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University Requirements

Entry Level Writing Requirements (ELWR)

The University of California requires all undergraduate students (including international students) to demonstrate a minimum proficiency in English composition within three quarters of entering the University. 

Refer to the Analytical Writing Program for how to meet the ELWR.

American History and Institutions (AHI)

A knowledge of American history and of the principles of American institutions under federal and state constitutions is required of all candidates for the bachelor’s degree. Exception for all international students on F-1 or J-1 visas: the college will waive AHI at the end of the final quarter.

Refer to the UC San Diego General Catalog for how to meet AHI.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

A knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion is required of all candidates for a bachelor's degree. This requirement is satisfied by passing one four-unit course.

Refer to Undergraduate Education for the approved list.

Unit Requirements

  • A minimum of 180 units; at least 60 units must be upper-division
  • No more than 25% of UC San Diego course units graded on a Pass/Not Pass basis
  • At least 35 of the final 45 units completed at UC San Diego

GPA Requirement

A 2.0 or higher GPA in all courses taken at University of California including: UC Summer Sessions, UC Education Abroad Program,  UC Sacramento Center, and the UC San Diego Washington Program (UCDC).

General Education for First Year Students

The Seventh College GE curriculum is designed to be flexible and to complement any major. 


The three-course Synthesis sequence includes two lower-division courses of intensive instruction in university-level writing and one upper-division project-based course. All three courses take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and addressing the challenges posed by a changing planet.

Synthesis courses must be taken for a letter grade.

SYN 1 - Perspectives on a Changing Planet

SYN 1 introduces students to the methods, challenges and rewards of working across disciplines and models interdisciplinary thinking by using a variety of disciplinary perspectives to enhance students’ understanding of our changing planet. Students also are asked to engage in interdisciplinary thinking through the course assignments. Prerequisites: Seventh College students only; completion of UC Entry Level Writing requirement.

SYN 2 - Explorations of a Changing Planet

SYN 2 builds upon the skills developed in Synthesis 1 by introducing research methods, culminating in an interdisciplinary research paper that students design around the changing planet topics addressed in the course and each student’s own interests. Prerequisites: Seventh College students only; SYN 1.

SYN 100 - Solutions for a Changing Planet

SYN 100 is a project-based course that builds on skills developed in Synthesis 1 and Synthesis 2 by taking a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to solving complex problems. Prerequisites: upper-division standing; completion of SYN 1 and 2, or, for transfer students, completion of general-education requirements, including the lower-division writing requirement.


Alternatives courses can be completed any time throughout the undergraduate career, depending on individual academic goals and preferences. Alternatives courses may overlap with major, minor, and/or university requirements. Approved Advanced Placement (AP) credit, International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, and transfer credit will be applied.

Select two courses of interest from each of the following five areas:  

Arts - 2 courses


MUS 5 - Sound in Time
MUS 7 - Music, Media and Technology
MUS 8 - American Music: Jazz Cultures
MUS 11 - Folk Music
MUS 13 - Worlds of Music
MUS 14 - Contemporary Music
MUS 15 - Popular Music
MUS 20 - Exploring the Musical Mind
MUS 107 - Critical Studies Seminar
MUS 110 - Introduction to Ethnomusicology Seminar
MUS 111 - Topics: World Music Traditions
MUS 114 - Music of the Twentieth Century
MUS 115 - Women in Music
MUS 116 - Popular Music Studies Seminar
MUS 150 - Jazz and the Music of the African Diaspora: Special Topics Seminar
MUS 151 - Race, Culture, and Social Change
MUS 176 - Music Technology Seminar



TDDE 1 - Introduction to Design for the Theatre
TDDM 1 - Introduction to Dance Making
TDDM 5 - Site Specific Dance and Performance
TDGE 1 - Introduction to Theatre
TDGE 25 - Public Speaking
TDGE 100 - Creating the Role of "Leader"
TDGE 125 - Topics in Theatre and Film
TDGE 131 - Playing Indian: Native American and First Nations Cinema
TDGE 133 - Visual Ideas
TDHD 20 - Looking at Dance
TDHD 175 - Cultural Perspectives on Dance
TDHT 101 - Topics in Dramatic Literature and Theatre History
TDHT 109 - African American Theatre
TDHT 110 - Chicano Dramatic Literature
TDHT 111 - Hispanic American Dramatic Literature
TDPW 1 - Introduction to Playwriting
TDPW 104 - Screenwriting
TDTR 10 - Introduction to Dance



