Your academic success is important to us at Muir. As a Muir student, you can pursue any major, and the flexibility of our General Education requirements allow many of our students to complete a minor within four years.
John Muir College Academic advising is committed to guiding students from orientation through graduation by empowering them to be active participants in their education. In collaboration with university staff and faculty, we connect students with campus resources and assist them in interpreting University policy. Muir College Academic Advisors:
UC San Diego has a de-centralized model of academic advising. Instead of a single office responsible for all advising, you will have multiple advisors with specialized roles. In addition to your Muir College Advisor, you will have other advising options:
Muir College’s General Education requirements provide students with an in-depth exposure to the principal branches of human knowledge with whose methods of inquiry educated scholars and citizens should be familiar.
To this end, students are required to take one three-course sequence from a specified list in the Social Sciences; one three-course sequence from a specified list in Mathematics (Calculus) or the Natural or Physical Sciences; and two three-course sequences from specified lists in two of the following: Humanities, Foreign Language, and Fine Arts. The three-course sequence insures that students receive more than a superficial experience of each of these disciplinary areas.
To train students to read and write critically, students are further required to take a two-course sequence in university-level writing through the Muir College Writing Program.