University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz says, "The general education requirements are meant to accomplish several goals: Provide students with a base of knowledge and skills that future learning can build on; Expose students to a broad range of disciplines and methodologies, to better prepare them for a world of complex problems and rapid changes; Enhance the abilities of students to approach problems in appropriately analytical ways; Prepare students to function as responsible and informed participants in civic life, considering pressing societal issues (such as the environment, the economy) productively and from a variety of perspectives." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.ucsc.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:16,277
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:55%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$13,461 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$38,169 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in Literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Textual Analysis and Interpretation" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO
  • 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.

  • 5. Economics

    NO
  • 6. Mathematics

    PARTIAL

    See Note

    One-half credit given for both Mathematics and Natural or Physical Science because math and science are folded into the "Mathematical and Formal Reasoning" requirement, thus students may choose between one or the other.

  • 7. Science

    PARTIAL

    See Note

    One-half credit given for both Mathematics and Natural or Physical Science because math and science are folded into the "Mathematical and Formal Reasoning" requirement, thus students may choose between one or the other. The "Scientific Inquiry" requirement, moreover, lists courses that do not primarily address natural science.

Curriculum last evaluated: 04/28/2016

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