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Undergraduate Major Unit Requirements

The Writing in the Major (WIM) courses listed below reflect courses, offered in past or present years, which satisfy the WIM requirement for majors applying to graduate in the current academic year. Such WIM courses may or may not be offered in the current year. Consult the applicable department section of the Bulletin or ExploreCourses for more information.

School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

Major Department Units required outside the dept./program Units required within the dept./program Total # of units Notes/Special Requirements WIM Course
Earth Systems 62-111 21 83-132 internship, senior capstone and project BIOHOPK 172H, EARTHSYS 135, EARTHSYS 149, EARTHSYS 177C, EARTHSYS 191, EARTHSYS 200
Energy Resources Engineering 77-86 33-34 110-120 Senior Project and Seminar (ENERGY 199) ENERGY 199
Geological Sciences 38-48 65-72 102-121 advanced summer field experience GS 150, GEOPHYS 199
Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology 55-81 19-31 85-101 - GS 150, GEOPHYS 199
Geophysics 43-45 15 min. 58 - GS 150, GEOPHYS 199

School of Engineering

Major Department Units required outside the dept./program Units required within the dept./program Total # of units Notes/Special Requirements WIM Course
Aeronautics and Astronautics 47 60 107 AA 190
Architectural Design 40 63 103 - CEE 100, CEE 32B, CEE 32D
Atmosphere/Energy 48-50 49-51 97-101 - CEE 100, EARTHSYS 200, BIOE 131, COMM 120W, MS&E 152W
Bioengineering min. 64 min. 39 min. 103 - BIOE 131
Biomechanical Engineering 48-50 49-51 97-101 ENGR 199W with directed research units; ME 112
Biomedical Computation 51-65 47-56 109-114 Two quarters guided research ENGR 199W with directed research units (preferred), CS 191W, or CS 272 / BIOMEDIN 212
Chemical Engineering min. 70 50 min. 120 - CHEMENG 185A
Civil Engineering 39 (Architectural Design); 48 (Atmosphere/Energy); min. 54 (Civil Engineering) 62 116 - CEE 100, CEE 32B, CEE 32D (Architectural Design); CEE 100, EARTHSYS 200, BIOE 131, COMM 120W, MS&E 152W (Atmosphere/Energy); CEE 100 (Civil Engineering); BIOE 131, COMM 120W, EARTHSYS 191, EARTHSYS 200, CEE 100,
Computer Science min. 33 min. 43 96-106 senior project CS 181W, CS 191W, CS 194W
Electrical Engineering 40 60 100 EE191W only applies for Honors Thesis. EE191W may satisfy WIM only if it is a follow-up to an REU or independent study project, where a faculty agrees to provide supervision of writing a technical paper and with suitable support from the Writing Center. CS 194W, EE 109, EE 133, EE 134, EE 153, EE 155, EE 168, EE 191W, EE 264W, EE 264W, EE 155
Energy Resources Engineering 78-84 36-37 114-121
Engineering Physics min. 48 min. 45 min. 93 at least 45 units in Engineering Fundamentals, Depth and elective courses must be engineering units EE 152/EE 155, ENGR 199W with research or, depending upon specialty track, one of the following: AA 190, BIOE 131 (ETHICSOC 131X), CS 181W, EE 134, ENGR 199W, MATSCI 161, MATSCI 164, ME 112, ME 131A, ME 140, ME 141, PHYSICS 107
Environmental Systems Engineering 39 57 97 Capstone course BIOE 131, COMM 120W, EARTHSYS 191, EARTHSYS 200, CEE 100
Individually Designed Major 41 40 90-107 - see adviser
Management Science and Engineering 42 65 107 Senior Project MS&E 108
Material Science and Engineering min. 53 min. 50 min 103 - MATSCI 161, MATSCI 164
Mechanical Engineering 48 68 116 - 3-course required sequence to fulfill WIM for ME majors: ME 112, ME 131A, ME 140, ME 141
Product Design min. 58 53-56 113 ME 112

