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CHAPTER II: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Section 1: Classification of Students

100.

The designation "freshman," "sophomore," "junior," and "senior" shall be made as follows: freshman--40 units or less, sophomore-- 40.5 units completed (counting Subject A), junior--84 units completed, senior--135 units completed. The wording "a year's work" is interpreted to be 45 units.

[Effective Fall 2008] The designation "freshman," "sophomore," "junior," and "senior" shall be made as follows: freshman--45 units or less, sophomore-- 45.1 units completed (counting the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement), junior--90 units completed, senior--135 units completed. The wording "a year's work" is interpreted to be 45 units. (Am 7 Jun 07; 18 Jan 18)

101. Part-Time Degree Students

  1. Part-Time Degree undergraduate/graduate students admitted to the Santa Barbara campus are regular upper-division/graduate students enrolled in approved Part-Time Degree Programs who are authorized under policies and criteria established by the Santa Barbara Division to register as part-time students. Applicants for Part-Time Degree status must be qualified for admission and registration under Senate and Santa Barbara Division requirements and standards.
  2. Undergraduate and graduate students in Part-Time Degree status may enroll only in those established major or degree programs approved for such enrollment by the Council on Part-Time Degree, the Executive Committee of the Faculty concerned [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II or the Graduate Council and the Faculty Legislature]. (Am 23 May 74)
  3. Certain major or degree programs approved specifically for undergraduate or graduate students in Part-Time Degree status are open only to students in that status. The requirements of such major or degree programs must be approved by the Council on Part-Time Degree Programs, the Executive Committee of the Faculty concerned [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] or the Graduate Council, and the Faculty Legislature. (Am 23 May 74)
  4. Residence in any regular term is validated for a Part-Time Degree student by a program of one or more upper-division or graduate courses.
  5. A Part-Time Degree student may complete an unlimited number of the units required for his or her degree in Summer Session courses.
  6. Regardless of the total number of units already completed toward the degree, a Part-Time Degree student may continue to receive unit credit toward the degree for courses completed at a junior college until the point at which 105 total units toward the degree have been earned in junior colleges. Beyond that point, only subject credit will be awarded for courses so completed. (Am 23 May 74).

Section 2: Majors

105. Definition of a Major in the College of Creative Studies

  1. Requirements for the major leading to the B.A. degree shall consist of not fewer than 36 units of upper-division or graduate courses. Requirements for the major leading to the B.S. degree shall consist of not fewer than 44 units of upper-division or graduate courses. Upon the recommendation of the College, and upon the approval of the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II], certain majors with an emphasis in science may be designated as leading to the B.S. degree according to Regulation 200(C); In the absence of such action majors will lead to the B.A. degree.
  2. Each major shall have a committee assigned to govern the major. The committee shall consist of faculty members appointed by the Dean and approved by the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] in accordance with the Bylaws of the College.
  3. The requirements of the major are established by the committee in charge of the major.
    1. Students may pursue a course of study in the established major to which they have been admitted.
    2. Each student shall be assigned an academic advisor appointed by the College.
    3. The individual curriculum for a student must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.
    4. Students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor on a quarterly basis to have their study list approved.
    5. Students in a degree program leading to a B.A. degree must satisfy the general requirements as stipulated in Regulation 175(A).
    6. Students in a degree program leading to a B.S. degree must satisfy the general requirements as stipulated in Regulation 200(C).
  4. Proposals for new majors, and substantial changes in existing majors must be approved by the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] prior to transmittal to the Faculty Legislature for final action before being published and implemented.
  5. The requirements leading to the B.A. and the B.S. degree for each major under Regulations 175(A) and 200(C) shall be available to students and others in printed FORM.
  6. A change from one major within the College to another may be made only with permission of the Dean of the College and of the committee in charge of the major program to which the student petitions to transfer.
    1. Students who fail to attain a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in work taken in courses in the major, may, at the option of the committee in charge be denied the privilege of continuing in that major.
    2. For purposes of graduation, units and grade-points in such cases will be calculated in accordance with Divisional Regulation 20.
    3. To be eligible for graduation, the student must earn a University grade-point average of at least 2.00.
  7. All students in the College of Creative Studies must meet the Residence Requirement specified in Senate Regulation 612 [see Divisional Regulation 75], except as provided in Senate Regulation 630(D) [see Divisional Regulation 75]. In addition, students must complete a minimum of six quarters of study in the College during the normal academic year. The Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] or the committee in charge of a major program to which the student has applied shall have the authority to reduce the six quarter residency requirement in the case of students who have extraordinary circumstances.
  8. The committee in charge of a major program may submit to the Dean of the College the name of a student who, in the opinion of the committee, cannot profitably continue in the major program, together with a statement of the basis for such an opinion and of the probable causes of the student's lack of suitability. In such cases, the Executive Committee of the College [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] may, with the approval of the committee concerned, permit a change to another major program within the College or may, with the approval of the Dean, require the student to withdraw from the College. (En 1 June 06)

