2012-13 General Catalogue

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The 2012-13 UCI General Catalogue, Volume 46, constitutes the University of California, Irvine's document of record. While every effort is made to ensure the correctness and timeliness of information contained in the Catalogue, the University cannot guarantee its accuracy. Changes may occur, for example, in course descriptions; teaching and administrative staff; curriculum, degree, and graduation requirements; and fee information. Contact the individual department, school, program, or administrative office for further information.

The Catalogue is an archival document and will not reflect changes that may take place during the period between publication dates.



From the Chancellor; UCI Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty

The University of California and the Irvine Campus
Academic Goals; Academic Structure; Accreditation; Equal Opportunity and Diversity;
University Ombudsman; The Campus Setting; University Advancement;
Alumni Relations; University Communications

Instructional and Research Facilities
UCI Libraries; Office of Information Technology; UCI Ecological Preserve;
Natural Reserve System; UCI Arboretum and Herbarium;
Laser Microbeam and Medical Program;
University of California, Irvine HealthCare; UCI Center for Occupational and Environmental Health;
Additional Facilities


Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools;
Campus Tours; How to Use the Catalogue

Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees Offered and Areas of Study

Majors and Careers

Special Programs
Access UCI and Summer Session Enrollment; Center for Educational Partnerships;
Student Support Services; Graduate Diversity Programs;
Medical Student Support Programs

Expenses, Tuition, and Fees
Estimated Expenses; Tuition and Fees;
Special Tuition and Fee Programs, Waivers, and Exemptions;
California Residence and Nonresident Supplemental Tuition;
Tuition and Fee Refunds

Financial Aid
Scholarships; Grants; Loans; Federal Work-Study;
Aid for Students with Disabilities; Student Employment

Undergraduate Admissions
Part I: Categories of Application; Admission as a Freshman Applicant
Part II: Admission as a Transfer Applicant; Admission of International Students
Part III: Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Credit
Part IV: Application Procedures


Division of Undergraduate Education

Academic Advising; Undecided/Undeclared Students;
University Studies Courses; First-Year Integrated Program; Placement Testing;
UC Analytical Writing Placement Examination; UCI Writing Center;
Student Support Services; Transfer Student Center; Honors Opportunities; Scholarship
Opportunities Program; Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program; UCDC Academic
Internship Program; UC Center Sacramento Scholar Intern Program;
Teaching, Learning & Technology Center; Study Abroad Center

Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree
Catalogue Rights; University Requirements; UCI Requirements;
General Education (GE) Requirement;
School, Departmental, and Major Requirements;
Minor Programs; Application for Graduation

Information for Transfer Students:
Fulfilling Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree

Completion of the UCI General Education Requirement;
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum;
Transferability of Credit

Registration and Other Procedures
Schedule of Classes and Registration Information; Registration Procedures; Enrolling in Classes;
Payment of Tuition and Fees; Late Registration; Change of Class Enrollment;
Withdrawal from the University; Lapse of Status; Enrollment at Other Institutions;
Enrollment at UC Irvine Extension (ACCESS UCI); Change of Major;
Transcripts and Verifications; Readmission; Commencement

Academic Regulations and Procedures
Grading System; Repetition of Courses; Satisfaction of the Writing Requirement;
Credit by Examination; Independent Study; Final Examinations; Declaration of Major;
Undergraduate Scholarship Requirements; Graduate Scholarship Requirements;
Credits from Other Institutions or University Extension

Supplementary Educational Programs
Summer Session; UC Irvine Extension; ROTC

Life on Campus
Student-Produced Media; UCI Bookstore; UCI Career Center; Child Care Services;
Counseling Center; Campus Assault Resources and Education; Campus Recreation;
Dean of Students; Disability Services; Health Education Center; Housing; UCI Hospitality & Dining;
UCI Student Center & Event Services;; Student Government; Student Health Center

Intercollegiate Athletics

Special Research Programs; Organized Research Units;
Campus Centers; Other Research Centers and Institutes

Admission to Graduate Standing; Application Procedures; Required Supporting Documents;
Admission and Registration; Orientation; Academic Advising; Academic Policies;
Graduate Degrees; Financial Assistance for Graduate Students


Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Dance; Drama; Music; Studio Art

School of Biological Sciences
Developmental and Cell Biology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology;
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Neurobiology and Behavior

The Paul Merage School of Business
Undergraduate Programs; Graduate Programs

Department of Education
Teaching and Service Credential Programs;
Graduate Degree Programs

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science;
Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science;
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

School of Humanities
African American Studies; Art History; Asian American Studies; Classics;
Comparative Literature; Culture and Theory; East Asian Languages and Literatures;
English; European Languages and Studies; Film and Media Studies;
Global Cultures; History; Humanities and Arts; Special Programs; Philosophy;
Religious Studies; Spanish and Portuguese; Visual Studies; Women's Studies

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Computer Science; Informatics; Statistics

Interdisciplinary Studies
Undergraduate Study: Business Information Management;
Computer Science and Engineering; Civic and Community Engagement;
Global Sustainability; History and Philosophy of Science; Native American Studies
Graduate Study: Pharmacology and Toxicology; Networked Systems; Transportation Science

School of Law

School of Medicine
The M.D. Program; Postgraduate Educational Programs; Graduate Academic Programs

Program in Nursing Science

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Physical Sciences
Chemistry; Earth System Science; Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy

Program in Public Health
Population Health and Disease Prevention

School of Social Ecology
Criminology, Law and Society; Planning, Policy, and Design;
Psychology and Social Behavior

School of Social Sciences
Anthropology; Chicano/Latino Studies; Cognitive Sciences; Economics;
International Studies; Linguistics; Logic and Philosophy of Science; Political Science;
Social Policy and Public Service; Sociology; Graduate Program in Social Science

University Administration; Faculty Distinctions; Academic Honesty;
Principles, Policies, and Other Information