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ENR3 Degree Requirements

ENR3.1 General Requirements

ENR3.1.1 A minimum of 180 units of academic work is required for graduation. No more than 6 units physical education activity may be counted toward the requirement. After having credit for 216 units, a student will not be permitted to continue, except in cases approved by the Dean, in which specific academic or professional reasons are involved. (Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.1.2 A grade point average of at least 2.00 in all courses taken in the University of California is required for graduation.

ENR3.1.3 Concurrent enrollment in any course offered by University Extension or at any other institution is permitted only with prior approval of the Dean of the college.

ENR3.1.4 Thirty-five of the final 45 units completed by each student prior to receiving the Baccalaureate Degree must be earned in residence. The minimum residence at the University of California required for a degree is three quarters. One of these may be completed in summer session on the Riverside campus provided the student carries at least 8 units in a summer session, unless a reduced load is approved by the Dean of the college. Courses completed through the concurrent enrollment program of University Extension are not considered work in residence. (Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.1.5 Each student must declare candidacy for the Bachelor's Degree with the Dean's office at the beginning of the senior year and again at the beginning of the final quarter.

ENR3.1.6 Honors with the Bachelor's Degree are awarded to students who complete with distinction the work of the junior and senior years. Policies are determined by the college committee on honors and scholarships.

ENR3.2 Subject Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

ENR3.2.1 English Composition: Students must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English Composition by completing a one-year sequence of college-level instruction in English Composition with an average grade of C or better and no grade lower than C-minus. UCR's sequence is ENGL 001A, ENGL 001B, and either ENGL 001C or ENGLS 001SC. Transfer students who have credit for one semester of English Composition from another institution are required to take two additional quarters, i.e., ENGL 001B and either ENGL001C or ENGL 01SC. Students have the option of using a score of 3 on the College Board Advanced Placement Test in English to satisfy ENGL 001A; they must complete ENGL 001B and either ENGLS 001C or ENGL 001SC. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Test in English have satisfied ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B; they must complete ENGL 001C or ENGL 01SC. (Am 31 May 01)(Am 22 Nov 05)

ENR3.2.2 Humanities: three courses, as specified by {{bylaw|r|6.3|R6.03}} for the B.S. degree. (Am 11 Nov 93)(Am 25 May 95) (Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.3 Social Sciences: three courses as specified by {{bylaw|r|6.4|R6.04}} for the B.S. degree. (Am 25 May 95) (Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.4 In order to provide depth in satisfying breadth in the humanities and social sciences, at least two of the courses must be upper division, and at least two courses, one of which is upper division, must be from the same subject area. (En 11 Nov 93)

ENR3.2.5 Natural Sciences and Mathematics: five courses, as specified in {{bylaw|r|6.2|R6.02}}. . (Renumbered & Am 11 Nov 93)(Am 25 May 95) (Renumbered & Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.6 Ethnicity: One course as specified in R6.05, R6.05.01, and R6.05. (En 25 May 95)(Renumbered & Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.7 The executive committee, in consultation with the faculty, is responsible for the determining which courses may be used to satisfy the requirements of ENR03.02.02, 3.02.03, 3.02.04, 3.02.05, and 3.02.06. (Renumbered & Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.8 Internships and independent study courses may not be used to satisfy College subject requirements. (En 25 May 95) (Renumbered & Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.9 In accordance with Division Regulation 6.08, any one course in ENR3.02.02, 3.02.03, 3.02.04, 3.02.05, and 3.02.06 is defined to be a block of instruction that carries four or more units of credit. (En 25 May 95) (Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.3 Academic Minors (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.1 A disciplinary minor is a set of courses focused on an academic discipline proposed by a department or program and approved by the Executive Committee, the Faculty, the Committee on Educational Policy and the Academic Senate. (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.2 An interdisciplinary minor is a set of courses focused on an interdisciplinary thematic area, proposed by more than one department or program and approved by the Executive Committee, the Faculty, the Committee on Educational Policy and the Academic Senate. Each interdisciplinary minor is to be supervised by a representative committee of at least three Faculty members, one designated as Chair. (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.3 A minor shall consist of not fewer than 20 nor more than 28 units of organized upper division courses. No more than 4 (four) units of 190-199 courses may be used in fulfilling the upper division unit requirement for a minor. Overlap may occur between the upper-division course requirements of the major and the minor only to the extent permitted by the department, program, or interdisciplinary committee offering the minor, or the college of the minor. (En 28 May 98)(Am 31 May 01)

ENR3.3.4 Courses used, or prerequisite to those used, in fulfilling the minor may be taken on an S/NC basis only on approval of the Dean. (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.5 The department, program, or interdisciplinary committee offering the minor is responsible for student and administrative issues pertaining to the minor. (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.6 Students must file a declaration of a minor at least two quarters before graduation and must be in good academic standing at the time of filing. A minor requires the signature of the department Chair or Chair of the Faculty committee which supervises the minor and the signature of the Dean of the college. (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.7 A grade point average of at least 2.00 in upper division courses in the field of the minor is a graduation requirement. When all other requirements for graduation have been met, the student will be graduated without the minor if the minimum GPA in the minor field has not been met. (En 28 May 98)


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