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CHAPTER I: GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1: Registration (Regs.5-15)

5. (Senate Regulation 540)

Credit toward a University degree may be earned only for work or examinations for which a student has registered. Such registration requires prior approval by the Faculty concerned, but the appropriate Graduate Council may grant exceptions to persons seeking higher degrees. With the approval of the appropriate Faculty, under written petition, a student in good standing who is enrolled in a limited amount of regular class work may undertake certain matriculation or University examinations for advanced standing.

10. (Senate Regulation 542)

  1. No student may enter upon any organized instructional activity until he or she has registered and his/her enrollment has been approved by the appropriate study-list authority. No student may begin or continue a course if the officer of instruction in charge considers him or her unqualified by lack of preparation. Late registration may not be used to justify inadequate performance in a course.
  2. In the Santa Barbara Division an instructor's refusal to permit a student to begin or continue a course may be appealed on grounds that such refusal arises from discrimination on political grounds, or for reasons of race, religion, sex, ethnic origin, or for other arbitrary or personal reasons. The procedure for the initiation of such an appeal is that set forth in Appendix V-A. However, the only final recommendations and decisions to be made by the officers and the committees therein specified shall be to deny or authorize the student's entry into, or continuation in the course concerned. (Am 22 Apr 99)

15. (Senate Regulation 544)

  1. A UC student's home campus must permit a student in good standing to enroll simultaneously in courses offered by the home campus and in course(s) offered by any other UC campus. However, non-home campuses are not obliged to accept enrollment by students from other UC campuses. Each campus may set an upper limit on the total number of non-home campus simultaneous enrollment units or courses its own student may apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. In order to ensure that the units will count toward any requirements, including unit requirements, students in residence at their home campus must inform the home campus in writing before enrolling in a course offered by another UC campus. This may be accomplished by electronic or conventional means, according to the home campus's procedures.
  3. If the student wishes a simultaneous enrollment course taken on a non-home UC campus to satisfy a breadth, major, or other specific requirement (other than unit credit), the student is responsible for determining that an existing formal agreement establishes that the course will satisfy the requirement OR for securing approval, in advance of registering, from the relevant academic unit on the home campus. If these requirements are not met, the home campus may refuse to allow the course to satisfy specific requirements (other than unit requirements). (Resc 13 May 97; En 27 May 99)

Section 2: Grades and Credit (Regs. 20-40)

20.

Except as provided in Divisional Regulation 36, the work of all students in the Santa Barbara Division shall be reported in terms of the following grades:
  1.  
  2. Undergraduate Courses
    • A (excellent)
    • B (good)
    • C (adequate)
    • D (barely passing)
    • F (not passing)
    • P (passed)
    • NP (not passed)
    • I (incomplete)
    • IP (in progress)
    • W (withdrawal)
    Graduate Courses
    • A (excellent)
    • B (good)
    • C (adequate)
    • D (barely passing)
    • F (not passing)
    • S (satisfactory)
    • U (unsatisfactory)
    • I (incomplete)
    • IP (in progress)
    • NG (no grade)
    • NR (no report)

    The grades A, B, C, D may be modified by plus (+) or minus (-) suffixes. Grade points per unit shall be assigned by the Registrar as follows: A--4, B--3, C--2, D--1, F, I, IP, P, NP, S, U -- none. Units, but not grade points, are assigned by a P or an S grade; however, the units awarded shall not be counted in computing grade-point averages. Minus grades carry three-tenths grade point less per unit and plus grades (excluding A+) three-tenths grade point more per unit than unsuffixed grades. The grade A+ carries 4.0 grade points per unit, the same as for an unsuffixed A; but when A+ is reported it represents extraordinary achievement [see, also, Regulation 36(A)]. (Am 14 Apr 77; Sen Assy 24 May 90, AM 7 Nov 96; Am 28 Jan 99)

    Undergraduate students with less than a C average (2.0) are subject to academic probation and are not eligible to graduate. [See Divisional Regulation 45(A) and Senate Regulation 634, which is the same as Divisional Regulations, Chapter I, Regulation 77].

  3. All grades except I and IP are final when filed by an instructor in his/her end-of-term course report, subject to the provisions of Regulation 25. However, an instructor may report a correction of a recorded course grade at any time if a clerical or procedural error has been made; furthermore, an instructor may report to the Registrar an altered course grade based on suitable and appropriate re-evaluation of a student's performance within the next term following that in which the original grade was received, subject to the following restrictions [see, also, Divisional Legislative Ruling 2.69, Appendix II]:
    1. The basis for change is found in the work previously accomplished in the course in question by the student as a part of his/her regular participation in class activities.
    2. The change in the student's grade will not create inequities to others whose grades are fixed.
    3. No term grade, except I, may be revised by re-examination.
    4. No change from letter grade to Passed/Not Passed basis or the converse will be allowed. A grade may be changed to an I only with the approval of the dean, and the change is subject to the conditions of 20(D)(1). (Am 24 May 78)
  4. Repetition of undergraduate courses not authorized by the appropriate Committee on Courses to be taken more than once for credit is subject to the following conditions:
    1. A student may repeat only those courses in which he/she received a grade of C-, D+, D, D-, F, NP or W. Such courses may be repeated on a Passed/Not Passed basis if the course is so offered. In no case, however, shall an NP grade replace an earlier letter grade in the computation of the grade-point average. Courses in which an NP has been received may be repeated on a letter-grade basis, if the course is so offered. (Am 20 May 82; Sen Assy 24 May 90)
    2. Repetition of a course more than once requires approval by the appropriate dean in all instances.
    3. Degree credit for a course will be given only once, but the grade assigned at each enrollment shall be permanently recorded.
    4. In computing the grade-point average of an undergraduate who repeats courses in which he/she received a C-, D+, D, D-, or F, only the most recently earned grades and grade points shall be used for the first 16 units repeated. Units earned in only one of these attempts may be counted toward satisfaction of graduation requirements. In the case of additional repetitions, the grade-point average shall be based on all grades assigned and total units attempted, except for this first 16 units. (Am 20 May 82; Acad Cncl 14 Jul 82)
    1. The grade Incomplete (I) may be assigned when a student's work is of passing quality [as defined in Divisional Regulation 20 and 35], but is incomplete. The notation No Grade (NG) will be assigned to graduate students when a grade is not turned in for the student. The notation No Record (NR) will be assigned to graduate students when a course report is not turned in for a class. An I grade may be placed on a student's record only if the completed "request for an I Grade" form, with the necessary processing fee paid, is on file in the Registrar's Office, signed by the instructor, and indicating the reason for assigning the I grade, the student's grade to that point, the nature of the course work to be completed, the percentage of the final grade to be based on that work, and the deadline, if any, for submitting the work. Copies will be sent to the student, the instructor, the department chair, and the dean. In the absence of the form, an F or NP grade shall be recorded by the Registrar when an I is reported for a student.

