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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
Earth Systems 62-111 21 83-132 internship, senior capstone and project
Energy Resources Engineering min. 76 min. 18 min. 112 Senior Project and Seminar (ENERGY 199)
Geological Sciences 6-8 52-66 58-74 Geoscience research, field training/capstone experience
Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology 55-81 19-31 85-101 -
Geophysics 27-45 24-42 69 Senior Seminar (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
Aeronautics and Astronautics 50 65 112
Architectural Design 40 58 97 -
Atmosphere/Energy 48-50 49-51 97-101 -
Bioengineering 68 39 107 -
Biomechanical Engineering 48-50 40 90-94
Biomedical Computation 51-65 47-56 109-114 Two quarters guided research
Chemical Engineering 57-67 51 108-118
Civil Engineering 52-75 41-64 116 Capstone project
Computer Science min. 30 min. 43 96-106 senior project
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.
Engineering Physics min. 48 min. 45 min. 93 at least 45 units in Engineering Fundamentals, Depth and elective courses must be engineering units
Environmental Systems Engineering 44-78 52-20 96 Capstone course
Individually Designed Major 41 40 90-107 See advisor
Management Science and Engineering 57 53 110 Senior Project
Materials Science and Engineering min. 43 min. 60 min 103 -
Mechanical Engineering 48-50 68 116 -
Product Design (Mechnical Engineering) 40 61 101

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
African and African American Studies 50 10 60 AAAS thesis seminar
American Studies 60
Anthropology - 65 65 ANTHRO 193. Senior Capstone ANTHRO 91. Method and Evidence Foreign Language requirement
Archaeology 45 20 65 foreign language 1st qtr. at 2nd-year level
Art History - 65 65 library orientation, junior seminar
Art Practice (Studio) - 65 65 Interdisciplinary art survey, advanced undergraduate seminar, library orientation
Asian American Studies 40 20 60 Comparative and Major-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement
Biology 33-47 55 88-102
Chemistry 20-39 47-68 82-101 The Biological Chemistry Concentration requires more units.
Chicana/o Studies 40 20 60 Comparative and Major-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research Course, Senior Research, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement
Classics - - 60-65 majors seminar (CLASSICS 150)
Communication 5 60 65 -
Comparative Literature - 40 65 Core COMPLIT 101,121,122,123, 199; and 15 units of electives in COMPLIT
Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity 45 15 60 Comparative-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research Course, Senior Research, Subplan Requirements, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement
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
East Asian Studies, China Subplan ~ 45 units minimum ~ 25 units minimum 70 units mininum 3rd-yr language proficiency; capstone/honors
East Asian Studies, Japan Subplan ~ 45 units minimum ~ 20 units minimum 65 units minimum 3rd-yr language proficiency; capstone/honors
East Asian Studies, Korea Subplan ~ 33 units minimum ~ 26 units minimum 59 units minimum 3rd-yr language proficiency; capstone/honors
Economics - 80 80 -
English - 64 68-70 -
English w/ Creative Writing - 73-75 73-75 dept. approval
English w/ Interdisciplinary Emphasis 15 58-60 73-75 dept. approval and interdisciplinary paper
English w/ Interdepartmental Emphasis 16-20 53-55 69-75 16-20 units in foreign lang. lit.; dept. approval
English w/ Philosophy 20-25 57-59 77-84 -
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 45 18 core 63 Practicum
Film and Media Studies - 60 60 library orientation, senior seminar
French - 32 56 Capstone: any FRENCH 200 level. Oral Proficiency Interview OPI.
French and Philosophy 21-25 40-44 65
German 30-60 60 Gateway course: GERMAN 88; capstone; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
German and Philosophy 21-25 40-44 65 16 courses minimum; gateway course; capstone; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
History - 63 63 units minimum for the major; 11-15 additional units for Honors. 2 from HISTORY 201-298 plus 1 from HISTORY 200-series
Human Biology (B.A.) min. 6 min. 40 min. 81 Capstone
Human Biology (B.S.) min. 6 min. 40 min. 81 Capstone
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)
International Relations 55-70 0-15 70 2 yr. foreign lang; Overseas studies 1 qtr.
