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]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:16,962
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:52%
- Tuition & Fees (In State):$13,539 annually
- Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$40,221 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Literature because a survey course in Literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Textual Analysis and Interpretation" and the "Cross-Cultural Analysis" requirement.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "American History and Institutions" requirement may be satisfied by high school coursework.
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.
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: 06/27/2018