      A student is entitled to have the grade of Incomplete, or No Grade or No Record notations in the case of graduate students, replaced by a passing grade as determined by the instructor concerned, and to receive unit credit and appropriate grade points upon satisfactory completion of the work of the course by the end of the term following the term in which the NG or NR notations, or the I grade was reported, whether or not the student is registered or the course is offered. Unless the work is completed and a grade reported to the Registrar; by the deadline, the I, NG, or NR shall be changed automatically to an F, NP, or U as appropriate. If the instructor is unavailable, the chairperson of the department in which the course was offered is authorized to supervise the completion of the work and to make the appropriate grade change. The chairperson of the department in which the course was offered also has authority to extend the deadline for completion in the event of unusual circumstances that would clearly impose an unfair hardship on the student if the original deadline were maintained. A copy of each authorization of extension of deadline will be sent to the dean. (79; Am 7 Nov 96; Am 28 Jan 99)

    2. In the calculation of an undergraduate student's grade-point average, the grade Incomplete (I) is disregarded, except as provided in Senate Regulation 634 [see Divisional Regulations, Chapter I, Regulation 7779; Am 7 Nov 96].
    3. An I grade on the student's record at the time of graduation in a course not necessary for the fulfillment of degree requirements may be removed only up to the end of the fifth week of the term following the date of graduation. If not removed, it will not be changed to an F, NP, or U, but will remain an I permanently. At the time of graduation, an I grade in a course taken for a letter grade must be utilized in the computation of the grade-point average, in accordance with Senate Regulation 634 [see Divisional Regulations, Chapter I, Regulation 7779; Am 7 Nov 96].
  5. The grade IP (in progress) may be assigned provisionally in each but the last term of a course sequence extending over more than one term, provided that the course sequence has been approved for such grading by the Executive Committee of the appropriate college or school and the Committee on Undergraduate Courses or the Graduate Council. In the last term the letter grades assigned in accordance with Divisional Regulation 20(A) replace such provisional grades. (Am 24 May 79; Sen Assy 20 Nov 79; Am 7 Nov 96)
  6. The W grade will be assigned when an undergraduate student withdraws from the University or drops a course after the period for change of program established by the Executive Committee of the college or school [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] in which the student is enrolled. Only the Registrar may assign a W and it will be assigned to the student for each course affected. Courses in which a W has been entered on the student's transcript will be disregarded in determining a student's grade-point average and will not be considered as courses attempted in assessing the student's satisfaction of Senate Regulation 634 [see Divisional Regulations, Chapter I, Regulation 77] for graduation [see Divisional Regulation 20(A)]. (Am 24 May 90, Sen Assy 79; Am 7 Nov 96)

25. Contested Grades in the Santa Barbara Division

The term grade assigned to an individual student or, in the College of Creative Studies the number of units assigned, may be appealed on the grounds that the grade (or the number of units) was based on an evaluation of the student's work by criteria that were not clearly and directly related to student's performance in the course for which the grade was assigned. [See Appendix V for appeal procedure] (Am 22 Apr 99)

30.

  1. With the approval of the departments concerned, individual study and research, or other individual graduate work undertaken by a graduate student may be evaluated by means of the grades Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
  2. The grade S shall denote work of quality that would otherwise be awarded the grade B [not B-] or better. No credit will be allowed for work graded U. Courses graded S or U are disregarded in computing the grade-point average. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  3. Departments may offer graduate courses on an S/U only basis with the approval of the Graduate Council.
  4. With the approval of the Graduate Council, departments may designate certain graduate courses in addition to those noted in (A) above as available to the student on a letter-grade or an S/U basis, or in the case of undergraduate students admitted to the course, Passed/Not Passed.
  5. With the approval of the Graduate Council, departments may designate certain graduate courses as available on an S/U basis to students not majoring in or otherwise concentrating on the subject matter in question, providing the students have the approval of their Graduate Advisors.

35.

A student in good standing may undertake courses on a Passed/Not Passed basis subject to the following limitations and to such additional limitations as may be adopted by the Faculties of the various colleges and schools. Subject to the same limitations , a student on probation may elect the Passed/Not Passed option only in those courses offered exclusively on a Passed/Not Passed basis. The grade P will be awarded only for work which would otherwise receive a grade of C [not C-] or better. [In the College of Creative Studies these grades are governed by Divisional Regulation 36; see, also, Senate Legislative Ruling 3.67.B, Appendix II]