School of Humanities and Sciences

Major Department Units required outside the dept./program Units required within the dept./program Total # of units Notes/Special Requirements WIM Course
African and African American Studies 50 10 60 AAAS thesis seminar AFRICAAM 200X
American Studies 60 AMSTUD 160
Anthropology 15 50 65 ANTHRO 193:Capstone Course-Contemporary Debates in Anthropology ANTHRO 90B, ANTHRO 90C
Archaeology 45 20 65 foreign language 1st qtr. at 2nd-year level ARCHLGY 103
Art History - 65 65 library orientation, junior seminar ARTHIST 294
Art Practice (Studio) - 65 65 Interdisciplinary art survey, advanced undergraduate seminar, library orientation ARTHIST 294
Asian American Studies 40 20 60 Comparative and Major-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X
Biology 33-47 55 88-102 BIO 46, BIO 47, BIO 107 (HUMBIO 136), BIO 168, BIO 196A, BIO 197WA, BIO 199W, BIOHOPK 47, BIOHOPK 172H
Chemistry 20-39 47-68 82-104 The Biological Chemistry Concentration requires more units. CHEM 134
Chicana/o Studies 40 20 60 Comparative and Major-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research Course, Senior Research, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X
Classics - - 60-65 majors seminar (CLASSICS 150) CLASSICS 150 (Formerly CLASSGEN 176)
Communication 5 60 65 - COMM 137W, COMM 104W, COMM 142W
Comparative Literature - 40 65 Gateway Course: COMPLIT 101. Core: COMPLIT 121, COMPLIT 122, COMPLIT 123. Capstone course: COMPLIT 199, and 25 units of electives in COMPLIT COMPLIT 101
Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity 45 15 60 Comparative-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research Course, Senior Research, Major Concentration, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X, EDUC 199A
East Asian Studies 75 3 78 Capstone Course (EALC 198); overseas studies in an East Asian country for 1 qtr; Senior Essay or Honors Thesis CHINA 111, JAPAN 138 (COMPLIT 138A), KOREA 120
Economics - 80 80 - ECON 101
English - 64 68-70 - ENGLISH 162W
English w/ Creative Writing - 73-75 73-75 dept. approval ENGLISH 162W, ENGLISH 164; ENGLISH 196A, ENGLISH 164C
English w/ Interdisciplinary Emphasis 15 58-60 73-75 dept. approval and interdisciplinary paper ENGLISH 162W, ENGLISH 164; ENGLISH 196A, ENGLISH 164C
English w/ Interdepartmental Emphasis 16-20 53-55 69-75 16-20 units in foreign lang. lit.; dept. approval ENGLISH 162W, ENGLISH 164; ENGLISH 196A, ENGLISH 164C
English w/ Philosophy 20-25 57-59 77-84 - ENGLISH 162W, ENGLISH 164; ENGLISH 196A, ENGLISH 164C
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 45 18 core 63 Practicum AMSTUD 160, ANTHRO 90B, FEMGEN 157
Film and Media Studies - 64 64 library orientation, senior seminar FILMSTUD 101, FILMSTUD 102
French - 32 56 Gateway courses: FRENCH 101, FRENCH 129. Capstone: any FRENCH 200-level. Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). FRENCH 131, FRENCH 133
French and Philosophy min. 21 32 above #100 65 Gateway course: FRENCH 181. Capstone: COMPLIT 153C, FRENCH 246, ILAC 240E, ITALIAN 246. Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) FRENCH 131, FRENCH 133
German 0-25 35-60 60 Gateway course: GERMAN 88; capstone; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) GERMAN 116, GERMAN 150
German and Philosophy min. 21 min. 39 65 Gateway course; capstone; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) GERMAN 116, GERMAN 150
History - 63-74 63-74 3 from #200-298 HISTORY 209S
Human Biology (B.A.) min. 6 min. 40 min. 81 Capstone HUMBIO 2B, HUMBIO 3B, HUMBIO 4B
Human Biology (B.S.) min. 6 min. 40 min. 81 Capstone HUMBIO 2B, HUMBIO 3B, HUMBIO 4B
