There are four groups of requirements that must be met to earn a baccalaureate degree from UCI: general UC requirements, UCI requirements, school or program requirements, and degree-specific requirements. UC and UCI requirements are described below. School or program and major-specific requirements are described in full in the academic unit sections.
Students with identified learning and/or physical disabilities, including language-acquisition problems, are eligible to receive support through the Office for Disability Services; telephone (949) 824-7494 (voice), 824-6272 (TDD). Staff can assist students from the time they are admitted to UCI until they graduate.
Students enrolled at UCI from their freshman year may elect to meet as graduation requirements (UC, UCI, school, and major): (a) those in effect at the time of entrance; or (b) those subsequently established after entrance.
A readmitted student who has not been enrolled at UCI for three or more consecutive quarters (excluding summer sessions) must adhere to the graduation requirements: (a) in effect for the quarter in which the student is readmitted; or (b) those subsequently established.
Students transferring from other collegiate institutions may elect to meet as graduation requirements either: (a) those in effect at the time of enrollment at UCI; (b) those subsequently established; or (c) those in effect at UCI when the student first entered a previous, accredited collegiate institution, provided that the student has been continuously enrolled in a collegiate institution and that entry was not more than four years prior to the time of enrollment at UCI.
A transfer student who has had a break of enrollment of two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters (excluding summer sessions) may follow the requirements in effect at UCI: (a) at the time of enrollment at UCI; (b) those subsequently established; or (c) those in effect at the time of reentry into a previous, accredited collegiate institution, provided that reentry was not more than four years prior to enrollment at UCI.
A transfer student who has been continuously enrolled in college for more than four years prior to transfer may use: (a) the requirements in effect at the time of enrollment at UCI; (b) those subsequently established; or (c) those in effect at UCI four years prior to enrollment at UCI.
Transfer students who complete one of the following options will be considered to have met the total UCI breadth requirement except the upper-division writing requirement: (a) students who transfer from a four-year institution and who have completed the general education requirements of that college, upon approval of petition; (b) students who transfer from another UC campus and have met the general education requirements of that campus (may be completed at UCI if in progress at the time of transfer); or (c) California community college transfer students who have completed the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum prior to transfer.
Every undergraduate must demonstrate upon entrance to the University an acceptable level of ability in English composition.
This requirement may be met before entrance by:
1. Achieving a grade 3, 4, or 5 in either of the two College Board Advanced Placement Examinations in English; or
2. Achieving a score of 680 or better on the SAT II Writing Test if taken in May 1998 or later, or a score of 660 if taken May 1995- April 1998; or
3. Achieving a score of 5 or above on the International Baccalaureate's Higher Level English A Examination; or
4. Entering the University with credentials from another college which show the completion of a transferable one-quarter (four units) or one-semester (three units) course in English composition with a letter grade of C or better; or
5. Achieving a score of 8 or higher on the University of California writing proficiency examination (Subject A Examination); or
6. Completing the California State University English Equivalency Test with "Pass for two full courses of College English Credit" (this test was discontinued in 1993).
Those students who have not met the Subject A requirement before entrance must satisfy the requirement before the beginning of their fourth quarter at UCI. Students who have not satisfied the requirement by that time will be ineligible to enroll for a fourth quarter.
Students enrolled in Humanities 20A-B-C-D (Writing for Students for Whom English is a Second Language) must enroll in a Subject A course (English and Comparative Literature WR 37, WR 39A, or Humanities 1A S/A) immediately after they are authorized to do so.
The Subject A requirement may be met after admission by one of the following three options:
1. Passing the Universitywide Subject A Examination given in mid-May (and on subsequent dates) to all entering freshmen admitted for fall quarter, 2001 (see Placement Testing). Transfer students who have not satisfied the Subject A requirement should contact the UCI Composition Program Office (420 Humanities Instructional Building); telephone (949) 824-6717.
2. Enrolling in sections of the Humanities Core Course designated "S/A." (NOTE: Students held for Subject A and enrolled in the Humanities Core must enroll in a S/A section of the Core Course during their first quarter. Successful completion of the writing component of these sections of this course with a letter grade of C or better will satisfy the Subject A requirement. Students who do not receive a letter grade of C or better in Humanities 1A S/A in fall quarter and who continue to be held for Subject A must enroll in Humanities 1B S/A during the winter quarter and satisfy the requirement by earning a letter grade of C or better.)