  1. At the time the degree is awarded, students enrolled in a Bachelor's program may receive graduation credit for courses graded P which were undertaken and passed on the UCSB campus [see Divisional Regulation 20(A)], subject only to:
    1. the limitation that at least 120 units taken in residence must be taken on a letter-grade basis as part of the requirements for graduation, or
    2. the limitation that a minimum of two-thirds of the units taken in residence at UCSB must be taken on a letter-grade basis as part of the requirement for graduation.
  2. A department may, after securing approval of the Undergraduate Council; and the Executive Committee of the appropriate college or school [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II], designate which "major" courses may be taken on a Passed/Not Passed basis, with a maximum of eight such units being allowed per student [see, also, Divisional Legislative Ruling 3.74 and Divisional Committee on Undergraduate Courses Ruling 3.70, Appendix III]. However, in the Art Department, the "student's major" is understood to refer to either Art History or to a studio emphasis, so that art majors with a major in Art History may take required studio courses on a Passed/Not Passed basis, and conversely art majors with an emphasis in studio may take required art history courses on a Passed/Not Passed basis (up to a maximum of eight units).
  3. Units earned on a Passed/Not Passed basis count toward the degree requirements but the course is disregarded in computing the student's grade-point average. If a student earns more than eight units of NP grades in any one term, or more than 20 units of NP grades in all terms of University enrollment combined, the Faculty or its agents may prohibit or restrict for any specified period of time his or her further exercise of the P/NP option. In the case of repeated courses in which an NP grade was earned for the first attempt, the original NP grade will be ignored in the determination of the 20 units total.
  4. Undergraduate courses may be offered on a Passed/Not Passed only basis with the approval of the Undergraduate Council and the Executive Committee of the appropriate college or school [CC 23 July 80; see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II]
  5. Election of the Passed/Not Passed option must be indicated when programs are filed. On approval by petition prior to the end of the seventh week of instruction, a student may change a Passed/Not Passed enrollment to an enrollment under the letter-grade system (A-F), and vice versa [see, however, Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.75, Appendix II]. Class enrollment lists distributed by the Registrar; prior to the assignment of term grades shall not indicate Passed/Not Passed enrollments. (Am 10 Oct 85)
  6. Any University Extension courses under the jurisdiction of the Santa Barbara Division may be taken on a Passed/Not Passed basis with the approval of the instructor and the department concerned, and subject to such further conditions as the Divisional Committee on Extended and International Education may impose. Note Senate Regulation 812 regarding enrollment in University Extension while a resident student. (CC 23 Jul 80)

36.

Grade points as well as unit credit earned in concurrent enrollment courses taken through UCSB Extension will be counted in computing the grade-point average of subsequently admitted or readmitted students. (En 2 Nov 00)

38.

The work of each student in the College of Creative Studies shall be evaluated as follows:

  1. Courses taken in the College are to be reported in terms of Passed/No Record. The grade Passed shall be strictly reserved for work of satisfactory quality. For each course in which he/she earns a grade of Passed the student shall receive from one to six units of credit, as determined by the instructor of the course. Courses for which the grade of Passed is inappropriate are removed from the student's record. (Approved May 75 as a three-year experiment. Approved without restriction 28 Mar 79.) [See, also, Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.77, Appendix II]
  2. Courses taken outside the College of Creative Studies shall be reported as provided in Regulation 20.

40. (Senate Regulation 620)

Credit by examination may be earned only in accordance with general policies established by the appropriate committee on courses in each Division. The deans of the several schools and colleges shall have the power to approve or reject any application for the examination. [See, also, Divisional Committee on Undergraduate Courses Ruling 4.70, Appendix III]

Section 3: Scholarship Regulations (Regs. 45-46)

45.

  1. The following minimum provisions shall govern the scholastic status of all undergraduate students [as indicated in strictly internal University records; see Divisional Regulation 35 and Senate Regulation 902] at Santa Barbara except students in the College of Creative Studies:
    1. Academic Probation: An undergraduate student shall be placed on academic probation if at the end of any term while he/she is in good standing his or her cumulative grade-point average is less than 2.0 computed on the total of all courses undertaken in the University (however, see paragraph (D) below). (Am 29 Nov 72, Sen Assy)
    2. Academic Disqualification: An undergraduate student shall be subject to academic disqualification from the University if:
      1. at the end of any term his or her grade-point average for that term is less than 1.5, or
      2. while on academic probation his or her grade-point average for any term falls below 2.0, or
      3. after two consecutive terms on academic probation he/she has not achieved a grade-point average of 2.0 computed on the total of all courses undertaken in the University (however, see paragraph (D) below). (Am 29 Nov 72, Sen Assy)
    3. Minimum Cumulative Progress. [Effective Fall 2008] 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 in accordance with the chart, below. An undergraduate student who does not fulfill the unit requirements of the minimum cumulative progress in the previous two completed Fall/Winter/Spring quarters shall be placed on cumulative progress probation and after four completed Fall/Winter/Spring quarters shall be subject to disqualification from further registration at the University. Petitions for exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the dean or designate, and may be granted only for special circumstances, including study abroad and participation in the UC Washington Center and UC Center Sacramento.
      Minimum Cumulative Progress
      Number of Completed Quarters Units Completed (excluding AP)
      1 12
      2 27
      3 42
      4 56
      5 71
      6 86
      7 101
      8 116
      9 132
      10 148
      11 164
      12 180
    1. Units earned during a summer session at UCSB or at another accredited school and transferred to UCSB shall be counted toward the minimum cumulative progress. These units may not be used to offset the minimum 12 units per quarter requirement.
    2. For students who enter directly out of high school, units earned under the following two circumstances are not counted toward expected cumulative progress: 1) Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Examinations; 2) enrollment in college courses while in high school or prior to admission to UCSB.
    3. For transfer students entering with 90-105 units, expected cumulative progress will begin at quarter 7 as outlined in the table above. Advanced standing units upon admission will be counted toward cumulative progress. However, while registered and enrolled in a regular quarter at UCSB, a minimum of 12 units per quarter is required.
    4. Up to 16 units of an allowable repeated course will be calculated as units passed [See also SBR 20C]. Units graded IP (In Progress) will be counted as units passed. Units graded I (Incomplete) are not counted as units passed. When the grade I is replaced by a passing grade, the units will be counted toward cumulative progress for the quarter in which the course was taken.
    5. Students will be exempt from a normally scheduled for review if they have had an approved deficit load in either of the previous two quarters. Students with permanent approved deficit loads are exempt from this regulation for the duration of their college career.
    6. For college-specific norms see the Divisional Regulations as follow:
      1. College of Creative Studies: SBR 46, and 145
      2. College of Engineering: SBR 150
      3. College of Letters and Science: SBR 155 (Am 7 Jun 07)
    1. An undergraduate student on academic probation is under such supervision as the Faculty of his or her college or school may determine. The continued registration or the return of an undergraduate student subject to academic disqualification is at the discretion of the Faculty concerned, or its authorized agent, and is subject to such conditions as that Faculty may impose. (Am 29 Nov 72, Sen Assy).
    2. Undergraduate students in particular schools or colleges may be subject to more stringent norms with respect to academic probation or disqualification, but only on the basis of regulations adopted by a Division of the Senate and approved by the Assembly of the Senate.
  2. To transfer from one campus of the University to another, or from one college or school to another on the same campus, a student who has been academically disqualified or is on academic probation must obtain the approval of the Faculty, or its designated agent, to whose jurisdiction transfer is sought. Upon completion of the transfer, the student is subject to the supervision specified in paragraph (B).
  3. Variances from A.1 and 2.B and C of this regulation must be approved by the Assembly. (Am 7 Jun 07)

46.