Italian 32 56 Gateway course; ITALLANG 22A or equiv.; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
Italian and Philosophy 21-25 32 72 Gateway course; Capstone: ITALIAN 236E; ITALLANG 22A or equiv.; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
Jewish Studies (Individually Designed) 45 15 60 Comparative and Major-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research Course, Senior Research, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement, Language Requirement
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.
Mathematical & Computational Science - - 76-89 Capstone course STATS 200
Mathematics up to 15 49 min. 64
Math, CS Theory/Discrete Math Subplan min. 18 min. 33 min. 64
Music - 62 62 Core curriculum plus 20-unit concentration
Native American Studies 40 20 60 Comparative and Major-Core Curriculum, Methodology/Research Course, Senior Research, Interdisciplinary Breadth Requirement
Philosophy - 55 55 course in 194 series
Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science subplan 12 49 61 Gateway course; 194
Philosophy and Literature min. 15 min. 47 65 Gateway course; 194
Philosophy and Religious Studies - 60 60 3 seminars; 20 units in each dept. + 20 advanced units from both depts.
Physics 21-24 56-60 77-84 -
Political Science 0-25 45-70 70 Introductory course POLISCI 1, and advanced seminar (200 or 300 level)
Psychology - 60 70 -
Public Policy 25-54 25-68 min. 77
Religious Studies - 60 60 introductory course, majors' seminar, senior essay or honors thesis, senior colloquium
Russian Language & Literature 0-10 46-56 56 1st- and 2nd- year Russian; Gateway course; capstone; language assessment
Russian Language, Culture, & History 12-20 36-39 56 1st- and 2nd- year Russian; Gateway course; capstone; language assessment
Russian Literature & Philosophy 21-25 40-44 67 1st- and 2nd- year Russian; Gateway course; capstone; language assessment
Science, Technology, & Society (B.A.) 68 8 min. 76 Gateway course; capstone
Science, Technology, & Society (B.S.) 68 8 min. 76 Gateway course: capstone
Slavic Languages and Literatures - - 56 Capstone: any SLAVIC 300-level course
Sociology 5-15 45-55 60
Spanish 0 35 60 Gateway course: ILAC 130, ILAC 131; Senior Seminar: ILAC 277; Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
Studio Art: See Art Practice (Studio)
Symbolic Systems 66-81 4 70-85 -
Theater and Performance Studies - 60 60 Gateway course(s); capstone
Urban Studies 33 37 70 20 units in concentration; capstone courses

Writing in the Major (WIM) Courses

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School Major 2018-19 WIM Courses 2019-20 WIM Courses 2020-21 WIM Courses
Earth Sciences Earth Systems BIOHOPK 172H, EARTHSYS 135, EARTHSYS 149, EARTHSYS 177C (COMM 177C), EARTHSYS 191 EARTHSYS 149, EARTHSYS 177C (COMM 177C), EARTHSYS 191, ENVRES 245 EARTHSYS 149, EARTHSYS 177C, COMM 177C, EARTHSYS 191, ENVRES 245
Earth Sciences Energy Resources Engineering ENERGY 199 ENERGY 199 ENERGY199