3. Taking English and Comparative Literature WR 37 or WR 39A and receiving a letter grade of at least a C in that course.
The Pass/Not Pass grade option may not be used to satisfy the Subject A requirement.
Students enrolled at UCI may take only UCI courses in satisfaction of the Subject A requirement. Continuing UCI students may not take summer courses at another institution to satisfy the Subject A requirement.
This requirement may be met by one of the following options:
1. Completion in high school of one year of United States history with grades of C or better, or one semester of United States history and one semester of United States government with grades of C or better.
2. Achieving a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination in United States History.
3. Achieving a score of 550 or better on the SAT II: American History test.
4. Presentation of a certificate of completion of the requirement at another California institution.
5. Completion at another U.S. institution of one year of college-level United States history with grades of C or better, or one course in United States history and one in United States government with grades of C or better.
6. Completion at UCI, with a grade of C or better, of one year of United States history (History 40A, 40B, 40C) or of one quarter of United States history (History 40A, 40B, or 40C) and one quarter of United States government (Political Science 21A).
Credit for a minimum of 180 quarter units, earned by examination, by other evaluation, or course work is required. A course normally offers four quarter units of credit.
A minimum grade average of at least C (2.0) is required (1) overall, (2) in all of the courses required for the major program, and (3) in the upper-division courses required for the major program. Higher averages than this may be required only in honors programs. Students who fail to attain a C (2.0) average in courses required in the major program may, at the option of the major unit, be denied the privilege of pursuing a major program in that unit. (In this context, "the courses required in the major program" are defined as the courses required for the major and offered by the program of the student's major.)
Credit for the last 36 units of work immediately preceding graduation must be earned in residence at the UCI campus. Exceptions to this rule may be allowed, with prior departmental approval, to students enrolled in the Education Abroad Program.
Among the many possible purposes for breadth requirements, the one that stands out at UCI is that of introducing students to the basic modes of thought that characterize academic disciplines. In order to know ourselves and the world, we need to know first the ways these can and have been known. Thus the breadth requirement at UCI requires students to devote a substantial amount of their course work, especially in their first years, to connected series of courses which provide a coherent experience within such areas as the natural and social sciences, humanistic inquiry and the arts, and the nature of symbolic systems.
Several other aims that UCI regards as especially desirable are consistent with this chief purpose and are embodied to varying degrees in the UCI breadth requirement: to cultivate a historical consciousness of society and culture; to acquaint students with fundamental ways of thinking different from their own or that of their gender, class, and culture with a view to expanding their sense of human possibilities and awakening an awareness of the conditioned nature of their own assumptions about the world; to equip students with a broad understanding of the contemporary world and its cultural, political, scientific, and technological problems; to equip students with the skills essential to understanding and grappling with these problems; to establish bridges and to understand relationships between academic disciplines; and to provide students with some intellectual experiences which virtually all can be assumed to have had in common and thus to introduce them to what, after all, a university has traditionally been supposed first and foremost to be, an intellectual community.
The breadth requirement is a graduation requirement and, with the exception of the lower-division writing requirement, need not be satisfied during only the lower-division years. To satisfy the breadth requirement, courses are required in each of the following categories:
II. Natural Sciences
III. Social and Behavioral Sciences
IV. Humanistic Inquiry
V. Mathematics and Symbolic Systems
VI. Language Other Than English
VII. Multicultural Studies and International/Global Issues
The specific course combinations and sequences in each area which may be used by students to satisfy the requirement are listed below. A number of the courses listed are available in more than one academic unit. When a breadth course is cross-listed with another course, that course also is available for fulfillment of the breadth requirement. Students should refer to the actual descriptions of the courses to determine which are cross-listed.
These course combinations were selected to ensure that students, in meeting the requirement, be exposed to subject matter, problems, and techniques which would serve as a first introduction to an academic area, as well as to a connected set of courses which provide a coherent experience in that academic area.
With the exception of categories I and VII, a student may count toward breadth no more than a year of work taken within the discipline of the major. For example, a student majoring in Philosophy may count no more than three quarter courses in philosophy toward breadth categories II, III, IV, V, or VI.