115. A Major in the College of Engineering

  1. The requirements of the major are established by each department of the College and are subject to the approval of the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II and Divisional Bylaw 10-B].
  2. The requirements for each major, preparation for the major, prerequisites, alternative electives, and the requirements under Regulation 200 shall be available to students and others in printed FORM.
  3. Each engineering student must designate his or her major on his or her study-list card, he/she must register with the department in charge of his or her major, and he/she shall be advised by a representative of the department before filing his or her study-list.
  4. A change from one major program to another may be made only with the permission of the Dean of the College and of the departments involved.
    1. Students who fail to attain a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in work taken in preparation for the major, or in courses in the major, may, at the option of the department, be denied the privilege of continuing in that major.
    2. For purposes of attaining a grade-point average of 2.0 in preparation for the major, or in the major, a student may once repeat any course in which he/she has received the grade of C- or lower. The grade of Incomplete may be removed by taking an examination equivalent to the final examination, or by fulfilling specified assignments, but not by repeating the course. For purposes of graduation, units and grade-points in such cases will be calculated in accordance with Divisional Regulation 20. (CC 12 Oct 72)
    3. Courses appropriate for the satisfaction of requirements in the major program, but in excess of minimum requirements in the major program, will not be utilized in the computation of the grade-point average. When more electives are taken than the major requires, those courses with the lowest grades will be designated to be the ones in excess and, thus, not be calculated in the grade-point average. (Am 18 Apr 19)
  5. An individual major is designed for a student who has an academic interest for which there is no suitable curriculum. To receive permission to undertake an individual major, a student must submit a proposed curriculum to the Dean of the College of Engineering after completion of 36 units, but no later than the end of the junior year. The dean will transmit the proposal to the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] with his or her recommendation. If approved, the dean will appoint a faculty advisor for the student. The dean must certify that all requirements have been met before the degree is granted. (En 8 Jun 72)

120.

Only the following courses may be counted in satisfaction of the requirements for the major in the College of Engineering:

  1. courses offered to students in regular attendance during the fall, winter, and spring terms and the summer sessions at UCSB, or equivalent courses in other institutions; and
  2. courses in University Extension with numbers having the prefix X, XB, XD, XL, XR, XSB or XSF. [See, however, Divisional Regulation 115]

125. Definition of a Major in the College of Letters and Sciences

  1. Requirements for the major leading to the B.A. degree shall consist of not fewer than 36 nor more than 48 units of upper- division courses. Requirements for the major leading to the B.S. degree shall consist of not fewer than 44 nor more than 56 units of upper-division courses. Requirements for the major leading to the B.M. degree shall consist of not fewer than 71 nor more than 83 units in music. Requirements for the major leading to the B.F.A. degree shall consist of not fewer than 68 nor more than 85 units of upper-division courses. Lower- division requirements are defined as preparatory for the major. Upon the recommendation of the department or committee in charge, and upon the approval of the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II], certain majors with an emphasis in science may be designated as leading to the B.S. degree; certain majors with an emphasis in music may be designated as leading to the B.M. degree; certain majors with an emphasis in the fine arts may be designated as leading to the B.F.A. degree. In the absence of such action, majors will lead to the B.A. degree. (Am 13 Jan 83; Regents 15 Jul 83)
  2. Majors shall be designated as departmental, interdepartmental, or individual.
    1. A department major shall consist of upper-division courses of which at least two-thirds of the units are in one department, and which are coordinated and supervised by that department. Exceptions to the two-thirds requirement may be granted by the Undergraduate Council after receiving the advice and consent of the Executive Committee. (Am 8 Mar 07)
    2. An interdepartmental major shall consist of a curriculum which is coordinated and supervised by a committee appointed by the Executive Committee of the College [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II].
    3. An individual major accommodates the student with an unusual, but clearly academic, need, for which no suitable major, field of concentration, or curriculum is offered in the University of California. Such a student may plan his or her own major, subject to the following:
      1. The completion of three terms (a minimum of 36 units) in the University with a record of above average scholastic achievement,
      2. The consent of the Dean of the College,
      3. The assistance and supervision of an advisor appointed by the dean; and
      4. The approval of the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II].

    As part of any individual major, the student will be required to complete under the supervision of one of his or her advisors a senior thesis, normally undertaken as an independent studies course in an appropriate department. A copy of the thesis, signed by the advisor, must be filed with the dean.

    The dean must certify that the student has completed the requirements of his or her major before the degree is granted.