Earth Sciences Geological and Environmental Sciences GS 150 (GEOPHYS 199) GEOLSCI 150 GEOPHYS 199, GEOLSCI 150
Earth Sciences Geophysics GEOPHYS 199 (GS 150) -- GEOPHYS 199 GEOLSCI 150
Engineering Aeronautics and Astronautics AA 190 AA 190 AA 190
Engineering Architectural Design CEE 32B, CEE32D or CEE 100 CEE 32B, CEE 32D, CEE 100, CEE 102W, CEE 136 CEE 100, CEE 32B, CEE 102W, CEE 136
Engineering Atmosphere/Energy BIOE 131, COMM 120W, CEE 100, or Earthsys 200 HUMBIO 3B, BIOE 131, COMM 120W, CEE 100, CEE 102W CEE 100, CEE 32B, CEE 102W, CEE 136
Engineering Bioengineering BIOE 131, ETHICSOC 131X BIOE 131, ETHICSOC 131X BIOE 212, BIOMEDIN 212, CS 272, GENE 212, BIOE 131
Engineering Biomechanical Engineering ENGR 199W, ME 112 ENGR 199W, ME 112 BIOE 131, ENGR 199W
Engineering Biomedical Computation   BIOE 212, BIOMEDIN 212, CS 272, GENE 212 BIOE 131, ENGR 199W BIOE 212, BIOMEDIN 212, CS 272, GENE 212 BIOE 131, ENGR 199W 
Engineering Chemical Engineering CHEMENG 185A CHEMENG 185A CHEMENG 185A
Engineering Civil Engineering CEE 100 CEE 100, CEE 136 (CEE 236, PUBLPOL 130, PUBLPOL 230, URBANST 130) CEE 100, CEE 32B, CEE 102W, CEE 136
Engineering Computer Science CS 181W, CS 191W, CS 194W, CS 210B, CS 294W CS 181W, CS 182W, CS 191W, CS 194W, CS 210B, CS 294W CS 181W, CS 182W, CS 191W, CS 194W, CS 210B, CS 294W
Engineering Electrical Engineering CS 194W, EE 109, EE 133, EE134, EE 153, EE 155, EE 168, EE 191W, EE 264W, EE 267W EE 109, EE 133, EE 153, EE 168, EE 191W, EE 264W, EE 267W, CS 194W EE 109, EE 134, EE153, EE 168, EE191W, EE264W, EE267W, CS 194W
Engineering Engineering Physics AA 190, BIOE 131 (ETHICSOC 131X), CS 181W, EE 134, EE155, ENGR 199W, MATSCI 161, MATSCI 164, ME 112, ME 140, PHYSICS 107 AA 190, BIOE 131 (ETHICSOC 131X), CS 181W, CS 182W, EE 134, EE 155, ENGR 199W, MATSCI 161, MATSCI 164, PHYSICS 107 AA 190, BIO 131 (ETHICSOC 131X), CS 181W, CS 182W, EE 134, EE 155, ENGR 199W, MATSCI 161, MATSCI 164, PHYSICS 191, ENGR 102W (CEE 102W)
Engineering Environmental Systems Engineering CEE 100 CEE 100, CEE 136 (CEE 236, PUBLPOL 130, PUBLPOL 230, URBANST 130) CEE 100, CEE 32B, CEE 102W, CEE 136
Engineering Management Science and Engineering MS&E 108 MS&E 108 MS&E 108
Engineering Material Science and Engineering MATSCI 161, MATSCI 164 MATSCI 161, MATSCI 164 MATSCI 161, MATSCI 164
Engineering Mechanical Engineering ME 112, 140 ME 170A, ME 170B ME 170A, ME 170B
Engineering Product Design ME 112 ME 216B ME 216C ME 216B ME 216C
Humanities & Sciences African and African American Studies AFRICAAM 200X AFRICAAM 200X AFRICAAM 200X
Humanities & Sciences American Studies AMSTUD 160 AMSTUD 160 AMSTUD 160
Humanities & Sciences Anthropology ANTHRO 90B ANTHRO 90B ANTHRO 90B
Humanities & Sciences Archaeology ARCHLGY 103 ARCHLGY 103 ARCHLGY 103
Humanities & Sciences Art History ARTHIST 294 ARTHIST 294 ARTHIST 294, FILMSTUDI 101/302
Humanities & Sciences Art Practice (Studio) ARTHIST 294 ARTHIST 294 ARTHIST 294, FILMSTUDI 101/302