VIS 1 - Introduction to Art Making: Two-Dimensional Practices
VIS 2 - Introduction to Art Making: Motion and Time-Based Art
VIS 3 - Introduction to Art Making: Three-Dimensional Practices
VIS 10 - Computing in the Arts Lecture Series
VIS 41 - Design Communication
VIS 60 - Introduction to Digital Photography
VIS 70N - Introduction to Media
VIS 80 - Introduction to the Studio Major (majors have priority)
VIS 100 - Introduction to Public Culture
VIS 101 - Introduction to Urban Ecologies 
VIS 102 - Democratizing the City
VIS 103 - Architectural Practices

Humanities - 2 courses


AAS 10 - Introduction to African American Studies



CHIN 10CN - First Year Chinese: Non-native speakers III
CHIN 10CM - First Year Chinese: Mandarin speakers III
CHIN 10CD - First Year Chinese: Dialect speakers III
CHIN 20AN - Second Year Chinese: Non-native speakers I
CHIN 20AM - Second Year Chinese: Mandarin speakers I
CHIN 20AD - Second Year Chinese: Dialect speakers I
CHIN 20BN - Second Year Chinese: Non-native speakers II
CHIN 20BM - Second Year Chinese: Mandarin speakers II
CHIN 20BD - Second Year Chinese: Dialect speakers II
CHIN 20CN - Second Year Chinese: Non-native speakers III
CHIN 20CM - Second Year Chinese: Mandarin speakers III
CHIN 20CD - Second Year Chinese: Dialect speakers III



HIEU 106 - Egypt, Greece, and Rome
HILA 110 - Lord and Peasant in Latin America
HILD 2A - United States
HILD 2B - United States
HILD 2C - United States
HILD 7A - Race and Ethnicity in the United States
HILD 7B - Race and Ethnicity in the United States
HILD 7C - Race and Ethnicity in the United States
HILD 7GS - Race and Ethnicity in the Global World
HILD 8GS - Race and Ethnicity in the United States
HILD 10 - East Asia: The Great Tradition
HILD 11 - East Asia and the West: 1279-1911
HILD 12 - Twentieth-Century East Asia
HILD 30 - History of Public Health
HILD 40 - Environmental History - the Neolithic period
HILD 41 - Environmental History - the Columbian Exchange, 1400-1750
HILD 42 - Environmental History -  Industrial Revolutions, 1750-1945
HILD 43 - Environmental History - The Great Acceleration, 1945-present
HINE 145 - Islam and Science: The History of Science in the Middle East (600-1950)
HISC 102 - Technology in World History
HISC 105 - History of Environmentalism
HISC 106 - The Scientific Revolution
HIUS 137 - Mining and American History
HIUS 143 - The Built Environment in the Twentieth Century



JAPN 10C - First-Year Japanese
JAPN 20A - Second-Year Japanese
JAPN 20B - Second-Year Japanese
JAPN 20C - Second-Year Japanese