  3. At least one-half of the units required for an interdepartmental or individual major must be in departments that offer a departmental major in the College.
  4. Proposals for new majors, and substantial changes in existing majors must be approved by the Executive Committee prior to transmittal to the Faculty Legislature for final action before being published and implemented. Minor changes in existing majors, (including preparation for the major), prerequisites, alternative electives, and any changes in or reduction of the requirements of Regulations 185, 195, 210, or 230 shall be submitted to and approved by the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] before they are published and implemented. (Am Jan 83; Am 22 Apr 99)
  5. The requirements for each major, preparation for the major, prerequisites, and alternative electives, and the requirements under Regulations 185, 195, 210 and 230 shall be available to students and others in printed FORM. (Am Jan 83)
  6. Each upper-division student must designate his or her major on his or her study-list card, he/she must register with the department or committee in charge of his or her major, and he/she shall be advised by a representative of the department or committee before filing his or her study-list.
  7. A change from one major program to another may be made only with permission of the Dean of the College and of the department or committee in charge of the major program to which the student petitions to transfer.
    1. Students who fail to attain a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in work taken in preparation for the major, or in courses in the major, may, at the option of the department or committee in charge be denied the privilege of continuing in that major.
    2. For the purposes of attaining a grade-point average of 2.0 in preparation for the major, or in the major, a student may once repeat any course in which he/she has received the grade of C- or lower. The grade of Incomplete may be removed by taking an examination, equivalent to the final examination, or by fulfilling specified assignments, but not by repeating the course. For purposes of graduation, units and grade-points in such cases will be calculated in accordance with Divisional Regulation 20.
    3. To be eligible for graduation, the student must earn a University grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses required in the major program (comprising the lower-division courses in preparation for the major and the upper-division courses constituting the major), and a University grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all upper-division courses required in the major program. Courses appropriate for the satisfaction of requirements in the major program, but in excess of minimum requirements in the major program, will not be utilized in the computation of the grade-point average. When more electives are taken than the major requires, those courses with the lowest grades will be designated to be the ones in excess and, thus, not be calculated in the grade-point average. (Am 18 Apr 19)
  8. All students in the College of Letters and Science must meet the Residence Requirement specified in Senate Regulation 612 [see Divisional Regulation 75] and, except as provided in Senate Regulation 630(D) [see Divisional Regulation 75], must complete 35 of the final 45 units in residence, with no more than 18 of the 35 units completed in summer session [see Divisional Regulation 75]. Units taken at another UC campus concurrent with UCSB enrollment will not count toward the required 35 units. All students in the College must have completed in residence, although not necessarily within the 35 units specified above, 27 upper-division units, including at least 20 upper-division units in the major, or, in the case of double majors, 20 in each major for a total of 40 units. Units taken at another UC campus concurrent with UCSB enrollment will not count toward the upper division or upper division major requirements. The Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] shall have the authority to reduce this requirement in the case of students transferring from a College of Letters and Science within the University. For students who meet the Residence Requirements as provided in Senate Regulation 614 [see Divisional Regulations, Chapter I, Regulation 75], the requirement of 27 units of upper-division courses is reduced to 24. (Am 12 Oct 72; 10 May 73; Am 4 June 98; Am 9 Mar 00)
  9. A department may submit to the Dean of the College the name of a student who, in the opinion of the department, cannot profitably continue in the major program of the department, together with a statement of the basis for such an opinion and of the probable causes of the student's lack of suitability. In such cases, the Executive Committee of the College [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] may, with the approval of the department concerned, permit a change to another major program or may, with the approval of the Chancellor, require the student to withdraw from the College. Committees in charge of interdepartmental or individual majors may follow a similar procedure. (Am 22 Apr 99)

130.

Except as provided in Regulation 125, any student in the College of Letters and Science may elect any major program approved by the Executive Committee of the College [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] or may take any course for which he/she has completed the prerequisites and for which he/she has the proper standing.

135.

Only the following courses may be counted in satisfaction of the requirements for the major in the College of Letters and Science:

  1. courses offered to students in regular attendance during the fall, winter, and spring terms and the summer sessions at UCSB, or equivalent courses in other institutions; and
  2. courses in University Extension with numbers having the prefix X, XB, XD, XL, XR, XSB or XSF. [See, however, Divisional Regulation 125]

Section 3: Minors

140. Academic Minors at UCSB (Am 1 Jun 00)

  1. In addition to the major, a student may pursue an academic minor. Formal minor programs may be offered by an individual department or program, or by a multidisciplinary group of departments and/or programs. Each minor program must be approved by the Executive Committee of the college or school that will offer the minor. If a minor program is to be offered jointly by more than one school or college, it must be approved by each of the Executive Committees of those schools or colleges.
  2. At a minimum, a minor must include 18 units of upper division course work. All of these units must be completed with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better; at least 12 of them must be completed in residence at UCSB; no more than 5 may count toward both the minor and the upper division requirement of the major; and no more than 5 may be taken on a P/NP grading basis.
  3. A college or school Executive Committee may decide whether or not students may earn credit toward that college's or school's graduation requirements by pursuing a certain minor program offered by another college or school.
  4. Minor Programs will be included in the regularly scheduled reviews of departments and programs that offer them.