Humanities & Sciences Asian American Studies CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X CSRE 200X
Humanities & Sciences Biology BIO 46, BIO 47, BIO 107 (HUMBIO 136), BIO 168, BIO 196A, BIO 197WA, BIO 199W, BIOHOPK 47, BIOHOPK 172H BIO 46, BIO 47, BIO 107 (HUMBIO 136), BIO 168, BIO 196A, BIO 197WA, BIO 199W, BIOHOPK 172H BIO46, BIO199W, BIO197WA, BIO168, BIO47, BIOHOPK 175H
Humanities & Sciences Chemistry CHEM 134 CHEM 134 CHEM 131
Humanities & Sciences Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X CSRE 200X
Humanities & Sciences Chinese CHINA 111 CHINA 111 CHINA 111
Humanities & Sciences Classics CLASSICS 150 CLASSICS 150 (Formerly CLASSGEN 176) CLASSICS 150, ARCHLGY 103
Humanities & Sciences Communication COMM 104W, COMM 120W, COMM 137W (AMSTUD 137) COMM 104W, COMM 120W (COMM 220, AMSTUD 120), COMM 177SW (COMM 277S), COMM 186W COMM 104W, COMM 120W, COMM 137W, COMM 177SW, COMM 186W
Humanities & Sciences Comparative Literature COMPLIT 101 COMPLIT 101 COMPLIT 101
Humanities & Sciences Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X, EDUC 199A CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X, EDUC 199A CSRE 200X
Humanities & Sciences East Asian Studies CHINA 111, JAPAN 138 (COMPLIT 138A), KORGEN 120 CHINA 111, JAPAN 138, KOREA 120 CHINA 111, JAPAN 138, KOREA 121
Humanities & Sciences Economics ECON 101 ECON 101 ECON 101
Humanities & Sciences English ENGLISH 162W ENGLISH 162W ENG 5A, ENG 5B, ENG 5C, ENG 5D, ENG 5E, ENG 5F, ENG 5G, ENG 5H
Humanities & Sciences Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies ANTHRO 90B, FEMGEN 105 FEMGEN 157, AMSTUD 160, ANTHRO 90B FEMGEN 151, AMSTUD 160, ANTHRO 90B
Humanities & Sciences Film and Media Studies FILMSTUD 102, FILMSTUD 302 FILMSTUD 101 FILMSTUD 101, FILMSTUD 302
Humanities & Sciences French FRENCH 133 FRENCH 129, FRENCH 130, FRENCH 133 FRENCH 129, FRENCH 130, FRENCH 133
Humanities & Sciences German Studies GERMAN 116 GERMAN 116 GERMAN 116
Humanities & Sciences History HISTORY 209S HISTORY 209S HISTORY 209S
Humanities & Sciences Human Biology HUMBIO 2B, HUMBIO 3B, HUMBIO 4B HUMBIO 2B, HUMBIO 3B, HUMBIO 4B HUMBIO 2B, HUMBIO 3B, HUMBIO 4B
Humanities & Sciences Iberian and Latin American Cultures ILAC 278A ILAC 278A ILAC 131, ILAC 161, ILAC 157
Humanities & Sciences International Relations INTNLREL 140A, INTNLREL 140C (HISTORY 201C), INTNLREL 174, INTNLREL 200B, INTNLREL 103F INTNLREL 110C*, INTNLREL 110D* (Note: POLISCI 110X and POLISCI 110Y do not satisfy the WIM Requirement), INTNLREL 140A, INTNLREL 140C* (Note: INTNLREL 140C must be taken for 5 units) INTNLREL 174, INTNLREL 200B, INTNLREL 103F INTNLREL 140A, INTNREL 140C, HISTORY 201C, INTNLREL 200B, INTNLREL 174, INTNLREL 103F, HIST 103F, INTNLREL 110D, POLISCI 110D, INTNLREL 110C POLISCI 110C
Humanities & Sciences Italian ITALIAN 128 ITALIAN 128 ITALIAN 128
Humanities & Sciences Japanese JAPAN 138 (COMPLIT 138A) JAPAN 138 JAPAN 138