Students fulfill the UCI breadth requirement by completing courses from the list which follows. Students can select from among a variety of courses, depending upon their area of interest. Some of the course combinations available consist of multiple-quarter courses (such as Chemistry 1A-B-C under the Chemistry subsection of "category II. Natural Sciences"). Multiple-quarter courses are referred to as being "sequential," meaning that the course work in the earlier courses is prerequisite to the later course work. Students must take each part of a sequential course in alphabetical order (e.g., students must take Chemistry 1A before either 1B or 1C). Sequential courses are separated by hyphens. Other course combinations consist of single-quarter courses (e.g., Anthropology 2A, 2B, 2C under the Anthropology subsection of "category III. Social and Behavioral Sciences") which are related to one another but for which no course in the combination is preparatory to any other course in the combination. Single-quarter course combinations may be taken in any order. Single-quarter courses are separated by commas. Semicolons separate complete course combinations.
I. Writing Requirement. Because of the importance of writing in every academic discipline, the University is committed to developing the writing skills of its students at all levels and in all areas. The Writing Requirement expresses this commitment, but the concern for and attention to clear, accurate writing is expected in all courses.
The Writing Requirement consists of three courses beyond the Subject A Requirement. Except where otherwise noted below, students must satisfy the Subject A Requirement prior to fulfilling the Writing Requirement.
Two of the three courses required must be lower-division courses. Effective fall 1997, students who have not completed the lower-division writing requirement before the beginning of their seventh quarter at UCI will be subject to probation. Students transferring to UCI normally should have satisfied the lower-division writing requirement before entering UCI; if, however, they have not, they must complete it within their first three quarters of enrollment or they will be subject to probation. ESL students must complete the lower-division writing requirement before the beginning of the seventh quarter following the completion of their ESL courses or they will be subject to probation.
The third course must be an upper-division writing course, and it must be taken only after the successful completion of the lower-division requirement.
Students enrolled at UCI may take only UCI courses in satisfaction of the lower-division and upper-division writing requirements. Continuing UCI students may not take summer courses at another institution to satisfy lower-division or upper-division writing requirements.
Lower-Division Requirement: The two courses taken to fulfill the lower-division requirement must be completed with a minimum grade of C (or a Pass or Credit grade equivalent to C). Students may select from the courses specified below:
1. English and Comparative Literature WR 39B (Expository Writing) and WR 39C (Argument and Research).
2. English and Comparative Literature WR 37 (Intensive Writing) and WR 39C (Argument and Research). Recommended students only.
3. Two quarters of the writing component of the Humanities Core Course (Humanities 1A-B-C) beyond satisfaction of the Subject A requirement. NOTE: Students held for Subject A and enrolled in the Humanities Core must enroll in a section of the Core Course designated S/A during their first quarter. Successful completion of the writing component of these sections of this course with a letter grade of C or better will satisfy the Subject A requirement. (The Pass/Not Pass grade option may not be used to satisfy Subject A.) For these students, the lower-division writing requirement may be satisfied only in the second and third quarters of the Humanities Core Course. Students who do not receive a C or better in Humanities 1A S/A in fall quarter and continue to be held for Subject A must enroll in Humanities 1B S/A during the winter quarter and satisfy the requirement by earning a letter grade of C or better. The lower-division writing requirement will be satisfied in the second and third quarters of the Humanities Core Course for these students.
4. Students who complete English and Comparative Literature WR 37 or WR 39B with a grade of B (3.0) or better may substitute as the second course of the lower-division writing requirement one of the following courses in creative writing or nonfiction and journalism: English and Comparative Literature WR 30, WR 31, WR 32, or WR 38.
Upper-Division Requirement: The course taken to fulfill the upper-division requirement must be completed with a minimum grade of C (or a Pass or Credit grade equivalent to C). The requirement may be satisfied by completing any one of the following:
1. An upper-division course designated on a list of approved courses in the quarterly Schedule of Classes as approved for satisfaction of the requirement. NOTE: All courses approved to fulfill the upper-division writing requirement should have a "W" suffix. Students are encouraged to consult the Schedule of Classes or their advisor to determine the current upper-division writing requirement course offerings. If a course on the approved list is offered without the "W" suffix, it does not satisfy the upper-division writing requirement.
2. English and Comparative Literature WR139W.
3. An approved upper-division course in nonfiction and journalism or creative writing. Such courses frequently have special prerequisites. Students may not use such a course to satisfy the requirement unless they have attained a B or better in both courses taken to satisfy the lower-division writing requirement.
Students who fail to attain the required grades in the courses taken in fulfillment of the writing requirement should refer to the Academic Regulations and Procedures section for further information.