Section 4: Study-List Regulations

142. (Resc 1 Jun 00)

145. College of Creative Studies

  1. Approval and Limits

Except as otherwise authorized by the Faculty of the College or by its designated agents, the study-list of each student shall normally consist of four courses totaling at least 15 units per term, or the equivalent, and must be approved by the student's advisor prior to filing with the Registrar.

150. College of Engineering

  1. Approval

    Procedures for approval of study-lists (interpreted as a detailed list of courses required for a degree in a given major) and the assignment of advisors will be determined by the Executive Committee of the College, usually delegated to the dean and/or associate dean (hereinafter, “the associate dean”).

  2. Limits

    Except as otherwise authorized by the associate dean, students shall be limited to a maximum of 18 units in each quarter for courses that can be taken for the letter or the pass/no-pass grading option, regardless of grading choice. This 18-unit limit may be exceeded only by courses that have solely the pass/no-pass grading option.

  3. Minimum Study-Load

    An undergraduate student is required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units each Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter and to maintain the minimum expected cumulative progress toward degree [See SBR 45.A.3]. Study-lists of fewer than 12 units per term must receive the approval of the associate dean. Approval to enroll for fewer than 12 units per term may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of the associate dean or of the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II].

  4. Student's Responsibility

    The declaration of a major by a student and its acceptance by the College evidences an obligation on the part of the student faithfully to perform the designated work to the best of his or her ability. Withdrawal from, or neglect of, any course entered on the study-list associated with said major, or a change in program without the formal permission of the associate dean of the College, renders the student liable to academic probation, and ultimately enforced withdrawal from the University. (Am 7 Jun 07)

155. College of Letters and Science

  1. Approval
    1. Procedures for approval of study-lists and the assignment of advisors will be determined by the Executive Committee of the College [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II].
    2. Each student who has designated his or her major program and has been accepted to pursue it shall register with his or her major department, or with the committee in charge of his or her interdepartmental or individual group major. Students must have been accepted in an approved departmental major or in an interdepartmental or an individual group major no later than the beginning of their junior year.
  2. Limits
    1. Except as otherwise authorized by the Faculty of the College or by its designated agents, the study-list of each student shall normally consist of from 15 to 17 units per term, or the equivalent. In the determination of the study-list unit total, the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement course will be considered the equivalent of a 4-unit course, and all other courses for which the student does not receive degree credit will be counted at full unit value. Policies governing the limits of study-lists other than normal will be determined by the Executive Committee of the College [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II]. (Am 10 May 73; 18 Jan 18)
    2. No more than a total of six units in one-half-unit physical activities courses may be counted toward the degree.
  3. Minimum Study-List

    An undergraduate student is required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units in each Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter and to maintain the minimum cumulative progress toward degree [See SBR 45.A.3.] Study-lists of fewer than 12 units per term must receive the approval of the dean. Approval to enroll for fewer than 12 units per term may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of the dean or of the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II].

  4. Student's Responsibility

    The presentation of a study-list by a student and its acceptance by the College evidence an obligation on the part of the student faithfully to perform the designated work to the best of his or her ability. Withdrawal from, or neglect of, any course entered on the study-list, or a change in program without the formal permission of the dean of the College, renders the student liable to enforced withdrawal from the University, or other appropriate disciplinary action. (Am 7 June 07)

Section 5: Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

175. General Requirements

  1. In the College of Creative Studies the degree of Bachelor of Arts will be granted upon the following conditions:
    1. The candidate shall have completed at least 180 units.
    2. The candidate shall have satisfied the general University requirements in Senate Regulation 612 and 630 [residence, see Divisional Regulation 75], 636 [University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement, see Divisional Regulation 80], and 638 [American History and Institutions, see Divisional Regulation 60]. (Am 18 Jan 18)
    3. The candidate shall have completed eight courses in any fields outside his or her major and outside those determined by his or her advisor to be courses related to his or her major. One of these courses must fulfill the Ethnic Studies Requirement: a course that concentrates on the intellectual, social, and cultural experience and history of one of the following groups: Native Americans, African Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, and Asian Americans. This course may be selected from ethnicity courses offered through the College of Letters and Science, or it may be a College of Creative Studies course which is classified as meeting this requirement. (Am 15 Mar 90)
    4. The candidate shall have had his or her work reviewed annually by the Faculty to determine whether he/she has been making satisfactory progress toward the degree. Directly after the submission of the student's study-list for his or her final quarter in the College, the Faculty shall have reviewed his or her work in order to certify him/her for graduation.
    5. The candidate shall be in compliance with the UCSB Student Code of Conduct. (Am 9 Jan 20)
  2. In the College of Letters and Science the degree of Bachelor of Arts will be granted upon the following conditions:
    1. The minimum number of units for the Bachelor of Arts degree shall be 180. [See, also, Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.67, Appendix II] (Am 3 Nov 94, Am 23 Jan 02)