  1. Continued registration; in the College of Creative Studies is governed by the following provisions:
    1. each student in the College must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in all University courses undertaken outside the College;
    2. continuation in a major is subject to Divisional Regulation 105.I. (Am 4 Dec 14)
  2. Students subject to withdrawal from the College as specified in paragraph (A) shall be under such supervision as the Faculty of the College may determine. In the case of students with scholastic deficiencies in courses taken outside the College, the Faculty or its designated agents may exercise the authority specified in Regulation 45.

Section 4: Withdrawal from Courses (Regs. 50-55)

50.

To withdraw from a course after the period for change in study-list set by the Executive Committee of the college or school [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] or the Graduate Council, approval by petition to the dean or Dean of the Graduate Division (hereafter included in "dean' as pertains to graduate students) must be obtained. At the dean's discretion, the student's registration in the course may be canceled, or the student may be excused from further attendance and the Registrar be directed to enter a grade of F, NP, U or W (where appropriate) on the official transcript. The dean may also stipulate that re-enrollment in the course(s) will be authorized only with his or her approval. A student who wishes to withdraw completely from all courses on the study-list for the term after the period for change established by the Executive Committee or Graduate Council, will be required to obtain, by petition, the approval of the dean. At the dean's discretion, the student's registration in all courses will be canceled, or the Registrar will be directed to enter the grade of W for each course on the student's study-list. (Am 24 May 90, Sen Assy; Am 7 Nov 96)

55. (Senate Regulation 912)

A registered student who withdraws from the University before the end of the term without authorization duly certified by the Registrar shall receive a grade of F or, where appropriate, Not Passed or Unsatisfactory in each course in which the student is enrolled. (Am 7 Nov 96)

Section 5: American History and Institutions (Reg. 60)

60. (Senate Regulation 638)

A knowledge of American history and of the principles of American Institutions under the federal and state constitutions is required of all candidates for the degree of A.B., B. Arch. [not given at UCSB], and B.S. This requirement may be met by passing an examination or examinations under the direction of the appropriate committee [see Divisional Bylaw 115] or by passing any course or courses of instruction that may be accepted as satisfactory by that committee. The papers submitted in the examination shall be rated Passed/Not Passed.

Section 6: Foreign Language (Reg. 65)

65.

  1. Equivalents

    Foreign language requirements established by individual major departments may be satisfied partially or wholly by one foreign language taken in high school, in accordance with a schedule which equates two years of a given language in high school to University courses 1, three years to courses 1, 2, and 3, four years to courses 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5, and five years to courses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
  2. Examination

    Except for students in the College of Creative Studies, freshman students who have completed a level of high school foreign language work sufficient to satisfy the foreign language requirements of the major must also pass at that level the placement examination prescribed by the foreign language department concerned.

    An entering freshman electing to complete the foreign language requirements of the major in a language previously studied in high school shall take, after his or her admission, a placement examination, his or her achievement in which will determine the amount of additional course work, if any, he/she will be required to completed in order to satisfy the requirement of that language.

Section 7: Persons in Charge of Courses; Guest Lecturers (Regs. 70- 72)

70. (Senate Regulation 750(A))

Only regularly appointed officers of instruction holding appropriate instructional titles may have substantial responsibility for the content and conduct of courses which are approved by the Academic Senate. [See, also, Divisional Legislative Ruling D11.70, Appendix II]

72. Guest Lecturers in Courses

Department chairs (or their equivalents) shall verify whether any guest lecturer in a course has substantial responsibilities for its content and conduct. If a lecturer has such responsibilities, his or her participation shall be approved only if the Chancellor authorizes an appropriate academic title. The chairman shall report his or her evaluation promptly to the Chancellor and quarterly to the Undergraduate Council. (Am 23 May 74)

Section 8: General, Systemwide Requirements (Regs. 75-80)

75. Residence Requirement

(Senate Regulation 612)

Except as provided in Senate Regulations 614 and 694, the minimum residence at the University of California required for a degree is three quarters (or two semesters). Each Summer Session in which a student completes at least two units may be used by him [or her] in satisfaction of half a term's residence. A Summer Session in which a student completes at least 6 units may be used as a semester of residence. (Am 9 Mar 83 Am 6Mar85).

(Senate Regulation 614)

With the approval of the dean of the candidate's college or school, a candidate for the Bachelor's degree who was in active service in the armed forces of the United States in the year preceding the award of the degree may be recommended for the degree after only one term of University residence in which the candidate completes at least 16 units or passes a comprehensive examination in his or her major field of concentration.

(Senate Regulation 630)
  1. Except as otherwise provided in this section and Senate Regulation 614, 35 (or 24 semester) units of the final 45 (or 30 semester) units completed by each candidate for the Bachelor's degree must be earned in residence in the college or school of the University of California in which the degree is to be taken. (Am 9 Mar 83 Am 23 May 01).
  2. [not applicable to UCSB]
  3. When two or more campuses of the University of California have approved a joint program of study, a student enrolled in such a program may meet the Requirement stated in Paragraph A by completing the requisite number of units in courses offered at any or all of the participating campuses. The student's program of study must be approved by the Dean, or equivalent officer of the School or College in which the degree is to be awarded. (En 13 May 97)
  4. A further exception to the rule stated in paragraph (A) above is made in the case of students who meet the residence requirement as provided in Senate Regulation 614.
  5. Except when Divisional Regulations provide otherwise, a student in the Education Abroad Program, the UC Washington, D.C., Program, or the UC Center in Sacramento Program may meet the residence requirement in accordance with the following provisions: (Am 27 May 99; Am 10 Mar 04; Am 10 Nov 04)
    1. A student who completes the graduation requirements while in the Education Abroad Program, the UC Washington, D.C., Program, or the UC Center in Sacramento Program may satisfy the requirements stated in paragraph (A) in the final 45 (or 30 semester) units preceding the student's entrance into the Education Abroad Program, the UC Washington, D.C., Program, or the UC Center in Sacramento Program. (Am 9 Mar 83; Am 10 Mar 04)
    2. Subject to the prior approval of the department concerned, a student who is enrolled in the Education Abroad Program, the UC Washington, D.C. Program, or the UC Center in Sacramento Program may satisfy the residence requirement by earning 35 (or 24 semester) of the final 90 (or 60 semester) units, including the final 12 (or 8 semester) units, in residence in the college or school of the University of California in which the degree is taken. (Am 7 Jun 72; Am 9 Mar 83; Am 10 Mar 04)