II. Natural Sciences. Students must select a three-course combination from one of the following areas:
Biological Sciences: Any three courses from Biological Sciences 1A, 1B, 5, 6, 9A, 9B, 9C, 9D, 10, 11, 15, 20, 35, 36, 37, 45, 55, 65, 75 (NOTE: the prerequisite for 1B is 1A.)
Chemistry: Chemistry 1A-B-C and 1LB-LC or 1LA-LB; H2A-B-C and 1LB-LC
Earth System Science: Any three courses from Earth System Science 10, 14, 15, 20E, 20F, Physics 18, 20A, 20B, 20C, 20D, 21, Engineering E5
Interdisciplinary: Any three courses from Biological Sciences H90, Chemistry H90, Earth System Science H90, Mathematics H90, Physics H90
Physics: Physics 3A-B-C and 3LB-LC; three quarters of Physics 7A-B-D-E plus 7LA-LB-LD; three courses from Physics 18, 20A, 20B, 20C, 20D, 21, Earth System Science 10, 14, 15, 20E, 20F, Engineering E5; Physics 17A-B plus one course from Physics 16, 18, 20A, 20B, 20D, 21, Engineering E5
Social Ecology: Environmental Analysis and Design E1, E3, E5
III. Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students must complete a three-course combination, as follows: (1) an introductory course followed by two additional courses in the same area, or (2) an introductory course followed by a second course in the same area plus an introductory course in another area.
Introductory courses are indicated by an asterisk (*).
EXCEPTION: Although Psychology 11E is not introductory, it may be taken without completion of an approved introductory course.
Anthropology: Anthropology 2A*, 2B*, 2C*, 2D*
Economics: Economics 1*, 20A*-B*-C*
Geography: Social Science 5A*, 5B*, 5C*, 5D*, 18A, 18D
Linguistics: Linguistics 3*, 10, 20, 51, 68, 80 (NOTE: Linguistics 3, 10, 20 may be counted toward either category III or V but not both.)
People and Society:
Asian American Studies 60A*, 60B*, 60C*
Chicano/Latino Studies 61*, 62*, 63*
Social Science 70A*, 70B*, 70C*
Women's Studies 60A*, 60B*, 60C*
Political Science: Political Science 6A*, 6B*, 6C*, 21A, 31A, 41A, 51A, 71A
Psychology 7A*, 9A*-B-C, 11E, 13T, 21A, 23A, 46A, 55A, 56L, 78A
Psychology and Social Behavior P9*
Criminology, Law and Society J7*
Environmental Analysis and Design E8*
Social Ecology 10*, H20A*-B*-C*
Social Science: Social Science 1A*, H1E*-F*-G*, 2A*
Sociology: Sociology 1*, 2*, 3*, 23, 31, 62
IV. Humanistic Inquiry. Students must select a three-course series from one of the following areas:
Arts Interdisciplinary 1A-B, C
Dance 90A-B-C; 91A-B-C
Drama 40A, 40B, 40C
Music 14A-B-C; 40B-C-D
Studio Art 1A-B-C; 10A, 10B, 10C
Art History 40A, 40B, 40C; 42A, 42B, 42C; 80A, 80B, 80C
Classics 35A, 35B, 35C; 45A-B-C
East Asian Languages and Literatures 55 (three different topics)
Film Studies 85A-B-C
French 50 (three different topics)
German 50 (three different topics)
History 21A, 21B, 21C; 35A, 35B, 35C; 40A, 40B, 40C; any three courses from 70A, 70B, 70C, 70D
Humanities 1A-B-C; 3A, 3B, 3C; 5A, 5B, 5C
Philosophy 1, 4, and either 5 or 9; 1, 6, 7; 10, 12, and either 11 or 13
Russian 50 (three different topics)
African-American Studies 40A, 40B, 40C
Women's Studies 50A, 50B, 50C
English and Comparative Literature CL 50A, 50B, 50C; three courses from E 6, E 7, E 8, CL 8; E 28A or E 28D, E 28B, E 28C or E 28E
V. Mathematics and Symbolic Systems. Students must select one of the following three-course combinations:
Economics 10A-B and either 10C or 30
Information and Computer Science 10A-B-C; 10A or 21, plus 22, 23
Linguistics 3, 10, 20 (NOTE: Linguistics 3, 10, 20 may be counted toward either category V or III but not both.)
