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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements


All students in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, regardless of major, are expected to meet the minimum requirements for a degree.

General Education Requirements [44 units]


Students in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts are required to complete the following list of general education courses. Course must be selected from the approved general education list, found on ssha-advising.ucmerced.edu or MyDegreePath.

Lower Division UCM General Education Requirements


Lower Division SSHA General Education Requirements


  • Two Natural Sciences or Engineering Introductory courses with or without laboratory, field or studio [8 units]
  • Humanities, Arts, or Foreign Language course (outside of your major(s)) [4 units]
  • Social Sciences course (outside of your major(s)) [4 units]

Upper Division SSHA General Education Requirements


  • Four Upper Division General Education courses outside area of emphasis or major(s) [16 units]

At Least 120 Units to include the following:


  • At least 44 semester units of general education courses.
  • At least 60 semester units of upper division courses.
  • Students must complete all course prerequisites with a C- or better.
  • Students must complete all major requirements with a C- or better and maintain a 2.0 GPA in all major course work.
  • Students must complete all major requirements with a letter grade option unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis.
  • Courses graded with a pass/no pass grading option are limited to one third of the total number of units required for general education.
  • Students must obtain pre-approval through the SSHA Advising Office for all courses completed at institutions other than UC Merced. All courses completed at institutions other than UC Merced must be worth at least 3 semester units to fulfill major, minor or general education requirements at UC Merced.