Humanities & Sciences Jewish Studies CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X CSRE 200X
Humanities & Sciences Linguistics LINGUIST 121A, LINGUIST 130A LINGUIST 121B, LINGUIST 130A LINGUIST 121B, LINGUIST 130A
Humanities & Sciences Mathematical and Computational Science CS 181W, MATH 109, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 171, STATS 155 CS 181W, MATH 109, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 171, STATS 155 MATH 109, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 171, CS 181W, CS 182W, STATS 155
Humanities & Sciences Mathematics MATH 101, MATH 109, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 171 MATH 101, MATH 109, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 171 MATH 109, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 171, MATH 101
Humanities & Sciences Music MUSIC 142K, MUSIC 145K, MUSIC 147K, MUSIC 149J, MUSIC 251 3 from the following: MUSIC 144M, MUSIC 146N (MUSIC 246N, FRENCH 260A), MUSIC 147J, MUSIC 251 MUSIC 251, MUSIC 147J, MUSIC 146N, MUSIC 143J
Humanities & Sciences Native American Studies CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X CSRE 200X, CSRE 201X CSRE 200X
Humanities & Sciences Philosophy PHIL 80 PHIL 80 PHIL 80
Humanities & Sciences Philosophy and Religious Studies PHIL 80, RELIGST 290 PHIL 80 or RELIGST 290 PHIL 80 or RELIGST 290
Humanities & Sciences Physics PHYSICS 107 PHYSICS 107 PHYSICS 191
Humanities & Sciences Political Science POLISCI 103, POLISCI 110C, POLISCI 110D, POLISCI 120C, POLISCI 121 , POLISCI 236, POLISCI 299A POLISCI 103, POLISCI 120C, POLISCI 121, POLISCI 236S, POLISCI 299A POLISCI 103, POLISCI 110C, POLISCI 110D, POLISCI 120C, POLISCI 121, POLISCI 148, POLISCI 236S, POLISCI 299A
Humanities & Sciences Psychology PSYCH 138, PSYCH 164 PSYCH 164, PSYCH 175, PSYCH 180 PSYCH 150, PSYCH 164, PSYCH 175, PSYCH 180
Humanities & Sciences Public Policy PUBLPOL 106 (ECON 154), PUBLPOL 154, PUBLPOL 156, PUBLPOL 200H PUBLPOL 106 (ECON 154), CEE 136 (CEE 236, PUBLPOL 130, PUBLPOL 230, URBANST 130), PUBLPOL 154, PUBLPOL 156, PUBLPOL 200H PUBLPOL 106, ECON 154, PUBLPOL 154, PUBLPOL 156
Humanities & Sciences Religious Studies RELIGST 290 RELIGST 290 RELIGST 290
Humanities & Sciences Science, Technology, and Society CS 181W, STS 191 STS 191W, COMM 104W, COMM 120W, HISTORY 140A, EARTHSYS 177C STS 191W, BIOE 131, COMM 120W, COMM 137W, COMM 177SW, COMM 186W, CS 181W, CS 182W, EARTHSYS 177C, HISTORY 140A
Humanities & Sciences Slavic Languages and Literatures SLAVIC 146 SLAVIC 146 SLAVIC 145
Humanities & Sciences Sociology SOC 202 (URBANST 202), SOC 204 SOC 202, SOC 204 SOC 202, SOC 204
Humanities & Sciences Spanish ILAC 277 ILAC 277 ILAC 277
Humanities & Sciences Symbolic Systems PHIL 80 PHIL 80 PHIL 80
Humanities & Sciences Theater and Performance Studies TAPS 151T, TAPS 153H TAPS 11, TAPS 154G DANCE 11
Humanities & Sciences Urban Studies URBANST 202 (SOC 202), URBANST 203 URBANST 202A, URBA URBANST 202A, URBANST 203