Logic and Philosophy of Science 29, 30, 31
Mathematics 2A-B plus one course from 2C, 2D, 2J, 6A, or 7; 2A, 6A, 7; 6A-B plus one course from 2A, 6C, or 7
Philosophy 29, 30, 31
Social Ecology 166A-B-C
Social Science 9A-B-C; 10A-B-C; 100A-B-C
VI. Language Other Than English. Students must demonstrate competency in a language other than English by completing one of the following options:
A. College-level course work equivalent to UCI's fourth quarter of study in a language other than English. UCI courses approved to satisfy this requirement are:
French 2A, S2AB
German 2A, S2AB
Japanese 2A, S2AB
Spanish 2A, S2AB, 5
For information on UCI's prerequisites and course placement policies, consult the School of Humanities, Foreign Language Placement section in this Catalogue.
B. Credit for four years of high school study or its equivalent in a single language other than English with a C average or better in the fourth year.
C. A score of 4 or 5 on a College Board Advanced Placement Examination in a language other than English.
D. A score of 620 or better on a College Board SAT II examination in a language other than English, with the exception of SAT II: Modern Hebrew for which a score of 540 or better is required.
E. Completion of an approved course of study through the Education Abroad Program (EAP). Careful planning is required to ensure that this requirement is fulfilled. Check with an EAP counselor at the Center for International Education to determine the programs in countries that fulfill this requirement.
F. The equivalent as determined by an appropriate and available means of evaluation. For information on availability of such examinations and testing schedules, consult the Testing Office, Student Services II, (949) 824-6207. If an appropriate means of evaluating competence in a non-English language of instruction does not exist, satisfactory completion, with a C average or better, of two years of formal schooling at the sixth grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is not English will meet the requirement. Appropriate documentation must be presented to substantiate that the course work was completed.
VII. Multicultural Studies and International/Global Issues. Students must select one course in multicultural studies and one course on international/global issues from the following lists. In fulfilling category VII, students may use courses which are also being used in fulfillment of other breadth categories. For example, Anthropology 2A simultaneously satisfies category VII-B and a portion of category III. In addition, VII-B may be fulfilled by one quarter's participation in the Education Abroad Program (EAP).
Multicultural Studies (VII-A):
African-American Studies 40A, 40B, 40C, 151
Anthropology 85A, 125X, 125Z, 136K, 138R, 138T, 161T, 162B
Art History 163, 164A, 164B
Asian American Studies 51, 60A, 60B, 60C, 101, 110, 111, 111A, 132, 133, 135, 141, 142, 150, 151, 151A, 151B, 151C, 151D, 151E, 151G, 151H, 151J, 161, 162, 165, 197
Chicano/Latino Studies 61, 62, 63, 100A, 100B, 100C, 110A, 110B, 111A, 111B, 113, 114, 130, 131, 132A, 132B, 134, 141, 143, 144, 145, 147, 160, 161, 163
Education 104E, 124, 155, 160
English and Comparative Literature CL 9, CL 105, E 105
Environmental Analysis and Design E15, E102U, E131U
Film Studies 130
History 15A, 15B, 15C, 146A, 146B, 146C, 148A, 148B, 150, 151A, 151B, 152
Music 78A, 78B
Political Science 27A, 124A, 124C, 126A, 126C
Psychology 174A, 174B, 174E, 174F
Spanish 100E, 110C, 140A, 140B, 142
Social Science 70A, 70B, 70C, 70T, 78A, 78B, 78C, 166, 167, 170B, 170E, 170F, 171F, 172B, 172C, 172E, 173G, 173H, 173I, 173J, 173K, 173L, 175A, 175B, 177A, 177B, 177C, 177D, 178C, 178D, 178E, 178H, 178J, 179
Sociology 63, 65, 161
Studio Art 149
Women's Studies 50A, 50B, 50C, 139, 150, 160, 161, 162, 163, 197
International/Global Issues (VII-B):
Anthropology 2A, 41A, 121A, 121D, 121E, 121H, 121J, 125A, 125B, 125P-Q, 126N, 127A, 135A, 135H, 136D, 138O, 138P, 138Q, 162A, 163A, 163H, 163K, 164K, 164L, 164P, 174A
Art History 40A, 40B, 40C, 42A, 42B, 42C, 80A, 80B, 80C, 162A, 162B, 162C
Asian American Studies 164, 171, 171A, 173
