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Catalog Year 2019-2020

University of California Requirements
UC Merced General Education Requirements (Students Admitted as Freshmen)
General Education Requirements (Students Admitted as Transfers)
School of Natural Sciences Major Requirements

University of California Requirements

     I. University of California Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR)
     II. University of California American History and Institutions Requirement

UC Merced General Education Requirements (Students Admitted as Freshmen)

      Lower Division Common Course Requirements
      I. Spark Seminar
      II. Written Communication
      III. Quantitative Reasoning
      IV. Language

     Upper Division Common Course Requirements
     I. Crossroads Course
     II. Writing in the Discipline
     III. Culminating Experience

     Approaches to Knowledge
     I. AREA A: Natural and Engineering Science
     II. AREA B: Social Science, Arts and Humanities

     Intellectual Experience Badges

1. Scientific Method

7. Global Awareness

2. Literary and Textual Analysis

8. Sustainability

3. Media and Visual Analysis

9. Practical and Applied Knowledge

4. Quantitative and Numerical Analysis

10. Ethics

5. Societies and Cultures of the Past

11. Leadership, Community, and Engaging the World

6. Diversity and Identity

 

 

 

ePortfolio

To keep track of your learning, you will compile an ePortfolio. The purpose of the ePortfolio (which is part of CatCourses) is to give you a chance to review the development of your education. Every course that meets a GE requirement will have an assignment related to that requirement that you will upload into your ePortfolio on CatCourses. Students may add other projects if they wish. The portfolio will provide the basis for reflection on learning to be integrated into the culminating experience in the major; it will also be used to help you prepare for life after graduation.

General Education Requirements (Students Admitted as Transfers)

Because the GE requirements included in previous catalogs informed transfer student preparation to enter UC Merced, transfer students who enter UC Merced in academic years 2018-19 or 2019-20 will be held to the GE requirements included in the 2017-18 Catalog.  See your academic advisor for more information.

School of Natural Sciences Major Requirements 2019-2020

Major area lower and upper division course and emphasis track requirements are unique to each major. Sample plans are listed for each emphasis below for students admitted as freshmen.  Transfer students should consult with their academic advisor for a sample plan.

***Disclaimer: Please note that these sample plans are subject to change at any time per faculty recommendation/and or review. Please refer to your major advisor for any questions related to your degree requirements.***

Applied Mathematical Sciences

See course flow chart here.

Biological Sciences

See course flow chart here.

Environmental Systems Science

See course flow chart and sample plan.

Physics

See course flow chart here.

Chemical Sciences
See course flow chart here