JWSP 3 - Intermediate Hebrew, Continued
JWSP 101 - Introduction to Hebrew Texts



LIAB 1C - Linguistics/Arabic Conversation
LIAB 1CX - Linguistics/Analysis of Arabic
LIAB 1D - Linguistics/Arabic Conversation
LIAB 1DX - Linguistics/Analysis of Arabic
LIFR 1C - Linguistics/French Conversation
LIFR 1CX - Linguistics/Analysis of French
LIFR 1D - Linguistics/French Conversation
LIFR 1DX - Linguistics/Analysis of French
LIGM 1C - Linguistics/German Conversation
LIGM 1CX - Linguistics/Analysis of German
LIGM 1D - Linguistics/German Conversation
LIGM 1DX - Linguistics/Analysis of German
LIGN 5 - The Linguistics of Invented Languages
LIGN 7 - Sign Language and Their Cultures
LIGN 8 - Languages and Cultures in America
LIGN 17 - Making and Breaking Codes
LIGN 101 - Introduction to the Study of Language
LIHI 1C - Linguistics/Hindi Conversation
LIHI 1CX - Linguistics/Analysis of Hindi
LIHI 1D - Linguistics/Hindi Conversation
LIHI 1DX - Linguistics/Analysis of Hindi
LIHL 112 - Linguistics/Heritage Languages: Filipino for Filipino Speakers
LIHL 114 - Linguistics/Heritage Languages: Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers
LIHL 115 - Linguistics/Heritage Languages: Korean for Korean Speakers
LIHL 117 - Linguistics/Heritage Languages: Persian for Persian Speakers
LIHL 119 - Linguistics/Heritage Languages: Hindi for Hindi Speakers
LIHL 132 - Linguistics/Heritage Languages: Advanced Filipino for Filipino Speakers
LIHL 134 - Linguistics/Heritage Languages: Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers
LIHL 135 - Linguistics/Heritage Languages: Advanced Korean for Korean Speakers
LIHL 137 - Linguistics/Heritage Languages: Advanced Persian for Persian Speakers
LIHL 139 - Linguistics/Heritage Languages: Advanced Hindi for Hindi Speakers
LIIT 1C - Linguistics/Italian Conversation
LIIT 1CX - Linguistics/Analysis of Italian
LIIT 1D - Linguistics/Italian Conversation
LIIT 1DX - Linguistics/Analysis of Italian
LIPO 1C - Linguistics/Portuguese Conversation
LIPO 1CX - Linguistics/Analysis of Portuguese
LIPO 1D - Linguistics/Portuguese Conversation
LIPO 1DX - Linguistics/Analysis of Portuguese
LISL 1C - Linguistics/American Sign Language Conversation
LISL 1CX - Linguistics/Analysis of American Sign Language
LISL 1D - Linguistics/American Sign Language Conversation
LISL 1DX - Linguistics/Analysis of American Sign Language
LISP 1C - Linguistics/Spanish Conversation
LISP 1CX - Linguistics/Analysis of Spanish
LISP 1D - Linguistics/Spanish Conversation
LISP 1DX - Linguistics/Analysis of Spanish



LTCS 50 - Introduction to Cultural Studies
LTCS 102 - Practicing Cultural Studies
LTCS 108 - Gender, Race, and Artificial Intelligence
LTCS 120 - Historical Perspectives on Culture
LTCS 125 - Cultural Perspectives on Immigration and Citizenship
LTCS 133 - Globalization and Culture
LTCS 134 - Culture and Revolution
LTCS 155 - Health, Illness, and Global Culture
LTEN 31 - Introduction to Indigenous Literature
LTEN 159 - Contemporary American Literature
LTFR 2A - Intermediate French I
LTFR 2B - Intermediate French II
LTFR 2C - Intermediate French III: Composition and Cultural Contexts
LTGK 2 - Intermediate Greek (I)
LTGK 3 - Intermediate Greek (II)
LTGM 2A - Intermediate German I
LTGM 2B - Intermediate German II
LTGM 2C - Intermediate German III
LTIT 2A - Intermediate Italian I
LTIT 2B - Intermediate Italian II
LTIT 50 - Advanced Italian
LTKO 2A - Intermediate Korean: Second Year I
LTKO 2B - Intermediate Korean: Second Year II
LTKO 2C - Intermediate Korean: Second Year III
LTKO 3 - Advanced Korean: Third Year
LTLA 2 - Intermediate Latin (I)
LTLA 3 - Intermediate Latin (II)
LTRU 2A - Second-Year Russian
LTRU 2B - Second-Year Russian
LTSP 2A - Intermediate Spanish I: Foundations
LTSP 2B - Intermediate Spanish II: Readings and Composition
LTSP 2C - Intermediate Spanish III: Cultural Topics and Composition
LTSP 2D - Intermediate/Advanced Spanish: Spanish for Bilingual Speakers
LTSP 2E - Advanced Readings and Composition for Bilingual Speakers
LTWL 165 - Literature and the Environment
LTWR 8A - Writing Fiction