      In the case of the student who completes language 3 to meet the General Education Foreign Language Requirement, the minimum number of units shall be 184. Of the total units required, at least 60 units must be upper division. (Am 21 April 83; Am 3 Nov 94, Am 23 Jan 02)

    2. The candidate shall have satisfied the general University requirements of sections 612 and 630 [residence, see Divisional Regulation 75], 634 [scholarship, see Divisional Regulation 77 ], 636 [University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement, see Divisional Regulation 80], and 638 [American History and Institutions, see Divisional Regulation 60] of the Regulations of the Academic Senate. (Am 18 Jan 18)
    3. The candidate shall have satisfied the General Education requirements, as described in Divisional Regulation 185.
    4. The candidate shall have satisfied the requirements of a major program as described in Divisional Regulation 125.
    5. The candidate shall be in compliance with the UCSB Student Code of Conduct. (Am 9 Jan 20)

180. (Resc 23 Jan 02)

185. General Education Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, College of Letters and Science

The General Education program provides a body of knowledge and skills of general intellectual value that gives the undergraduate student a broad educational experience. The program emphasizes an appreciation of the humanities, the fine arts, the natural and social sciences, and the cultural traditions and diversity of the modern world.

The candidate shall satisfy the General Education requirements in both Special and General Subject Areas. A list of General Education courses will be approved annually by the Divisional Committee on General Education. Students may petition the Committee on General Education to receive General Education credit for courses not on the approved course list.

All courses acceptable in satisfaction of the requirements must have a value of at least 3 units.

Special Subject Area Requirements

All Special Subject Area courses may simultaneously fulfill General Subject Area Requirements.

  • Writing Requirements: Students must take a minimum of six courses that require the writing of one or more papers, totaling at least 1,800 words.
  • World Cultures Requirement: Students must take at least one course that focuses on a culture outside the European Traditions.
  • European Traditions: Students must take at least one course that focuses on European cultures or on cultures in the European Traditions.
  • Ethnicity Requirement: Students must take one course which concentrates on the intellectual, social and cultural experience and history of one of the following: Native-Americans, Afro-Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, Asian-Americans, or a course that provides a comparative and integrative context for understanding the experiences of oppressed and excluded racial minorities in the United States. Courses satisfying this requirement may also be used in satisfaction of the University American History and Institutions Requirement.
  • Quantitative Relationships Requirement: Students must take at least one course emphasizing quantitative relationships.

General Subject Area Requirements

Any given General Education course can be applied to only one of the General Subject Area Requirements. Students may also petition the Committee on General Education to construct an "Individualized GE Program" under guidelines determined by the Committee.

  • Area A: English Reading and Composition The student must complete two courses designed to develop skills in English reading and composition.
  • Area B: Foreign Language This requirement may be satisfied in one of the following three ways:
    1. The completion of Language 3 (third quarter) or the equivalent in one language.
    2. The completion with an average of at least C of the third year of one language in high school.
    3. The passing of the appropriate level of the placement examination recommended by the Foreign Language Department concerned and approved by the Executive Committee of the College and the Committee on General Education. This examination can be taken before admission to UCSB.
  • Area C: Science, Mathematics and Technology

    Objective: To provide an understanding of the methods and applications of science and mathematics, and the fundamental laws that govern the biological and physical worlds.

    The student must complete three courses.

  • Area D: Social Science

    Objective: To provide an understanding of what determines or influences the behavior and beliefs of individuals and groups.

    The students must complete three courses.

  • Area E: Culture and Thought

    Objective: To provide a perspective on world cultures through the study of human history and thought.

    The student must complete three courses.

  • Area F: Arts

    Objective: To develop an appreciation of the arts through historical study, analysis of master works, and aesthetically creative activity.

    The student must complete two courses.

  • Area G: Literature

    Objective: To develop an appreciation of literature through historical study, analysis of master works, and aesthetically creative activity.

    The student must complete two courses.

