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NR2 Registration and Course Work

NR2.1 Faculty Advisers

NR2.1.1 At the time of registration each student who has declared a major will be assigned to a member of the Faculty of the department or interdepartmental group who will serve as the Faculty adviser. It is the responsibility of the department to inform the student of the assignment to an adviser. Students who are undecided as to a major will be assigned to the Dean's office for advising.

NR2.1.2 A student must declare a major by the time they reach junior status (90 earned units excluding college work completed prior to high school graduation). Students who fail to declare a major by this time will not be permitted to register until an approved declaration of major has been submitted to the Dean's office. (Am 13 Jun 2005)

NR2.2 Student Responsibility

NR2.2.1 In consultation with a Faculty adviser (or in the case of an undeclared major, a counselor in the Dean's office), the student should plan a program of studies. It is the student's responsibility to make sure that all of the requirements for graduation are met.

NR2.3 Course Enrollment Regulations (Am 21 Nov 02)

NR2.3.1 Course enrollments in any quarter of fewer than 12 units must have the approval of the Dean of the college. (Am 21 Nov 02)

NR2.3.3 Up to the end of the second full week of instruction a student may add a course to his/her enrollment. During the third full week of instruction a student may, with the approval of his/her advisor and instructor, add a course to his/her enrollment. Before the end of the second full week of instruction a student may, without prior approval, drop a course without penalty. From the second through the sixth full week of instruction, a course may be dropped with the approval of the advisor. (Am 21 Nov 02)

NR2.3.4 A student on probation may enroll for more than 15 quarter units only with the consent of the Dean of the college.(Am 30 May 06)

NR2.3.5 With the approval of the Dean, students may withdraw from the University at any time prior to the end of instruction.

NR2.3.6 Any changes in a student's quarterly course enrollment not covered by the above regulations must have the approval of the Dean. (Am 21 Nov 02)

NR2.3.7 Students in "Good Standing" may enroll for more than 20 quarter units only with the consent of the Dean of the College. (En 30 May 06)

NR2.4 Major Requirements

NR2.4.1 There are three types of major: departmental, interdepartmental, and individual. Requirements for departmental majors and interdepartmental majors are established by the respective departments or interdepartmental committees. Students wishing to take individual majors should consult with their Faculty adviser. Programs for individual majors are subject to approval by the Executive Committee.

NR2.4.2 A major shall consist of not fewer than 36 nor more than 60 upper division units.

NR2.4.3 Not more than 9 units of courses in the 190-199 series may be counted in fulfilling the upper division units needed for the major.

NR2.4.4 The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences will not allow concurrent enrollment in double Baccalaureate programs. A student may be considered for a second Baccalaureate only upon completion of degree requirements in his/her first degree, providing he/she meets the spirit of Regulation 650 of the Academic Senate, Candidacy for a Second Bachelor's Degree.

NR2.4.5 A student may elect to take a second major within the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. A course used to satisfy the requirements for one major may be used to fulfill the requirements for a second major as well. Of the required upper division units, a minimum of 24 (no more than 4 of which can be 190-199 courses) must be unique to each major. If the two majors lead to different degrees (B.S. and B.A.), that fact will be noted on the transcript, but only one diploma indicating both degree designations will be issued upon successful completion of such a double major program. Furthermore, if the double major is a mixed B.S./B.A., the college requirements for both majors must be met.(Am 7 Nov 91) (Am 6 Nov 97)

NR2.4.5.1 A declaration of a second major, which includes a list of courses used to satisfy the requirements for each major must be signed by both academic major advisors and the Dean. The declaration must be filed at the Dean's office at least two quarters before graduation. At the time of filing, a student must have completed 120 units, with at least 18 upper division units in the primary major and 8 upper division units in the secondary major. To declare a second major, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher and a major GPA of 2.7 or higher.(En 7 Nov 91)(Am 20 Nov 07)

NR2.4.6 A student registered in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences may elect a second major in a department or interdepartmental group of another college. A declaration of such second major must be signed by the Deans of both colleges and filed by the student with the primary college. A student will meet requirements of both primary and secondary majors and the college requirements of the primary major if they are both in the same Baccalaureate class. If the two majors lead to different degrees (B.S. and B.A.), that fact will be noted on the transcript, but only one diploma indicating both degree designations will be issued upon successful completion of such a double major program. Furthermore if the double major is a mixed B.S./B.A., the college requirements for both majors must be met. (Am 6 Nov 97)

NR2.4.7 A student may transfer from one major to another by filing a change of major petition, which requires approval of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs or equivalent. (Am 29 Nov. 2011)

NR2.4.8 A grade point average of at least 2.0 in upper division courses taken in the field of the major is a graduation requirement.

NR2.5 Credit by Examination

NR2.5.1 A student who wishes to have the privilege of examination for degree credit must be in residence and not on academic probation.

NR2.5.2 Arrangements for examination for degree credit must be made in advance with the student's Faculty adviser. The approval of the Faculty adviser, the Dean of the college, and that of the instructor who is appointed to give the examination, are necessary before the examination can be given.

NR2.5.3 The results of all examinations for degree credit are entered on the student's record in the same manner as for regular courses of instruction.

NR2.6 Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses

NR2.6.1 An upper division student who had a grade point average of at least 3.0 in all courses taken in the University may take a graduate course for undergraduate credit with the permission of the Faculty adviser and the instructor concerned. Enrollment in more than 8 units of graduate courses requires submission of a petition and approval by the Associate Dean (or equivalent student affairs administrator of the College). (Am 29 Nov. 2011)

NR2.7 Enrollment on a Satisfactory/No Credit Basis

NR2.7.1 A student in good standing may enroll in and receive credit for courses graded S to a limit of not more than one-third of the total units undertaken and passed in fulfillment of the undergraduate degree. This one-third will include Physical Education courses and those courses graded on an S/NC basis only. No upper division course may be taken on an S/NC basis to satisfy an upper division requirement without the approval of the adviser and the Chair of the department or interdepartmental group. (R1.2.2, R1.2.3)

NR2.7.2 A student may change from letter grading in a course to Satisfactory/No Credit (S/NC), or vice versa, until the end of the eighth week of instruction. (Am 23 May 91)


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