rather than as purely professional in character, and the student pursuing this work is enrolled not only in the appropriate school or curriculum but also in the College of Letters and Science, and is subject to all the regulations of that college.

In like manner, students in the several curricula in Public Health may be simultaneously candidates for the professional degree of Gr.P.H. and also for the degree A.B. (College of Letters and Science), B.S. (College of Civil Engineering), or M.D. (Medical School).


In all the colleges named above there are provided graduate courses leading to advanced degrees.

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In respect to status, students are classified as graduate and undergraduate, and undergraduates as regular students, students at large, and partial course students, the last being further classified as special students and limited students.

Graduate students are such graduates of the University of California or of other universities, colleges, or like institutions, as may be authorized to pursue advanced or special studies under the direction of a faculty. Such students may or may not be candidates for degrees.

Regular students are those undergraduates who have complied with the requirements for matriculation, and who pursue, or are entitled to pursue, the established curriculum of a college.

Students at large are undergraduates devoting to their studies the full time equired of regular students but pursuing purely elective courses. Students at large are subject to all regulations imposed on regular students, except the requirements for a degree, unless otherwise provided.

Special students. See page 31.

Limited students are partial course students to whom, for adequate reasons, less work is permitted, or assigned, than is required of regular students.

Students at large, special students, and limited students, by virtue of their status, are not candidates for any degree.

ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY ADMISSION FROM ACCREDITED SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA A graduate of a California high school may enter the University of California without examination provided the following requirements be satisfied: 1. The school must have been accredited by the University of

California. 2. The applicant must have completed a four-year high school course,

aggregating at least 15 standard units of preparatory work (the equivalent of 45 units by the scale heretofore used), and he must

be duly certified as a graduate of the school. 3. The candidate must be recommended for admission to the Uni

versity of California according to the following form: I certify that

was graduated from the School,

19........, after an attendance at said school of not less than one school-year* immediately preceding graduation. I believe that the candidate is fitted to undertake college work, with reasonable prospect of success, for the following reasons: (1) that he (or she) possesses, in my judgment, the needful ability, character, and seriousness of purpose; and (2) that he (or she) has completed with a satisfactory scholarship record the preparatory subjects listed below (list of subjects follows).


Principal of High School. In recommending graduates for admission to the University the principals of aceredited schools should use Recommendation Form A, with application for admission attached. Copies of this form are supplied by the University to the principals of all accredited schools in California.

The accrediting of secondary schools is regulated by an order of the Regents of the University passed March 4, 1884, and amended September 10, 1895, and January 10, 1905. Principals' applications for the accrediting of their schools must be in the hands of the Recorder of the Faculties at Berkeley on or before the first day of December of each school year.

The list of accredited schools is published by the University annually, in the month of June or July. Blank forms of application for accrediting, and lists of accredited schools, may be obtained from the Recorder of the Faculties.

* If, however, candidate has completed all of his high school work in accredited institntions, and if the principals of these several schools unite in recommending him, the usual requirement that the candidate must have spent his senior year in the school trom which he is graduated may be set aside.

Caution.—Candidates recommended in accordance with the foregoing provisions are admitted to the University and enrolled in the curricula of their choice. It will be seen, however, that some of these curricula cannot be completed in the University in the normal period (four years for the degree A.B. or B.S.) unless the candidate during his high school course has completed such specific prerequisites as may underlie the University work. A list of the curricula, with a statement of the preparatory work required and recommended, is given hereunder.


A graduate of a California secondary school not accredited by the University who is strongly recommended by the principal of his school will be admitted upon passing the following examinations:

English (2 units); U. S. History (1 unit); laboratory science (1 unit); and two of the following groups:

(a) Advanced English and History (in addition to U. 8. History), any 2 units.

(b) Mathematics (intermediate algebra and trigonometry), 142 units. (c) Foreign languages, 3 units in one, or 2 units in each of two. (a) Additional advanced science, 2 units.


Applicants from secondary schools outside of California are required to meet the same standards as applicants who enter from secondary schools in California. The committee in charge of admissions must have evidence of the following facts: that the school has an approved standing at universities or colleges of acknowledged rank; that the applicant has been graduated from a four-year course of not less than fifteen standard secondary units; that the high school programme shall have included the subjects prescribed by the California State Board of Education (see Preparatory Work Required and Recommended); and that the applicant has maintained an average scholarship standing well above the mark required by the school for promotion or graduation. The candidate may be certified by his principal upon the Principal's Recommendation, Form B. Copies of this form will be sent by the Recorder either to high school principals or to candidates for admission.

Caution.-Candidates recommended in accordance with the foregoing provisions are admitted to the University and enrolled in the curricula of their choice. It will be seen, however, that some of these curricula cannot be completed in the University in the normal period (four years for the degree A.B. or B.S.) unless the candidate during his high school

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