(Adopted 4 Mar 94; AM 27 May 04)

Section 5A: Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts

190. General Requirements

In the College of Letters and Science the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts will be granted upon the following conditions:

  1. The minimum number of units for the Bachelor of Fine Arts shall be 180. See also Divisional Regulations 175(B)(1) and 200(B)(1) for junior college unit credit restrictions.

    In the case of students who complete Language 3 to meet the General Education Foreign Language Requirements, the minimum number of units shall be 184. Of the total units required, at least 60 units must be upper-division. (Am 21 Apr 83; Am 3 Nov 94, Am 23 Jan 02)

  2. The candidate shall have satisfied the general University requirements in Senate Regulations 612 and 630 [residence, see Divisional Regulation 75], 634 [scholarship, see Divisional Regulation 77], 636 [University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement, see Divisional Regulation 80], and 638 [American History and Institutions, see Divisional Regulation 60]. (Am 18 Jan 18)
  3. The candidate shall have satisfied the General Education requirements, as described in Divisional Regulation 195.
  4. The candidate shall have satisfied the requirements of a major program as described in Divisional Regulation 125.
  5. The candidate shall be in compliance with the UCSB Student Code of Conduct. (Am 9 Jan 20)

195. General Education Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Letters and Science

Same as Bachelor of Arts [see Section 185] with the following exceptions:

Candidates for the B.F.A. will be responsible for General Subject Areas C through G as follows:

  • Area C: The student must complete two courses.
  • Area D: The student must complete two courses.
  • Area E: The student must complete two courses.
  • Area G: The student must complete two courses.

Candidates for the B.F.A. are not required to fulfill the European Traditions special subject requirement.

(Adopted 4 Mar 94; AM 27 May 04)

Section 6: Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science

200. General Requirements

  1. In the College of Engineering the degree of Bachelor of Science will be granted to each student who:
    1. Has completed at least 180 quarter units;
    2. Has satisfied the following University requirements: University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement [Senate Regulation 636; see Divisional Regulation 80], American History and Institutions [Senate Regulation 638; see Divisional Regulation 60], residence [Senate Regulations 612 and 630; see Divisional Regulation 75], and scholarship [Senate Regulation 634; see Divisional Regulation 77] (Am 18 Jan 18);
    3. Has satisfied the General Education Requirements which are specific to his or her field of study;
    4. Has completed an approved major curriculum in the appropriate discipline within the College;
    5. Has maintained at least a C average in all upper-division courses in his or her major.
    6. The candidate shall be in compliance with the UCSB Student Code of Conduct. (Am 9 Jan 20)
  2. In the College of Letters and Science the degree of Bachelor of Science will be granted upon the following conditions:
    1. The minimum number of units for the Bachelor of Science degree shall be 180. (Am 3 Nov 94, Am 23 Jan 02)

      In the case of students who complete Language 3 to meet the General Education Foreign Language Requirement, the minimum number of units shall be 184. Of the total units required, at least 60 units must be upper division. (Am 21 Apr 83; Am 3 Nov 94, Am 23 Jan 02)

    2. The candidate shall have satisfied the general University requirements of sections 612 and 630 [residence, see Divisional Regulation 75], 634 [scholarship, see Divisional Regulation 77], 636 [University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement, see Divisional Regulation 80], and 638 [American History and Institutions, see Divisional Regulation 60] of the Regulations of the Academic Senate. (Am 18 Jan 18)
    3. The candidate shall have satisfied the General Education requirements, as described in Divisional Regulation 210.
    4. The candidate shall have satisfied the requirements of a major program as described in Regulation 125.
    5. The candidate shall be in compliance with the UCSB Student Code of Conduct. (Am 9 Jan 20)
  3. In the College of Creative Studies the degree of Bachelor of Science will be granted upon the following conditions:
    1. The minimum number of units for the Bachelor of Sciences degree shall be 180.
    2. No further unit credit toward the degree may be earned in a junior college after a total of 105 quarter units towards the degree has been completed in all institutions attended.
    3. The candidate shall have satisfied the University requirements in Academic Senate Regulations 612 and 630 [residence, see Divisional Regulation 75], 634 [scholarship, see Divisional Regulation 77], 636 [University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement, see Divisional Regulation 80], and 638 [American History and Institutions, see Divisional Regulation 60]. (Am 18 Jan 18)
    4. The candidate shall have satisfied the General Education Requirements of the College of Creative Studies as described in Regulation 175(A)(3) (Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree).
    5. The candidate shall have satisfied the upper-division requirements of a major program for the B.S. degree in the College of Letters and Science as specified by the Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, or Physics Departments, or the B.S. degree in Computer Science specified by the College of Engineering, and the requirements of a major program in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or Computing in the College of Creative Studies. (En 10 Mar 83; Regents 20 May 83; AM 09 Mar 17)
    6. The candidate shall be in compliance with the UCSB Student Code of Conduct. (Am 9 Jan 20)

205. General Education Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Engineering)

To be recommended for the degree of Bachelor of Science, a student in the College of Engineering must satisfy the following requirements.