PHIL 13 - Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics
PHIL 16 - Science Fiction and Philosophy
PHIL 26 - Science, Society, and Values
PHIL 27 - Ethics and Society
PHIL 28 - Ethics and Society II
PHIL 32 - Philosophy and the Rise of Modern Science
PHIL 35 - Philosophy in the Americas
PHIL 139 - Global Justice
PHIL 147 - Philosophy of Biology
PHIL 148 - Philosophy and the Environment
PHIL 164 - Technology and Human Values



VIS 11 - Introduction to Visual Culture
VIS 20 - Introduction to Art History
VIS 21A - Introduction to the Art of the Americas or Africa and Oceania
VIS 21B - Introduction to Asian Art
VIS 22 - Formations of Modern Art
VIS 84 - History of Film
VIS 85B - Media Aesthetics
VIS 125G - History of Socially Engaged Art
VIS 126AN - Pre-Columbian Art of Ancient Mexico and Central America
VIS 126F - Indigenisms II: Contemporary Disseminations, Neo-Avantgarde to the Present
VIS 126HN - Pacific Coast American Indian Art
VIS 126I - Southwest American Indian Art
VIS 126J - African and Afro-American Art
VIS 152D - Identity through Transnational Cinemas 

Natural Sciences and Engineering - 2 courses


BICD 136 - AIDS Science and Society
BIEB 102 - Introductory Ecology - Organisms and Habitat
BIEB 130 - Marine Conservation Biology
BIEB 140 - Biodiversity
BIEB 150 - Evolution
BIEB 174 - Ecosystems and Global Change
BILD 3 - Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
BILD 18 - Human Impact on the Environment
BILD 30 - Biology of Plagues Past and Present
BILD 38 - Dementia, Science, and Society
BILD 42 - Our Sustainable Future
BILD 44 - Scientific Perspectives for a Changing World
BILD 46 - Ecology of a Changing Planet



CHEM 4 - Basic Chemistry
CHEM 6A - General Chemistry I
CHEM 6B - General Chemistry II
CHEM 6C - General Chemistry III
CHEM 11 - The Periodic Table
CHEM 12 - Molecules and Reactions
CHEM 13 - Chemistry of Life
CHEM 111 - Origins of Life and the Universe
CHEM 145 - Chemistry and Biochemistry of Biofuels
CHEM 151 - Molecules that Changed the World
CHEM 171 - Environmental Chemistry I
CHEM 172 - Environmental Chemistry II
CHEM 173 - Atmospheric Chemistry
CHEM 174 - Chemical Principles of Marine Systems
CHEM 187 - Foundation of Teaching and Learning Science
CHEM 188 - Capstone Seminar in Science Education



CSE 190 - The Environmental Impact of Modern Computing



ENVR 30 - Environmental Issues: Natural Sciences



ESYS 10 - Introduction to Environmental Systems
ESYS 101 - Environmental Biology
ESYS 102 - The Solid and Fluid Earth
ESYS 103 - Environmental Challenges: Science and Solutions



PHYS 1A - Mechanics
PHYS 1B - Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 1C - Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics
PHYS 2A - Physics - Mechanics
PHYS 2B - Physics - Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 2C - Physics - Fluids, Waves, Thermodynamics, and Optics
PHYS 4A - Physics for Physics Majors - Mechanics
PHYS 4B - Physics for Physics Majors - Fluids, Waves, and Heat
PHYS 4C - Physics for Physics Majors - Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 8 - Physics of Everyday Life
PHYS 9 - The Solar System
PHYS 10 - Concepts in Physics
PHYS 11 - Survey of Physics
PHYS 12 - Energy and the Environment



SIO 3 - Life in the Oceans
SIO 10 - The Earth
SIO 12 - History of the Earth and Evolution
SIO 15 - Natural Disasters
SIO 20 - The Atmosphere
SIO 25 - Climate Change and Society
SIO 30 - The Oceans
SIO 35 - Water
SIO 40 - Life and Climate on Earth
SIO 45 - Volcanoes
SIO 108 - Introduction to Paleoclimatology
SIO 109 - Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions
SIO 117 - The Physical Basis of Global Warming

Quantitative Reasoning - 2 courses


COGS 3 - Introduction to Computing
COGS 8 - Hands-on Computing
COGS 9 - Introduction to Data Science
COGS 10 - Cognitive Consequences of Technology
COGS 14A - Introduction to Research Methods
COGS 14B - Introduction to Statistical Analysis
COGS 18 - Introduction to Python



