University of California - Davis

Davis, CA

University of California, Davis says, "The General Education (GE) requirement promotes the intellectual growth of all undergraduates by ensuring that they acquire a breadth of knowledge that will enlarge their perspectives beyond the focus of a major and serve them well as participants in a knowledge-based society." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.ucdavis.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:27,565
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:58%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$13,951 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$38,659 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    PARTIAL

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    One-half credit given for both Composition and Literature because students may take either a course in expository writing or a literature survey to satisfy the "Lower Division Writing" component of the "English Composition" section of the "Literacy with Words and Images" requirement. Full credit is not given for Composition because the "Upper Division Writing" requirement may be satisfied by courses that do not focus primarily on expository writing; because students may test out of the "Entry Level Writing" requirement through SAT or ACT scores; and because the "Writing Experience" requirement may be satisfied by topic courses in a range of disciplines that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

    PARTIAL

    See Note

    One-half credit given for both Composition and Literature because students may take either a course in expository writing or a literature survey to satisfy the "Lower Division Writing" component of the "English Composition" section of the "Literacy with Words and Images" requirement. Full credit is not given for Literature because the "Arts and Humanities" requirement may be satisfied by non-literature courses.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

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    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs and may be fulfilled with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "American History and Institutions" requirement may be satisfied by high school coursework, and the "American Cultures, Government, and History" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not U.S. history or government surveys.

  • 5. Economics

    NO
  • 6. Mathematics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative Literacy" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Natural or Physical Science because the "Science and Engineering" and "Scientific Literacy" requirements may be satisfied by courses with little science content.

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/30/2016

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