  1. Area A: English Reading and Composition

    Two courses must be completed in this area and taken for letter grades. Writing 2 or 2E, and Writing 50, 50E, 107T or 109ST are required. (Am 9 Mar 06; Am 26 Jan 12)
  2. Areas D, E, F, and G: Social Sciences (Area D), Culture and Thought (Area E), Arts (Area F), and Literature (Area G)

    A minimum of six courses must be completed in these General Subject Areas. Students must follow the pattern of distribution shown below.
    1. Area D: a minimum of two courses must be completed in this area.
    2. Area E: a minimum of two courses must be completed in this area.
    3. Area F: a minimum of one course must be completed in this area.
    4. Area G: a minimum of one course must be completed in this area.
  3. In the process of fulfilling the General Subject Area Requirements, students must fulfill the following Special Subject Area Requirements:

    1. Writing Requirement: At least four courses, each of which requires the writing of one or more papers totaling at least 1,800 words. In addition to those indicated courses, Engineering 101 and Engineering 103 may be used toward satisfaction of the writing requirements, although they will not satisfy the General Education Requirement. Once a student has matriculated at UCSB, the writing requirement may be met only with designated UCSB courses.
      Computer engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science students for whom Engineering 101 is required MAY use it toward fulfillment of the writing requirement.
    2. One course that satisfies the Ethnicity Requirement. Courses satisfying this requirement may also be used in satisfaction of the University American History and Institutions Requirement if so designated.
    3. One course that satisfies the European Traditions requirement or World Cultures requirement.
  4. General provisions relating to these General Education Requirements:

    1. A course listed in more than one General Subject Area can be applied to only one area.
    2. Some courses taken to satisfy the General Subject Area Requirements may also be applied simultaneously to the American History and Institutions Requirement, the Writing Requirement, the Ethnicity Requirement, the European Traditions Requirement, or the World Cultures Requirement (Am 19 Nov 09)

(Am 7 Jun 18, Eff 23 Sept 18)

210. General Education Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (College of Letters and Science)

Same as Bachelor of Arts [see Section 185] with the following exceptions:

Candidates for the B.S. will be responsible for General Subject Areas D through G as follows:

  • Area D: The student must complete two courses.
  • Area E: The student must complete two courses.
  • Area F: The student must complete one course.
  • Area G: The student must complete one course.

Candidates for the B.S. are not required to fulfill the European Traditions special subject requirement.

(Adopted 4 Mar 94; AM 27 May 04)

Section 7: Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Music

225. General Requirements:

The degree of Bachelor of Music will be granted upon the following conditions:

  1. The minimum number of units for the Bachelor of Music degree shall be 180. See also Divisional Regulations 175(B)(1) and 200(B)(1) for junior college unit credit restrictions. (Am 23 Jan 02)

    In the case of students who complete Language 3 to meet the General Education Foreign Language Requirements, the minimum number of units shall be 184. Of the total units required, at least 60 units must be upper division. (Am 21 Apr 83; Am 3 Nov 94, Am 23 Jan 02)

  2. The candidate shall have satisfied the general University requirements in Academic Senate Regulations 612 and 630 [residence, see Divisional Regulation 75], 634 [scholarship, see Divisional Regulation 77], 636 [University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement, see Divisional Regulation 80], and 638 [American History and Institutions, see Divisional Regulation 60]. (Am 18 Jan 18)
  3. The candidate shall have satisfied the General Education Requirements, as described in Divisional Regulation 230.
  4. The candidate shall have satisfied the requirements of a major program as described in Divisional Regulation 125. (Am 13 Jan 83)
  5. The candidate shall be in compliance with the UCSB Student Code of Conduct. (Am 9 Jan 20)

230. General Education Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Music, College of Letters and Science

Same as Bachelor of Arts [see Section 185] with the following exceptions:

Candidates for the B.M. will be responsible for General Subject Areas C through G as follows:

  • Area C: The student must complete two courses.
  • Area D: The student must complete two courses.
  • Area E: The student must complete two courses.
  • Area G: The student must complete one course.

Candidates for the B.M. are not required to fulfill the European Traditions special subject requirement.