CSS 1 - Introductory Programming for Computational Social Science
CSS 2 - Data and Model Programming for Computational Social Science
CSS 100 - Advanced Analytic Programming for Computational Social Science



CSE 3 - Fluency in Information Technology
CSE 4GS - Mathematical Beauty in Rome
CSE 6GS - Mathematical Beauty in Rome Lab
CSE 6R - Introduction to Computer Science and Object-Oriented Programming: Python
CSE 8A - Introduction to Computer Science: Java I
CSE 8B - Introduction to Computer Science: Java II
CSE 11 - Introduction to Computer Science and Object-Oriented Programming: Java
CSE 170 - Interaction Design



DSC 10 - Principles of Data Science
DSC 20 - Programming and Basic Data Structures for Data Science
DSC 30 - Data Structures and Algorithms for Data Science



ECE 5 - Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 15 - Engineering Computation



ECON 5 - Data Analytics for the Social Sciences



HDS 60 - Statistics for the Social Sciences



MATH 10A - Calculus I
MATH 10B -Calculus II
MATH 10C - Calculus III
MATH 11 - Calculus-Based Introductory Probability and Statistics
MATH 15A - Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
MATH 18 - Linear Algebra
MATH 20A - Calculus for Science and Engineering
MATH 20B - Calculus for Science and Engineering
MATH 20C - Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering
MATH 20D - Introduction to Differential Equations
MATH 20E - Vector Calculus
MATH 102 - Applied Linear Algebra
MATH 109 - Mathematical Reasoning
MATH 163 - History of Mathematics
MATH 181A - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
MATH 181B - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II
MATH 181C - Mathematical Statistics - Nonparametric Statistics
MATH 181E - Mathematical Statistics - Time Series
MATH 183 - Statistical Methods
MATH 185 - Introduction to Computational Statistics
MATH 186 - Probability and Statistics for Bioinformatics
MATH 187A - Introduction to Cryptography
MATH 189 - Exploratory Data Analysis and Inference



MAE 5 - Quantitative Computer Skills
MAE 118 - Introduction to Energy Systems  



PHIL 10 - Introduction to Logic
PHIL 12 - Scientific Reasoning



VIS 142 - Practices in Computing Arts (UD standing)



POLI 5 - Data Analytics for the Social Sciences
POLI 5D - Data Analytics for the Social Sciences
POLI 30 - Political Inquiry
POLI 30D - Political Inquiry



PSYC 60 - Introduction to Statistics



MGT 3 - Quantitative Methods in Business
MGT 5 - Managerial Accounting
MGT 12 - Personal Financial Management
MGT 45 - Principles of Accounting



SOCI 60 - The Practice of Social Research

Social Sciences - 2 courses


ANAR 104 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Anthropologists and Archaeologists
ANAR 117 - Archaeological Field and Lab Class, Southern California
ANAR 120 - Documenting Climate Change
ANAR 146 - Feeding the World
ANAR 166 - Introduction to Environmental Archaeology - Theory and Method of Socioecodynamics and Human Paleoecology
ANBI 131 - Biology and Culture of Race
ANBI 132 - Conservation and the Human Predicament
ANBI 174 - Conservation and the Media: Film Lab
ANSC 101 - Aging: Culture and Health in Late Life Human Development
ANSC 105 - Global Health and Inequality
ANSC 138 - The Cultural Design Practicum: Using Anthropology to Solve Human Problems
ANSC 140 - Human Rights II: Contemporary Issues
ANSC 144 - Immigrant and Refugee Health
ANSC 147 - Global Health and the Environment
ANSC 148 - Global Health and Cultural Diversity
ANSC 151 - US-Mexico Border Ethnographies
ANSC 155 - Humanitarian Aid: What Is It Good For?
ANSC 161 - California: Undergraduate Research Seminar
ANSC 183 - Visualizing the Human: Film, Photography, and Digital Technologies
ANSC 184 - Food, Culture, and Society
ANSC 185 - #BlackLivesMatter
ANSC 193GS - Human Rights and Environmental Justice
ANTH 21 - Race and Racisms
ANTH 23 - Debating Multiculturalism: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in American Societies
ANTH 43 - Introduction to Biology and Culture of Race
ANTH 104 - Transforming the Global Environment
ANTH 105 - Climate Change, Race, and Inequality
ANTH 106 - Climate and Civilization
ANTH 107 - Designing for Disasters, Emergencies, and Extreme Weather
ANTH 108 - Indigenous Peoples, Extractive Development, and Climate Change
ANTH 109 - Climate Change, Cultural Heritage, and Vulnerability



