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Degree Requirements

In order to graduate, you must complete all of the listed degree requirements. For all students, this will require completing courses beyond your major requirements.

University Requirements

University Requirements

Muir Writing Requirement

Muir Writing Requirement (2 courses, 8 units, must be taken for a letter grade)

  • MCWP 40 (4 units)
  • MCWP 50 (4 units)

General Education I: Social Sciences

3 courses, 12 units: Choose from one of the following options. You cannot mix and match.

  1. ANTH 1, 21, 23, or 103; ANTH 2 or 102; ANTH 3 or 101
  2. COGS 1; 2 courses from COGS 10, 11, 17, or DSGN 1
  3. CGS 2A; CGS 2B; CGS 101, 103, 105, 106, 112, 114
  4. ECON 1, 2, 3
  5. ETHN 1, 2, 3
  6. Choose 3 from LIGN 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 17
  7. Choose 3 from POLI 10 or 10D; 11 or 11D; 12 or 12D; or 13 or 13D
  8. Choose 3 from PSYC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 7
  9. Choose 3 from AAS 10, COMM 10, ETHN 20 or MGT 18
  10. SOCI 1; SOCI 2; SOCI 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50
  11. USP 1, 2, 3

General Education II: Math or Natural Sciences

3 courses, 12+ units: Choose from one of the following options. You cannot mix and match.

  1. Choose 3 from BILD 7, 10, 12, 20, 22, 24, or 26
  2. BILD 10 or ENVR 30; CHEM 4 or 11; PHYS 8 or 10
  3. CHEM 6A or 6AH; CHEM 6B or 6BH; CHEM 6C or 6CH
  4. CHEM 11, 12, 13
  5. ENVR 30; choose 2 from BILD 18, PHYS 12, SIO 25 or ENVR 140
  6. MATH 10A or 20A; MATH 10B or 20B; MATH 10C or 20C or 11
  7. PHYS 1A+1AL; PHYS 1B + 1BL; PHYS 1C + 1CL
  8. PHYS 2A, 2B, 2C
  9. PHYS 4A, 4B, 4C
  10. Choose 3 courses  from PHYS 5, 7, 9, 13
  11. Choose 3 from PHYS 8, 10, 11 or 12
  12. Choose 3 from SIO 1, 10, 20 or 30

General Education III: Fine Arts, Foreign Language, or Humanities (Choose 2)

Fine Arts (3 courses, 12 units): Choose from one of the following options. You cannot mix and match.
  1. MUS 1A, 1B, 1C
  2. MUS 2A, 2B, 2C
  3. MUS 4; Choose 2 from MUS 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, or 18 (if taken for 4 units)
  4. MUS 126; MUS 127 (taken twice for two different topics)
  5. TDGE 1; Choose 2 from TDAC 1; TDDE 1; TDGE 3, 5, 10, or 11; or TDPW 1
  6. Choose 3 from TDHT 10, 21, 22 or 23
  7. VIS 11 plus two from VIS 1, 2, or 3
  8. Choose 3 from VIS 20, 21A, 21B, or 22
  9. VIS 22; VIS 84; VIS 151, 152D, 154, 156, 194S
Foreign Language (3 courses, 12+ units): Choose from one of the following options. You cannot mix and match. You must have college credit, including units from AP, IB, or community college courses.  Language proficiency does not clear this requirement.
  1. Choose 3 from CHIN 10A, 10 B, 10C, 20A, 20B, 20C
  2. Choose 3 from JAPN 10A, 10B, 10C, 20A, 20B, 20C
  3. JWSP 1, 2, 3
  4. LIAB 1A+1AX, 1B+1BX, 1C+1CX
  5. Choose 3 from LIFR 1A+1AX, 1B+1BX, 1C+1CX, 1D+1DX; LTFR 2A, 2B, 2C, 50
  6. Choose 3 from LIGM 1A+1AX , 1B+1BX, 1C+1CX, 1D+1DX; LTGM 2A, 2B, 2C, 50
  7. Choose 3 from LIIT 1A+1AX , 1B+1BX, 1C+1CX, 1D+1DX; LTIT 2A, 2B, 2C, 50
  8. LIPO 1A+1AX, 1B+BX, 1C+1CX
  9. Choose 3 from LISL 1A+1AX, 1B+1BX, 1C+1CX, 1D+1DX
  10. Choose 3 from LISP 1A+1AX , 1B+1BX, 1C+1CX, 1D+1DX; LTSP 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 50
  11. LTGK 1, 2, 3
  12. Choose 3 from LTKO 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, or 2C
  13. LTLA 1, 2, 3
  14. Choose 3 from LTRU 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, or 2C
  15. 3 quarters of a heritage language
Humanities (3 courses, 12 units): Choose from one of the following options. You cannot mix and match.
  1. HILD 2A, 2B, 2C; AP US history and IB History of the Americas units only apply to this sequence.
  2. HILD 7A, 7B, 7C
  3. HILD 10, 11, 12
  4. Choose 3 from LTEN 21, 22, 23, 25, or 26
  5. LTEN 27, 28, 29
  6. LTWL 19A, 19B, 19C
  7. LTWR 8A, 8B, 8C
  8. Choose 3 from PHIL 1, 13, 14, or 15
  9. Choose 3 from PHIL 10, 12, 15, 25, or 32
  10. Choose 3 from PHIL 13, 26, 27, 28, or 33
  11. PHIL 31, 32, 33
  12. Choose 3 from TWS 21, 22, 23 or 25

 

Transfer Students and General Education

Transfer students are still held to general education requirements before they graduate. There are many ways a transfer student is able to do this.

If you complete IGETC Before Transfer

  • You must complete 1 upper-division writing course, MCWP 125; we also accept the lower-division course, MCWP 50 to clear this requirement.
  • MCWP 40 and the GE sequences are waived

By complete Partial IGETC Before Transfer

  • As IGETC, plus you must complete one or two classes that match your missing IGETC areas.
  • If you are missing IGETC area 1B, you must complete both MCWP 40 and MCWP 50, and the GE sequences are waived.
  • Otherwise, You must complete 1 upper-division writing course, MCWP 125; we also accept the lower-division course, MCWP 50 to clear this requirement and MCWP 40 and the GE sequences are waived
  • This is the only way to complete IGETC after transfer

By completing GE as a Student at Another UC Campus Before Transfer

  • The GE sequences are waived.
  • You are still held to the writing requirement.
  • You may petition to use writing courses completed at other UC campuses to count toward one or more of the Muir College Writing Program courses required for graduation, but approval is not guaranteed.

If You Completed the UC Seven-Course Pattern, You Must Still Complete GE

  • Transfer applicants must complete the Seven Course Pattern to be considered for transfer admission.
  • The UC Seven Course Pattern does not fulfill General Education requirements, it only makes you eligible for admission to the University of California.

If you did not complete GE in one of the ways listed above

  • You will need to consult with a Muir College academic advisor to see how your transfer courses apply to our General Education requirements.

 

Overlap Rule

  • Up to 3 courses from your major may be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
  • There is no limit on overlaps between minors and General Education requirements.

AP and IB Credit

AP and IB credit may apply to your General Education and major requirements as noted.

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