77. Scholarship Requirement

(Senate Regulation 634) Except as provided in Senate Regulation 782 for the grade of Passed/Not Passed, to receive a Bachelor's degree a student must obtain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 for all courses attempted in the University.. (En 30 Nov 69; Rev 4 May 95)

80. University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement (Senate Regulation 636)

  1. University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement is a reading and writing proficiency requirement. Each student must be able to understand and to respond adequately to written material typical of reading assignments in freshman courses. This ability must be demonstrated in student writing that communicates effectively to University faculty. (Am 30 Nov 83; Am 23 May 96; Am 19 Feb 2004)
  2. There are three ways a student may satisfy the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement prior to enrollment at the University of California: by passing the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Examination, by attaining an acceptable score on another approved test of Writing, or by earning at least 3 semester credits or 4 quarter units of transferable college credit in English composition. (Am 19 Feb 2004; Am 30 Jan 2008)
    1. The content of the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Examination shall be approved by the University Committee on Preparatory Education, which shall also set the passing standard on the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Examination.
    2. The list of approved tests of Writing shall be determined by the University Committee on Preparatory Education, with the concurrence of the Academic Council of the Academic Senate. The acceptable scores for each test of Writing shall be determined by the University Committee on Preparatory Education. (The current list of approved tests and the corresponding acceptable scores is on the University of California, Office of the President web site.)
    3. The student must earn a letter grade of at least C in any transferable college English composition course used to satisfy the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement. (Am 6 Mar 74; Am 28 May 80; Am 26 May 82; Am 30 Nov 83; Am 4 May 86; Am 23 May 1996; 30 Jan 2008)
  3. There are two ways a student may satisfy the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement subsequent to enrollment at the University of California: by passing the University of California Analytical Writing Placement Examination, or by successfully completing a course or program of study approved for that purpose by an appropriate agency of the Academic Senate Division of the student’s campus. (Am 28 May 80; Am 26 May 82; Am 19 Feb 2004; Am 30 Jan 2008)
    1. To satisfy the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement by means of a course, the student must earn a grade of C or above or its equivalent. A student who receives a final grade of C- or below has not fulfilled the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement and may repeat the course (s). (Am 30 Jan 2008)
    2. Any award of baccalaureate credit for University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement course(s) must be consonant with SR 761. (En 30 Nov 83; Am 19 Feb 2004; Am 30 Jan 2008)
  4. A student who has not satisfied the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement prior to enrollment at the University of California must do so as early as possible during the first year in residence. A student who has not satisfied the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement after three quarters or two semesters of enrollment will not be eligible to enroll for a fourth quarter or third semester. Exceptions to this requirement may be made by an appropriate agency of the Academic Senate Division of the student's campus. (Am 26 May 82; Am 23 May 96; Am 19 Feb 2004; Am 30 Jan 2008)
  5. Once enrolled at the University of California, a student must satisfy the University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement before earning transfer credit for the purpose of satisfying any subsequent University of California writing requirements by taking courses at other institutions. (Am 30 Jan 2008)

(Am 18 Jan 18)

Section 9: Ethnicity Requirement (Regs. 85)

85. Ethnicity Requirement

[For College of Creative Studies, see Divisional Regulation 175(A)(3); for College of Letters and Science, see Divisional Regulations 185 and 210; for College of Engineering, see Divisional Regulation 205]

Section 10: Student Academic Integrity (Regs. 90)

90. Student Academic Integrity

  1. The Student Code of Conduct provides the governing definitions of academic dishonesty and regulations for student academic integrity. Departments and instructors may in writing supplement (but not contradict) these rules with department-specific or course-specific stipulations. Instructors shall make clear to students expectations regarding collaboration and sharing of material or effort in their course.
  2. Responsibility for handling cases involving academic integrity is dual, reflecting two jurisdictions on campus. A) The Office of Student Conduct, Student-Faculty Committee on Student Conduct, and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs have responsibility for student discipline, and so may act on cases of academic dishonesty. B) The faculty has responsibility for evaluating students' performance and assigning grades, which may reflect breaches of academic integrity. Coordination between these two jurisdictions is required in handling cases of academic dishonesty.
  3. Instructors who believe they have evidence of academic dishonesty in a course must inform the student(s) of their concern either in writing or in person and provide the student(s) an opportunity to respond.
  4. After providing the student(s) an opportunity to respond, instructors who believe they have evidence that a student has violated academic integrity rules shall notify the Office of Student Conduct and recommend any further action or disposition of the case (e.g., letter of reprimand, conduct hearing).
  5. In those cases in which the instructor wishes to have the student referred to the Student-Faculty Committee on Student Conduct, the instructor shall withhold the student's grade until the committee has rendered a decision and the instructor has been notified of the outcome. The instructor shall report the student's grade in the course, after considering the committee's findings.
  6. The Office of Student Conduct and the Student-Faculty Committee on Student Conduct shall make every effort to complete consideration of each case by the end of the academic quarter following that in which the alleged act of dishonesty occurred. In instances where its consideration of a case is not completed by the end of the subsequent quarter, the deadline by which the student's grade must be reported before it becomes an "F" shall be extended to the end of the quarter in which the case is completed. In instances of alleged academic dishonesty, the deadline for the student to contest the instructor's grade shall be either the end of the quarter subsequent to the course in question or thirty days after a grade is reported, whichever is later.
  7. The executive office of the division shall send a reminder regarding the regulation on academic dishonesty to all faculty at the start of each academic year.
  8. The Undergraduate Council, in consultation with the Graduate Council, the Executive Committees of all colleges, and the Office of Student Conduct, shall develop and periodically review guidelines for the implementation of this regulation on academic integrity. (En Mar 9 06)

(En 16 Mar 2006)

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 3.50 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.