CGS 2B - Introduction to Critical Gender Studies: Social Formations
CGS 101 - Gender, Modernity, and Globalization
CGS 108 - Gender, Race, and Artificial Intelligence
CGS 117 - Transgenderisms
CGS 118 - Gender and Incarceration
CGS 119 - Asian American Film, Video, and New Media: The Politics of Pleasure
CGS 120 - Capitalism and Gender
CGS 122 - Advanced Topics in Comparative Perspectives
CGS 123 - Gender and Reproductive Politics



COGS 101A - Sensation and Perception
COGS 102B - Cognitive Ethnography



COMM 10 - Introduction to Communication
COMM 30 - Digital Media Literacy



ECON 1 - Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2 - Market Imperfections and Policy
ECON 3 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 101 - International Trade
ECON 102 - Globalization
ECON 106 - International Economic Agreeements
ECON 116 - Economic Development
ECON 117 - Economic Growth
ECON 130 - Public Policy
ECON 131 - Economics of the Environment
ECON 132 - Energy Economics
ECON 144 - Economics of Conservation
ECON 145 - Economics of Ocean Resources



EDS 39 - Practicum in Science and Math Teaching/Learning
EDS 117 - Language, Culture, and Education (majors have priority)
EDS 120 - Introduction to Design-Based Education Research
EDS 130 - Introduction to Academic Mentoring of Elementary/School Students
EDS 131 - Early Childhood Development and Education
EDS 133 - Counseling, Mentoring and Academic Advising
EDS 135 - Working with Newcomer Communities in San Diego
EDS 136 - Introduction to Academic Tutoring of Secondary School Students
EDS 137 - Introduction to Discipline Specific Teaching and Learning
EDS 139 - Practicum in Teaching/Learning (co-requisite)



HMNR 100 - Human Rights I: Introduction to Human Rights and Global Justice
HMNR 101 - Human Rights II: Contemporary Issues



ETHN 1 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Land and Labor
ETHN 2 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Circulations of Difference
ETHN 3 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Making Culture
ETHN 102 - Science and Technology in Society: Race/Gender/Class
ETHN 103 - Environmental Racism
ETHN 104 - Race, Space, and Segregation
ETHN 117 - Organic Social Movements
ETHN 118 - Contemporary Immigration Issues
ETHN 142 - Medicine, Race, and the Global Politics of Inequality



FMPH 40 - Introduction to Public Health
FMPH 50 - Primary Care and Public Health



GLBH 20 - Introduction to Global Health



HDS 133 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Developmental Science
HDS 175 - Power, Wealth, and Inequality in Human Development



LATI 10 - Reading North by South: Latin American Studies and the US Liberation Movements
LATI 50 - Introduction to Latin America
LATI 180 - Special Topics in Latin American Studies



POLI 27 - Ethics and Society
POLI 28 - Ethics and Society II



PSYC 100 - Clinical Psychology
PSYC 104 - Social Psychology
PSYC 128 - Psychology of Reading
PSYC 131 - Scientific Racism: Genetics, Intelligence, and Race
PSYC 134 - Eating Disorders
PSYC 137 - Social Cognition
PSYC 139 - The Social Psychology of Sport
PSYC 145 - Psychology of Language
PSYC 146 - Language and Conceptual Development
PSYC 147 - Gender
PSYC 153 - Psychology of Emotion
PSYC 155 - Social Psychology and Medicine
PSYC 157 - Happiness
PSYC 158 - Interpersonal Relationships
PSYC 168 - Psychological Disorders of Childhood
PSYC 176 - Creativity
PSYC 178 - Industrial Organizational Psychology
PSYC 179 - Drugs, Addiction, and Mental Disorders
PSYC 181 - Psychopharmacology - Drugs and Behavior
PSYC 185 - Psychology of Climate Crisis
PSYC 188 - Impulse Control Disorders
PSYC 191 - Psychology of Sleep



