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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)