      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)
  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)

Chapter III: Graduate Students

Section 1: General Provisions (Regs. 250-280)

250. Implementation of Graduate Regulations

  1. Consonant with the Code of the Academic Senate, and subject to review by the Santa Barbara Division and by the Senate Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs, the Graduate Council is directed to implement the regulations governing graduate study, higher degrees, and teaching credentials. To this end, it may delegate portions of its authority to its committees or executive officers.
  2. With the advice and consent of the Graduate Council, each department may adopt rules and requirements in addition to the University minimum for graduate degrees. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  3. In individual instances, the Graduate Council may recommend to the Santa Barbara Division of the Senate the award of degrees or certificates under suspension of the regulations. [Divisional Bylaw 110(B)(5)] (Am 7 Nov 96)
  4. Annually, the Graduate Council shall report to the Santa Barbara Division concerning its exercise of the responsibilities set forth above.

255. Formal Procedures for Higher Degrees

To earn a higher degree from the Santa Barbara Division a student must:

  1. be admitted to the Graduate Division,
  2. at the appropriate stage in his or her graduate study, formally apply for and be officially advanced to candidacy,
  3. successfully undertake all comprehensive and qualifying examinations and other requirements designed to test command of the subject and ability to contribute to its advancement, and
  4. be formally recommended for the degree. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  5. be in compliance with the UCSB Student Code of Conduct. (Am 9 Jan 20)

260. Admission to Graduate Status

Persons holding a baccalaureate degree, or equivalent, from a reputable institution authorized by law to confer the degree, and maintaining standards for the degree accepted by the Graduate Council concerned as equivalent to that of the University of California, may be admitted as graduate students, provided that the official credentials presented show that the scholarship requirements imposed by the Council of the Graduate Division concerned are satisfied. Applicants whose purpose is to become candidates for a second Bachelor's degree will, however, not be admitted as graduate students.

Eligibility for admission to the Graduate Division is determined by the promise of success in graduate study, based on a number of indicators including the previous college record in one or more institutions whose standards are equivalent to those of the University of California, letters of recommendation, and in many departments the results of the Graduate Record Examination. (Am 7 Nov 96)

265. Preparation Required for Graduate Students

No graduate student may be advanced to candidacy for a higher degree, be awarded a certificate, or be recommended for a teaching credential until all existing deficiencies in preparation have been removed. (Am 7 Nov 96)

270. Scholarship Requirements for Graduate Students

  1. Each graduate student must maintain the standards of scholarship established for his or her classification by the Graduate Council.
  2. A Graduate student whose scholarship or whose progress toward the degree is unsatisfactory is subject to dismissal by the Dean of the Graduate Division in consultation with the department concerned. Disqualification is at the discretion of the Dean of the Graduate Division. (Am 7 Nov 96)

275. Minimum Program and Residence

  1. To maintain graduate standing when not officially on leave of absence, a student not a candidate for a degree must be registered and enrolled in at least one regularly authorized course in each regular term.
  2. Graduate students validate residence through programs of instruction, research, or study approved by the Graduate Council. [See also Senate Regulation 684 and Divisional Regulation 300 (E)].
  3. To establish residence a graduate student must be registered and enrolled in courses of instruction, research, or study totaling or equivalent to at least four units of upper-division or graduate work during a regular term, or two units of such work in a summer session. In doctoral programs, however, no period of attendance of less than one quarter, except two consecutive six week Summer Sessions in the same summer, can be used to establish residence. (Am 7 Nov 96)

280. Graduate Study-List Requirements

  1. (Senate Regulation 698) All courses taken by graduate students shall be reported to the Registrar for record. In case of definite courses of study the report shall state the name of the officer of instruction giving the course, its credit value in units, and the fact of its completion or non-completion. No unrecorded work shall be considered as work leading to a degree.
  2. In each regular term or summer session the study plan of each student admitted to the Graduate Division (Santa Barbara) must be approved by the Dean of the Graduate Division, or his or her deputy.
  3. Except as authorized by the Graduate Council, no graduate student may earn credit for courses in his or her major in any regular term in excess of 12 units of strictly graduate work, or 16 units of upper-division work, or in excess of a proportionate combination of such courses which preserve these maxima.
  4. (Senate Regulation 702) Credit in summer session will be limited in proportion to the above on the basis of the length of the summer session relative to a regular academic term. (Am 7 Nov 96)

285. Grading

  1. The appropriate provisions of Divisional Regulations 20, 30, 50, and 55 shall apply in all graduate grading matters.
  2. Graduate students taking a lower division course may be graded "Passed" or "Not Passed." (Am 7 Nov 96)

Section 2: Requirements for the Master's Degree (Reg. 300-330)

300. General Provisions

  1. Time Limits

    Except as authorized by the Graduate Council, each candidate for a master's degree must satisfy all requirements for the degree within four years after admission to the master's program. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  2. Advancement to Candidacy

    1. A master's committee must be established prior to advancement to candidacy. For Plan I: Thesis, the master's committee is nominated by the department and appointed by, and responsible to, the Dean of the Graduate Division under policies established by the Graduate Council. This committee consists of at least three UC Academic Senate members with a tenure-track faculty member from the student’s major department serving as chair or co-chair. At least two members of every thesis committee must be tenure-track faculty. The majority of the members shall be from the student's UCSB major department. Recommendation of the appointment of additional members to the master’s committee is at the discretion of the department. These nominations must be approved by the Graduate Council Chair, who is authorized to grant exceptions to these policies when requested in writing by the departmental chair. For Plan II: Comprehensive Examination, the department appoints a master’s committee consisting of at least three faculty members, as described above for Plan I. For Plan II: Project, the department appoints a committee consisting of at least two UC Academic Senate members, with a tenure-track faculty member from the student’s UCSB major department serving as chair or co-chair. The duties of the master's committee include certifying that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements for the degree. (Am 23 Oct 86; Am 7 Nov 96; Am 4 Mar 99; Am 8 May 14; Am 7 Jun 18)
    2. At the beginning of the term in which a student is expected to complete the course requirements for the master's degree, the department must file with the Dean of the Graduate Division certification of the student's completion of requirements with the request for advancement to candidacy. Candidacy is approved by the Graduate Council. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  3. Foreign Language Requirements