Iberian and Latin American Cultures 0 40 60 Gateway course (2 of 3): ILAC 130, ILAC 131, ILAC 132. Senior Seminar: ILAC 278A. Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) ILAC 278A
International Relations 55-70 0-15 70 2 yr. foreign lang; Overseas studies 1 qtr. INTNLREL 110D, INTNLREL 140A, INTNLREL 140C, INTNLREL 174, INTNLREL 200B
Italian - 32 56 Gateway course; ITALLANG 22A or equiv.; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) ITALIAN 127, ITALIAN 128
Italian and Philosophy min. 21 32 above #100 72 Gateway course; Capstone: ITALIAN 236E; ITALLANG 22A or equiv.; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) ITALIAN 127, ITALIAN 128
Jewish Studies (Individually Designed) 75-77 - 75-77 Comparative and Major-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research Course, Senior Research, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement CSRE 201X
Linguistics - 28 55 Additional courses counting toward the 50 unit requirement should form a coherent program of study, and specific courses must be approved by the Undergraduate Adviser. LINGUIST 121A, LINGUIST 121B, LINGUIST 130A
Mathematical & Computational Science - - 78-84 Capstone course STATS 200 CS 181W, MATH 109, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 171
Mathematics up to 15 units 49 64 - MATH 101, MATH 109, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 171
Music - 62-78 62-78 Total units dependent upon selected, optional concentration area 3 from the following: MUSIC 144K, MUSIC 145K, MUSIC 146J, MUSIC 146L
Native American Studies 40 20 60 Comparative and Major-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research Course, Senior Research, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X
Philosophy - 55 55 course in 194 series PHIL 80
Philosophy and Literature min. 15 min. 47 65 Gateway course; 194 PHIL 80
Philosophy and Religious Studies - 60 60 3 seminars; 20 units in each dept. + 20 advanced units from both depts. PHIL 80 or RELIGST 290
Physics 21-24 56-60 77-84 - PHYSICS 107
Political Science 0 45-70 70 Introductory course POLISCI 1, and advanced seminar (200 or 300 level) POLISCI 103, POLISCI 110D, POLISCI 120C, POLISCI 121, POLISCI 236, POLISCI 299A
Psychology N/A 60 70 - PSYCH 164, PSYCH 175
Public Policy 25-54 25-68 min. 77 PUBLPOL 106 (ECON 154), PUBLPOL 154, PUBPOL 156,
Religious Studies - 60 60 introductory course, majors' seminar, senior essay or honors thesis, senior colloquium RELIGST 290
Russian Language & Literature 0-10 46-56 56 1st- and 2nd- year Russian; Gateway course; capstone; language assessment SLAVIC 146
Russian Language, Culture, & History 12-20 36-39 56 1st- and 2nd- year Russian; Gateway course; capstone; language assessment SLAVIC 146
Russian Literature & Philosophy 21 40 67 1st- and 2nd- year Russian; Gateway course; capstone; language assessment SLAVIC 146
Science, Technology, & Society (B.A.) max. 72 min. 8 min. 76 Gateway course; capstone ANTHRO 90C; CS 181W; COMM 142W; COMM 120W; HISTORY 140A; HISTORY 232F
Science, Technology, & Society (B.S.) max. 72 min. 8 min. 76 Gateway course: capstone ANTHRO 90C; CS 181W; COMM 142W; COMM 120W; HISTORY 140A; HISTORY 232F
Slavic Languages and Literatures - - 56 Capstone: any SLAVIC 300-level course SLAVIC 146
Sociology 5-15 45-55 60 SOC 202, SOC 204
Spanish 0 35 60 Gateway course: ILAC 130, ILAC 131; Senior Seminar: ILAC 277; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) ILAC 277
Studio Art: See Art Practice (Studio)
Symbolic Systems 66-81 4 70-85 - PHIL 80
Theater and Performance Studies - 60 60 Gateway course; capstone TAPS 157, TAPS 167H
Urban Studies 34 36 70 20 units in concentration; capstone courses URBANST 202, URBANST 203