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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)