Chicano/Latino Studies 115A, 115C, 133A, 133B, 162, 164
Chinese 3A-B-C, 100A-B-C, 101A-B-C, 115, 180
Criminology, Law and Society J191
Dance 80, 81, 90A-B-C, 91A-B-C
Drama 40A, 40B, 40C, 120A, 120B, 120C
East Asian Languages and Literatures 20, 55, 110, 117, 120, 130, 150, 155, 160, 170, 190
Economics 13, 148D, 152A, 152P-Q
English and Comparative Literature CL 40A, CL 40B, CL 40C
Environmental Analysis and Design E125, E143U
Film Studies 160
French 50, 101A-B-C, 110, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 125, 127, 139, 150, 160
German 50, 100A, 100B, 100C, 101, 102A, 102B, 117, 118, 119, 120, 160
History 10, 11, 21A, 21B, 21C, 41A, 41B, 41C, 50, 70A, 70B, 70D, 100C, 101, 110A, 110B, 110C, 112C, 112D, 114, 116A, 116B, 117A, 117B, 118A, 118B, 118C, 120A, 120B, 120C, 120D, 122A, 122B, 122C, 123A, 123B, 123C, 123D, 124A, 124B, 126A, 126B, 126C, 127A, 127B, 127C, 128, 130A, 130B, 132, 133, 158A, 158B, 158C, 161A, 161B, 161C, 168A, 168B, 168C, 169, 170A, 170B, 170C, 171A, 171B, 171C, 172A, 172B, 172C, 174, 175, 176, 178A, 178B, 178C, 179
Humanities 5A, 5B, 5C, 100, 183B
International Studies 11, 12, 13, 111A, 179
Italian 100A-B, 101A, 101B, 101C
Japanese 3A-B-C, 100A-B, 101A-B-C, 115, 180
Korean 3A-B-C, 101A-B-C, 115, 180
Political Science 6A, 41A, 42A, 43D, 44A, 141B, 141C, 141D, 141E, 143E, 145B, 146A, 147A, 147B, 148B, 151A, 151B, 151C, 151D, 151F, 152B, 152C, 152D, 152F, 153A, 153B, 153E, 153F, 154C, 154F, 154G, 155F, 155G, 156A, 157A, 172A, 173A
Portuguese 121, 122
Russian 50, 100A-B-C, 101A-B-C, 140, 150, 151, 152
Spanish 10A-B, 44, 100A, 100B, 100C, 100D, 110A, 110B, 116, 119, 121, 130A, 130B, 130C, 131A, 131B, 131C, 150, 160, 185
Social Ecology 183B
Social Science 170C, 170P, 172F, 173J, 176A, 183B
Sociology 2, 44, 77, 165A, 175A, 175B
In addition to the University and UCI requirements listed above, each undergraduate student must satisfy the degree requirements for the major and, if applicable, the minor or concentration selected. UCI, school, and departmental or major and minor requirements may overlap; courses taken to fulfill a school or departmental requirement (e.g., the Humanities course requirement in the School of Biological Sciences) may also help fulfill the UCI breadth requirement. Students are urged to make sure that they understand how many courses are permitted to satisfy more than one requirement. Information on specific degree requirements and courses is available in the academic unit sections of this Catalogue.
Students must declare a major by the time they reach junior status (90 units excluding college work completed prior to high school graduation), and should make certain that the background and the preparation prerequisite to junior and senior work in the major have been accomplished. Transfer students should read the section on Information for Transfer Students: Fulfilling Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree.
Students should note that with the exception of courses designated Pass/Not Pass Only, courses taken Pass/Not Pass may not be used to satisfy specific course requirements of the student's school and major, unless authorized by the appropriate dean. Additional information on grading is located in the Academic Regulations and Procedures section.
For certification in a minor, a student must obtain a minimum overall grade point average of at least C (2.0) in all courses required for the minor program. No more than two courses applied to a minor may be taken Pass/Not Pass. Completion of the minor is noted on a student's transcript. (Students are not required to minor in a program in order to graduate from UCI.)
In order to receive a degree, an undergraduate student should file an Application for Graduation at the appropriate dean's office, preferably during the first quarter of the senior year, but no less than six months before the expected day of graduation. Specific deadline dates for filing are established quarterly by each academic unit so that candidates' academic records can be reviewed to verify that all graduation requirements have been met. These dates vary among academic units. Students should contact their academic counselors for deadline dates.