UC Irvine’s graduate program in literary criticism is tops in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report ranking released Thursday, April 23. The engineering program at UCI also moved up from 37th to 35th in the nation. Other UCI programs ranked this year remained relatively stable. They include: criminology, fifth; organic chemistry, 10th; chemistry, 22nd; English, 22nd; sociology, 27th; physics, 29th; psychology, 29th; computer science, 31st; biology, 34th; and medicine/research, 45th. Highlights of graduate school rankings are scheduled for publication in the May print issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine, available for newsstand purchase as of Tuesday, April 28. The America’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook also will be available for purchase on that day.