2020-2021 General Catalog

Published April 27, 2020; Volume 51 | Content Effective: April 27, 2020-April 25, 2021, unless otherwise noted.

The official version of the 2020-2021 UC Davis General Catalog is this web version prepared by the Office of the University Registrar.

Changes for the 2020-2021 General Catalog, and on:

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