Oct 24, 2021
Summary of Degree Units
|University Graduation Requirements
|Major Core Requirements
University Requirements for Graduation
Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures .
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
Major-Specific Graduation Requirements
Students in this major should consult their advisor regarding American Institutions requirement. Depending on sequence(s) a student chooses, 0-30 units of GE/AI can be met in the major.
General Education/American Institution Requirements
Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .
University Requirements (44 units)
Core Lower Division General Education (30 units)
Of the 39 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all lower division GE requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education (3 units)
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions (6 units)
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Consult major advisor for department recommended coursework to meet GE requirement.
Physical Education (2 units)
Recommended Major Preparation (0-24 units)
Recommended that native students complete one of the sequences below, in consultation with Advisor. Any student who completes the American Institutions requirement will have met this area.
Complete One Sequence From:
(must take all 4 courses)
Major Requirements (45 units)
Comparative Courses (12 units)
Complete four courses from:
Additional Major Courses (9 units)
Choose three in addition to any American Studies course chosen above.
Major Electives (12-16 units)
Choose Four Courses From The Following Lists In One Of Three Ways: Topical, Time Period, Or Courses Chosen Evenly Across Multiple Disciplines. Consult American Studies Advisor For More Information And Options.
Economics, History, Politics and Society:
Gender, Family and Sexuality:
Race, Ethnicity and Immigration:
University Electives (3-31 units)
The Department highly recommends majors complete the following:
- One year of college level foreign language or equivalent related to chosen area 0-10 unit(s)
Total Units Required (120 units)