    Subject to the approval of the Graduate Council each department may determine any foreign language requirement to be satisfied for the award of its master's degree(s). (Am 7 Nov 96)
  4. Scholarship Requirements

    Only courses in which a grade of A, B, C, or S was earned may be used to satisfy requirements for the master's degree. The minimum grade-point average required for the award of a master's degree is 3.0 in all graduate and upper division courses completed in graduate standing on any campus of the University. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  5. Residence Requirements

    Except for students subject to 310(C), the minimum residence requirement for a master's degree is three quarters during which the student must be enrolled in a program of courses, research, or study, the unit value of which satisfies the requirements of the Divisional Regulation 275(C). Two six-week summer sessions may be substituted for one of the required quarters. (Am 7 Nov 96)

305. Requirements for the Master of Arts (M.A.) and the Master of Science (M.S.)

  1. The provisions of Divisional Regulations 250 through 300 shall apply. Each department shall determine which of the two plans described below is to be required of each candidate for any master's degree it offers. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  2. Plan I: Thesis.

    Under this plan:
    1. At least 30 units of upper-division and graduate courses must be completed, including no fewer than 20 units in graduate courses in the major subject or in graduate courses related to that subject as approved by the departmental graduate advisor.
    2. A thesis is required, which must be approved by each member of the master's committee.
    3. The major department may require any examination deemed necessary to test the student's command of the field. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  3. Plan II: Comprehensive Examination or Project.

    Under this plan:
    1. At least 36 units of upper-division and graduate courses are required, including no fewer than 24 units in graduate courses in the major subject or in graduate courses related to that subject as approved by the departmental graduate advisor.
    2. The student must satisfactorily complete one of the following options:
      1. A comprehensive final examination set by the major department and administered by the master's committee. (Am 7 Nov 96)
      2. A project under the supervision of at least one ladder faculty member. Completion requires approval by the project committee. (Am 2 May 02; Am 7 Jun 18)
  4. Courses in Related Fields

    Subject to the fulfillment of course requirements of the major department, the student may elect upper-division or graduate courses in fields significantly related to the major subject.

310. Requirements for the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

  1. The provisions of Divisional Regulations 250 through 300 (E) shall apply.
  2. A minimum of 72 quarter units is required, 40 of which must be graduate studio courses and 12 of which must be upper division or graduate art history courses. (Am 12 Apr 73)
  3. The minimum residence requirement is six quarters. (Am 12 Apr 73)
  4. Completion of a project comprising a group of related works in the student's field of specialization and a paper justifying the selection and execution of his or her project in relation to its historical and philosophical background, both acceptable to the master's committee. (Am 7 Nov 96)

315. Requirements for the Master of Environmental Science and Management (M.E.S.M.)

  1. The provisions of Divisional Regulations 250 through 300 shall apply.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 72 quarter units of course work approved by the faculty of the School of Environmental Science and Management.
  3. Completion of a project report acceptable to the student's master's committee. (Am 7 Nov 96)

320. Requirements for the Master of Music Degree (M.M.)

  1. The provisions of Divisional Regulations 250 through 300 shall apply.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 72 quarter units of course work approved by the faculty of the Department of Music.
  3. Completion of two major performances acceptable to the student's master's committee. (Am 1 Jun 95; Am 7 Nov 96)

325. Requirements for the Master of Education (M.Ed.)

  1. The provisions of Divisional Regulations 250 through 300 shall apply.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 36 upper division and graduate level course work of which a minimum of 24 units must be at the graduate level.
  3. Completion of a comprehensive examination, or project acceptable to the student's master's committee. (Am 7 Nov 96; Conf Am 10 Mar 00)

330. Requirements for the Master of Technology Management (M.T.M.)

  1. The provisions of Divisional Regulations 250 through 300 shall apply.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 42 quarter units of course work approved by the faculty of the Technology Management Program.
  3. Completion of an integrative capstone project acceptable to the student’s master’s committee.

Section 3: Candidate in Philosophy Degree (Reg 345)

345. Requirements for the Candidate in Philosophy Degree

  1. The Candidate in Philosophy degree (C. Phil.) is an interim (non-terminal) degree. In those departments for whom the Graduate Council has approved and authorized its award, and upon a student's petition to the Graduate Division, the C. Phil. may be awarded immediately upon advancement to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree.
  2. Eligibility for the C. Phil. degree is limited to a period of seven years following advancement to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree; however, an application for the C. Phil. degree filed one year after advancement to candidacy, or later, must be approved by the Dean of the Graduate Division in consultation with the student's major department and doctoral committee.
  3. To ensure uniform criteria for the C. Phil. degree, the Graduate Council will periodically review departmental requirements for advancement to candidacy. (Am 7 Nov 96)

Section 4: Requirements for Doctoral Degrees (Reg 350-360)

350. General Provisions

  1. Time Limits

    1. Advancement to Candidacy Students are required to advance to doctoral candidacy within the department-proposed, Graduate Council approved number of calendar years from the time of admission to graduate standing, as specified in the Graduate Policies and Procedures Handbook. (Am 7 Nov 96; Am 24 Jan 02; Am 13 May 10)
    2. Degree Completion Each student in a doctoral program must satisfy all requirements for the degree within the department-proposed, Graduate Council approved number of calendar years after admission to graduate standing, as specified in the Graduate Policies and Procedures Handbook. (Am 7 Nov 96; Am 24 Jan 02; Am 13 May 10)
  2. Residence Requirements

    The minimum Residence Requirement for any doctoral degree is two years. Students in doctoral programs will spend at least six quarters in residence on the Santa Barbara campus pursuing a program of full-time study and research; three consecutive quarters of this residence must be completed in regular session before advancement to candidacy. (Am 4 Dec 69; Am 7 Nov 96)
  3. Foreign Language Requirements

    Subject to the approval of the Graduate Council, each department may set its own foreign language requirement for its degree. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  4. Doctoral Committee, Qualifying Examinations, and Advancement to Candidacy

