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Undergraduate Major Unit Requirements

The Writing in the Major (WIM) courses listed below reflect courses are offered 2018-2019, which satisfy the WIM requirement for majors applying to graduate in the current academic year. Consult the applicable department section of the Bulletin, WIM courses, or ExploreCourses for more information regarding WIM courses offered previous years.

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 (COMM 177C), EARTHSYS 191
Energy Resources Engineering 78-84 36-37 114-121 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 27-45 24-42 69 - 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 32B, CEE32D or CEE 100
Atmosphere/Energy 48-50 49-51 97-101 - BIOE 131, COMM 120W, CEE 100, or EARTHSYS 200
Bioengineering 65 39 104 - BIOE 131
Biomechanical Engineering 48-50 40 90-94 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 48-50 68 115-117 - CEE 100
Computer Science min. 30 min. 43 96-106 senior project CS 181W, CS 191W, CS 194W, CS 210B, CS 294W
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 267W
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 AA 190, BIOE 131 (ETHICSOC 131X), CS 181W, EE 134, EE155, ENGR 199W, MATSCI 161, MATSCI 164, ME 112, ME 140, PHYSICS 107
Environmental Systems Engineering 39-41 40 96-98 Capstone course BIOE 131, COMM 120W, EARTHSYS 191, EARTHSYS 200 or BIOHOPK 172H
Individually Designed Major 41 40 90-107 Senior capstone see adviser
Management Science and Engineering 49 58 107 Senior Project MS&E 108
Materials Science and Engineering min. 43 min. 60 min 103 - MATSCI 161, MATSCI 164
Mechanical Engineering 45 68 113 - ME 112, 140
Product Design (Mechnical Engineering) min. 54 52-56 106 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. Senior Capstone ANTHRO 91. Method and Evidence Foreign Language requirement ANTHRO 90B
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 104W, COMM 120W, COMM 137W (AMSTUD 137)
Comparative Literature - 40 65 Core COMPLIT 101,121,122,123, 199; and 15 units of electives in COMPLIT COMPLIT 101
Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity 45 15 60 Comparative-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research Course, Senior Research, Subplan Requirements, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X, EDUC 199A
East Asian Studies ~ 70 units minimum ~ 8 units minimum 78 units minimum 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
East Asian Studies, China Subplan ~ 45 units minimum ~ 25 units minimum 70 units mininum 3rd-yr language proficiency; capstone/honors CHINA 111
East Asian Studies, Japan Subplan ~ 45 units minimum ~ 20 units minimum 65 units minimum 3rd-yr language proficiency; capstone/honors JAPAN 138
East Asian Studies, Korea Subplan ~ 33 units minimum ~ 26 units minimum 59 units minimum 3rd-yr language proficiency; capstone/honors 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 120,121 & 129. Capstone: any FRENCH 200 level. Oral Proficiency Interview OPI. 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 133
German 0-25 35-60 60 Gateway course: GERMAN 88; capstone; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) GERMAN 116
German and Philosophy min. 21 min. 39 65 Gateway course; capstone; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) GERMAN 116
History - 63-74 63-74 2 from HISTORY 201-298 plus 1 from HISTORY 200-series 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 140A, INTNLREL 140C (HISTORY 201C), INTNLREL 174, INTNLREL 200B, INTNLREL 103F
Italian - 32 56 Gateway course; ITALLANG 22A or equiv.; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) 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 128
Jewish Studies (Individually Designed) 45 15 60 Comparative and Major-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research Course, Senior Research, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement, Language Requirement CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X
Linguistics - 28 55 Additional courses counting toward the 55 unit requirement should form a coherent program of study, and specific courses must be approved by the Undergraduate Adviser. LINGUIST 121A, LINGUIST 130A
Mathematical & Computational Science - - 78-84 Capstone course STATS 200 CS 181W, MATH 109, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 171, STATS 155
Mathematics Up to 15. Computer Science Theory/Discrete Mathematics Subplan: minimum 18 49 64 units minimum MATH 101, MATH 109, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 171
Music - 63-78 63-78 Total units dependent upon selected, optional concentration area 3 from the following: MUSIC 142K, MUSIC 145K, MUSIC 147K, MUSIC 149J, MUSIC 251
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 110C, POLISCI 110D, POLISCI 120C, POLISCI 121 , POLISCI 236, POLISCI 299A
Psychology N/A 60 70 - PSYCH 138, PSYCH 164
Public Policy 25-54 25-68 min. 77 PUBLPOL 106 (ECON 154), PUBLPOL 154, PUBLPOL 156, PUBLPOL 200H
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.) 68 8 min. 76 Gateway course; capstone CS 181W, STS 191
Science, Technology, & Society (B.S.) 68 8 min. 76 Gateway course: capstone CS 181W, STS 191
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 151T, TAPS 153H
Urban Studies 34 36 70 20 units in concentration; capstone courses URBANST 202 (SOC 202), URBANST 203