MGT 16 - Personal Ethics at Work
MGT 18 - Managing Diverse Teams
MGT 103 - Product Marketing and Management
MGT 166 - Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
MGT 167 - Social Entrepreneurship



SOCI 10 - American Society: Social Structure and Culture in the U.S.
SOCI 20 - Social Change in the Modern World
SOCI 30 - Science, Technology, and Society
SOCI 40 - Sociology of Health-Care Issues
SOCI 125 - Sociology of Immigration
SOCI 130 - Population and Society
SOCI 133 - Immigration in Comparative Perspective
SOCI 137 - Sociology of Food
SOCI 149 - Sociology of the Environment
SOCI 153 - Urban Sociology
SOCI 165 - Predicting the Future from Tarot Cards to Computer Algorithms
SOCI 179 - Social Change
SOCI 185 - Globalization and Social Development



USP 1 - History of US Urban Communities
USP 2 - Urban World Systems
USP 3 - The City and Social Theory
USP 106 - The History of Race and Ethnicity in American Cities
USP 167 - History of New York City


The High-Impact requirement is satisfied by completing one course (2-4 units) selected from a variety of engaging experiential learning options. This course may overlap with major, minor, and university requirements.

Department/Program Courses

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Academic Internship Program (AIP 197)

Learn how to complete an internship for credit through the Academic Internship Program.

Special Studies Courses (197, 198, 199)

Learn how to enroll in a Special Studies Course.

Study Abroad Programs

Learn how to participate in a Study Abroad Program.

General Education for Transfer Students

Refer to the relevant transfer agreement below for details, and contact Seventh College Academic Advising with any questions or concerns.

Note: all agreements apply exclusively to students admitted as transfers; they do not apply to students admitted as freshmen. 

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Certification

Agreement Details

  • Completion of all IGETC requirements at a California Community College prior to transferring to UC San Diego
  • Certification must be sent from the community college to UC San Diego Office of Admissions and posted to your Academic History

GE Requirements

  • Synthesis 100 (4 units), letter grade only
  • High-Impact Course (2-4 units), P/NP or letter grade

Partial IGETC Certification

Agreement Details

  • Missing no more than two IGETC requirements at a California Community College prior to transferring to UC San Diego
  • Certification must be sent from the community college to the UC San Diego Office of Admissions and posted to your Academic History

GE Requirements

  • Synthesis 100 (4 units), letter grade only
  • High-Impact Course (2-4 units), P/NP or letter grade
  • One to two missing IGETC requirements (can be P/NP or letter grade of C- or better)

UC Reciprocity

Agreement Details

  • Completion of all lower-division general education/breadth requirements at another UC prior to transferring to UC San Diego
  • Students with a posted Letter of UC Reciprocity will be waived from all lower-division GE requirements

GE Requirements

  • Synthesis 100 (4 units), letter grade only
  • High-Impact Course (2-4 units), P/NP or letter grade

Articulation (No Transfer Agreement)

Transfer students without IGETC, Partial-IGETC or UC Reciprocity are considered Articulation and can satisfy lower-division GEs in one of the following ways:

GE Completion

  • Completion of all lower-division GE requirements at a non-UC four-year campus or an out-of-state two-year campus prior to transferring to UC San Diego
  • Students with an official Letter of GE Completion from the originating campus will be waived from all lower-division GE requirements

GE Requirements

  • Synthesis 100 (4 units), letter grade only
  • High-Impact Course (2-4 units), P/NP or letter grade



  • Academic Advisors review transfer coursework and determine on a course-by-course basis which lower-division GE requirements have been fulfilled and which lower-division GE courses are still needed
  • Students may petition transfer courses for GE credit

GE Requirements

Complete all remaining General Education requirements not already fulfilled by transfer courses or test scores.

Major Requirements

All UC San Diego majors require the equivalent of at least twelve or more upper-division courses (forty-eight or more units). Consult department and program advisors regarding major requirements and opportunities.