Unit Requirements & Limitations

Minimum. A minimum of 180 quarter units is required for graduation. These must be distributed according to the minimum requirements set forth by the faculty of your college.

Unit Credit Limitations. For certain courses, there may be limits established on the number of units countable towards the 180-unit minimum required for the degree. To avoid discovering just before graduation that a student is short on units, a student should regularly meet with their advisor to keep track of the number of units taken and credited.

Internship Courses. A maximum of 15 units of internship courses may be counted toward the 180-unit bachelor’s degree requirement; however, some colleges have set a lower maximum. Unless the student has completed a minimum of 84 units, the student shall not receive University credit for an internship course numbered 192. (ASR 532.A & B)

Special Study Courses. Unless the student has completed a minimum of 84 units, the student shall not receive University credit for a Special Study courses course numbered 194H or 199. (ASR 535)

Transfer Courses. The acceptability of transfer courses for unit credit is determined by Undergraduate Admissions. The acceptability of such courses toward specific requirements is determined by the individual college or school. To eliminate the possibility of duplication of credit, students should refer to the Advanced Placement Examination & International Baccalaureate charts and their transcripts.