(Adopted 4 Mar 94; AM 27 May 04)

Section 8: Honors

235. Quarterly Honors

  1. College of Engineering

    1. Undergraduate students in the College of Engineering eligible for honors at the end of each term will be placed on the Dean's Honors List.
    2. Undergraduate students in full-time status will become members of the Dean’s Honors List at the end of any term during which they have earned a term grade-point average of at least 3.75 in a program of at least 12 units taken for letter grades, provided that all grades earned in the term are used in determining eligibility, and that any NP grade on the term record eliminates eligibility. [3.75 GPA effective for incoming cohorts beginning Fall 2020]

      In-progress (IP) and Incomplete (I) letter graded courses will be counted toward the minimum 12 units needed to qualify for Dean’s Honors. When an IP or I grade appears on the student’s record, all remaining letter-graded courses shall be used in the GPA calculation (and when the IP or I subsequently converts to a letter grade, the student shall be retroactively re-assessed for the Dean’s Honors List based on the revised quarter GPA).
    3. The award of membership on the Dean’s Honors List will be noted on the official transcripts of record of the recipients, and appropriate public notice of the awards will be given each term. Individual notice of the awards will be given each term. (En 21 May 81; Sen Assy 2 Dec 81; Am 8 Mar 07; Am 6 Jun 19; Am 30 Apr 20)
  2. College of Letters and Science

    1. Students in the College of Letters and Science eligible for honors at the end of each term will be placed on the Dean's Honors List.
    2. Students in full-time status (all those not identified as part-time eligible) will become members of the Dean's Honors List at the end of any term during which they have earned a term grade-point average of at least 3.75 in a program of at least 12 units taken for letter grades. All grades earned in the term are used in determining eligibility. Any NP grade on the term record eliminates eligibility.
    3. Students in part-time eligible status (those who have permanent approval for deficit study-lists) will become members of the Dean's Honors List at the end of any term at the close of which they have earned a grade-point average of at least 3.75 in 12 or more units taken for letter grades (during the period of one or several terms subsequent to the point at which they were approved for part-time eligible status or were last eligible for considerations for honors part-time eligible status). Any NP grade earned during that period eliminates eligibility.
    4. In-progress (IP) and Incomplete (I) letter graded courses will be counted toward the minimum 12 units needed to qualify for Dean's Honors. When an IP or I grade appears on the student's record, all remaining letter-graded courses shall be used in the GPA calculation (and when the IP or I subsequently converts to a letter grade, the student shall be retroactively re-assessed for the Dean's Honors List based on the revised quarter GPA).

      The initial period of accumulation of the minimum 12 graded units required for eligibility begins with the term for which part-time eligible status is first approved. Each period during which the minimum 12 graded units are being accumulated starts with the beginning of a particular term and ends at the close of the term during which the 12 graded-unit level is reached or exceeded. All grades earned during the period are used in determining eligibility, including any above the 12-unit level. A new period begins with the following term. Each period is objectively defined by the rate of accumulation of graded units, and it is not possible for the individual student to select particular terms on which to base eligibility. Summer session units and grades are not included in the determination of periods of eligibility and grade-point averages.
    5. The award of membership on the Dean's Honors List will be noted on the official transcripts of record of the recipients, and appropriate individual and public notices of the awards will be given each term. (En 22 May 80; Sen Assy 11 Mar 81; Am 6 Jun 19)

240. Honors at Graduation

  1. General Regulations

    1. Honors at Graduation shall be awarded in three categories: Honors, High Honors, and Highest Honors.
    2. Requirements for Honors at Graduation for each college shall be established by the Undergraduate Council.
    3. Changes in the minimum requirements for Honors at Graduation may be applied to individual students at any time before the student's completion of 120 units toward graduation.
    4. The Council may award honors to students who do not meet the requirements of this section when there are special circumstances that merit consideration. A student may petition the Council in writing through his or her major department for such exceptions. (Am 24 May 90)
  2. Specific Requirements for Honors at Graduation in the Colleges of Letters and Science, Creative Studies, and Engineering

    1. A minimum of 60 upper division units completed for letter grades at the University of California, including summer session units but excluding UC Extension, shall be required for consideration for honors at graduation. (Am 19 Apr 18, Eff 23 Sept 18)
    2. Of the students graduating in a particular year, the top 2.5% will be eligible for Highest Honors, the next 6% for High Honors, and the next 11.5% for Honors. (Am 24 May 90)

Section 9: Posthumous Degrees

245. Posthumous Bachelor's Degree

  1. A posthumous Bachelor's degree may be awarded if a student, at the time of death:
    1. had attained at least senior standing (completion of 135 units);
    2. had completed at least 40 units in residence at UCSB;
    3. had attained a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or higher; and
    4. had completed at least 24 units in the major.
  2. If at the time of death, the conditions for award of a posthumous Bachelor's degree are not satisfied, a certificate indicating progress toward the degree may be awarded if the student:
    1. was enrolled for at least one complete quarter of work; and
    2. had attained a grade-point average of 2.00 or higher.

(En 7 Nov 97)