    To be advanced to candidacy for a doctoral degree a student must:
    1. at the time of initial application have completed satisfactorily all preliminary requirements established by the major department and by the Graduate Council, including maintenance of a grade-point average not lower than 3.0 in all upper-division and graduate courses completed since admission to the Graduate Division. (Am 7 Nov 96)
    2. have passed such written examinations as required by the department and an oral qualifying examination conducted by a doctoral committee nominated by the department and appointed by, and responsible to, the Dean of the Graduate Division under policies established by the Graduate Council. This committee consists of at least three UC Academic Senate members with a tenure-track faculty member from the student’s major department serving as chair or co-chair. At least two members of every doctoral committee must be tenure-track faculty. The majority of the members shall be from the student's UCSB major department. Recommendation of the appointment of additional members to the doctoral committee is at the discretion of the department. These nominations must be approved by the Graduate Council Chair, who is authorized to grant exceptions to these policies when requested in writing by the departmental chair.(Am 11 June 70; 23 Oct 86; Am 7 Nov 96; Am 4 Mar 99; Am 8 May 14)
    3. formally request to be advanced to candidacy after successful completion of all qualifying examinations, as certified to the Graduate Council by the Dean of the Graduate Division. Advancement to candidacy is granted by the Graduate Council. (Am 7 Nov 96)

355. Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

  1. The provisions of Divisional Regulations 250 - 280, and 350 shall apply;
  2. Dissertation

    Each candidate for the Ph.D. degree must present a dissertation demonstrating the ability to contribute significantly and independently to the major field. The candidate's doctoral committee guides the student in this work and judges the merit of the completed dissertation. Approval of this dissertation by each member of the doctoral committee is required for the degree. (Am 7 Nov 96)
  3. Dissertation Defense

    Each department shall determine whether a public defense of the dissertation will be required of its Ph.D. candidates. If such a defense is required, it may be waived only with the unanimous consent of the candidate's doctoral committee and the approval of the Graduate Council. If a defense is optional, it may be waived with the unanimous consent of the doctoral committee and the approval of the department chair. (Am 7 Nov 96)

360. Requirements for the Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

  1. The provisions of Divisional Regulations 250 - 280, and 350 shall apply.
  2. Completion of two full length recitals, a major performance, and a written document that demonstrates evidence of scholarly research, all judged satisfactory by the doctoral committee. The document is filed according to Graduate Council-approved policy. (Am 1 Jun 95; Am 7 Nov 96)

Section 5: Requirements for Teaching Credentials (Reg 400)

400. Recommendations for Teaching and Pupil Personnel Service Credentials

Under the general authority of the Graduate Council the recommendations of the Graduate School of Education to appropriate credentialing agencies for issuance of a teaching credential will be made upon successful completion of the following conditions:

  1. completion of an approved curriculum in the Graduate School of Education,
  2. maintenance of a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in all upper-division and graduate courses for elementary, secondary, junior college, and pupil personnel service credential candidates, (Am 22 Apr 99)
  3. successful demonstration of teaching competency in the student-teaching program or other supervised experience,
  4. completion of three terms in residence (or the equivalent), at least one of which must be part of a regular academic year. (Am 7 Nov 96)

Section 6: Certification Programs (Regs 500-525)

500.(Rep.2/1/01)

510.(Rep.2/1/01)

520. Graduate Certificate in Management Practice (En 4 Jun 98)

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in management Practice, as student shall have:

  1. been admitted to graduate standing by the Graduate Division,
  2. completed a minimum of three quarters in full-time resident study at the University of California, Santa Barbara,
  3. completed, with a grade-point average of at least 3.0, the Graduate Council-approved program comprised of regular upper division (100 and/or graduate [200]) level courses. Courses counted in satisfaction of the requirements for this Certificate may not be applied for credit towards any other degree or certificate program.

The Certificate shall have the following form:

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Certificate of Completion of the GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE PROGRAM By authority of the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate

______________(Name) has been awarded this Graduate Certificate in Management Practice upon the recommendation of the faculty of the curriculum and the Graduate Division at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dated_________________

______________________________ Dean of the Graduate Division

______________________________ Chancellor at the University of California, Santa Barbara

______________________________ President of the University

525. Certificate in College and University Teaching (En 3 Jun 99)

To be eligible to receive the Certificate in College and University Teaching, a student shall have:

  1. been admitted to graduate standing by the Graduate Division,
  2. completed a minimum of three quarters in full-time resident study at the University of California, Santa Barbara,
  3. completed, with a grade-point average of at least 3.0, the Graduate Council-approved courses for the certificate curriculum, and a teaching portfolio documenting, to the satisfaction of the CCUT Advisory Committee, completion of the training and professional experience requirements of the Certificate.

The Certificate shall have the following form:

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Certificate of Completion of the GRADUATE PROGRAM IN COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY TEACHING By authority of the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate

_________________ (Name) has been awarded this Certificate in College and University Teaching Upon the recommendation of the CCUT Advisory Committee and The Graduate Division at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dated_________________________

______________________________ Dean of the Graduate Division

______________________________ Chancellor at the University of California, Santa Barbara

______________________________ President of the University of California

Section 7: Posthumous Degrees (Reg 600)

600. Posthumous Graduate Degrees (En 28 Jan 2016)

  1. Posthumous Doctoral Degree

    A posthumous Doctoral degree may be awarded if a student, at the time of death, had completed all of the following:

    1. had advanced to candidacy;
    2. had completed at least 6 quarters in residence at UCSB;
    3. had attained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher; and
    4. had completed a draft of the dissertation or conducted sufficient research, supported by verifiable evidence, to give reasonable expectation that s/he would have successfully completed the degree.

    The dissertation committee, in conjunction with the program’s director of graduate studies, must verify the student’s progress toward degree completion.

  2. Posthumous Master’s Degree

    A posthumous Master’s Degree may be awarded if a student, at the time of death, had completed all of the following:

    1. had completed at least 3 quarters in residence at UCSB;
    2. had attained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher;
    3. had completed sufficient course work and participated in research or other creative endeavors related to the discipline; and
    4. the faculty of the department present evidence and agree that the student has completed sufficient work to be awarded a master’s degree.

    The master’s committee, in conjunction with the program’s director of graduate studies, must verify the student’s progress toward degree completion.

  3. Certificate of Progress

    If at the time of death, the conditions for award of a posthumous Doctoral or Master’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 3.00 or higher.