625.  (En 17 June 2009)

626.   (En 17 June 2009)

640. Undergraduate Honors
  1. Subject to the conditions of paragraph (B), each Division may determine the criteria for the award of undergraduate honors at graduation, as well as honors to be announced after one or more terms of residence. Honors (at graduation, as well as quarterly) shall be posted on the student's permanent record card and given appropriate public and individual notice. Departments, colleges, and schools are authorized to recommend for Honors with the Bachelor's degree those students who have satisfied the requirements for honors at graduation.
  2. The criteria both for quarterly honors and for honors at graduation must meet the following conditions:
    1. The criteria shall be consistent with the approved Divisional grading system provided for in Senate Regulation 778;
    2. The Senate committee charged with administering honors on each campus will establish minimum standards for the award of undergraduate honors and for honors at graduation;
    3. These minimum standards shall be incorporated in Divisional Regulations; and
    4. The minimum standards shall take effect only after approval by the University Committee on Educational Policy and after inclusion, with that committee's recommendations, in a Consent Calendar passed at a meeting of the Assembly of the Academic Senate. (Am 6 Jun 79; Am 5 May 88)

642.
The following shall apply, insofar as they are approved by the dean of the student's college or school (by the Dean of Students at Berkeley), to students who withdraw to enter the armed services of some one of the United Nations:

 

  1. The Bachelor's degree may be awarded to a senior who has completed half of his/her last term's work, provided the student would be eligible for consideration by the appropriate agency upon projecting that student's record at the time of leaving to the end of the term.

     

  2. Any such student who has completed at least half of the number of weeks of instruction in any term or Summer Session may be given a grade in any course in which that student is enrolled, based upon the work done to the date of withdrawal, and for a number of units, to the nearest half-unit, proportional to the amount of work completed. Insofar as feasible, such students shall be permitted to complete the credit for such courses by work in University Extension (class work or correspondence) or by credit by examination.

Article 2. Candidacy for a Second Bachelor's Degree

650.
Persons who hold a Bachelor's degree from the University of California or from another institution of approved standing, and who, because of a legitimate change of interest, desire to become candidates for a second Bachelor's degree, may be admitted to the University and enrolled as regular undergraduate students in the appropriate college or school. Such admission and enrollment are subject to the approval of the dean of the college or school concerned, and the applicant's proposed program for the degree must have received the approval of the appropriate major adviser, if any. Credit assigned for work previously completed in the University of California or in another institution may be accepted in satisfaction of the requirements for a second Bachelor's degree to such extent as may be recommended, in the case of each student, by the dean of the college or school in which the student is enrolled. Candidates for a second Bachelor's degree are subject to the general requirements for the Bachelor's degree and to the particular requirements of the college or school in which they are enrolled; and upon successful completion of those requirements, they will be recommended for the degree by that college or school.

Chapter 3. Requirements for Higher Degrees

 

Article 1. General Provisions
Regulations as to Residence and Length of Study

680.
Every graduate student not a candidate for a degree must be in actual attendance in at least one regularly authorized course of instruction.

682.
Except as provided in SR 694, no graduate student will be recommended for any degree except upon completing at least one year of residence at the University of California, devoted to such a course of study as the Graduate Council concerned regards as a proper year's work, and upon complying with such other regulations as may apply. In the case of the Master's degree, the terms and deadline for formal advancement to candidacy in anticipation of the conferring of the degree are set in the rules of the specific graduate programs; exceptions are under the purview of the local Graduate Council. [See SRs 610, 612, 690.] (Am 9 Mar 83) (Am 15 April 2015)

684.
Candidates for degrees may, at the discretion of the Graduate Council concerned, be given credit for residence at other universities, provided at least three quarters (or two semesters) are passed in residence at this University. (Am 9 Mar 83)

686.
 
  1. The minimum requirement is three quarters (or two semesters) for the Master's degree, nine quarters (or six semesters) for the degree of Juris Doctor, and six quarters (or four semesters) for the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Engineering. This, however, is understood to apply only to students whose undergraduate course has been substantially equivalent to the corresponding course in the University of California; otherwise a longer period of study will usually be necessary. This may include, to the extent considered desirable by the Graduate Council concerned, when the student's preliminary training falls materially short of this standard, subjects which have as their purpose the general culture of the candidate, in addition to such courses of instruction or research as may be elected for the prosecution of the special and advanced studies leading directly to the degree. (Am 9 Mar 83)
  2. The above statement of the minimum time requirement for the Master's and the Doctor's degrees is understood to apply to students who can give substantially their whole time to study. For those who pursue their graduate studies while engaged in other occupations, a proportionately longer time will be necessary.

688.
A candidate for a higher degree is regarded as a student in residence in a regular term only if that candidate is actually attending authorized University exercises amounting to at least one upper division or graduate course of four units or more, or four units of upper division and/or graduate work, or, in a six-week Summer Session, to at least two units of similar work; or, in an eight-week Summer Session, to at least the equivalent of four units of work in a regular term. [See SR 690.] (Am 24 May 68)

690.
 
  1. For a candidate for the Doctor's degree, residence during Summer Sessions may be counted only under the following conditions: (1) enrollment in two consecutive six-week Summer Sessions counts as one term of residence provided the candidate is enrolled in each session for the equivalent of at least two units of upper division and/or graduate work as given in a regular term; or (2) enrollment in an eight-week Summer Session counts as one term of residence provided the candidate is enrolled for the equivalent of at least four units of upper division and/or graduate work as given in a regular term.
  2. For a candidate for a Master's degree, Summer Sessions count for residence as in (A) above, except that the two six-week Summer Sessions need not be consecutive. (Am 24 May 68)

692. (CC 15 Apr 74)
694.
A school, department, or group of departments which offers a program leading to a Master's degree under the jurisdiction of a Graduate Division, may, in cooperation with University Extension, provide at a center or centers other than a campus of the University, a program of graduate instruction designed to satisfy, in full or in part, the requirements for that degree. Such off-campus graduate instruction shall be authorized, on the recommendation of the school, department, or group of departments concerned, only if, in the judgment of the Graduate Council concerned, the proposed program will afford distinct advantages to society and will not be detrimental to the standards ordinarily required for the degree. Programs of off-campus graduate instruction and study are subject to the following provisions:

 

      1. Requirements for a professional Master's degree may be satisfied in full by off-campus graduate study unless the Graduate Council concerned determines that a substantial part of those requirements may be more effectively satisfied by resident study on a campus of the University.
      2. No more than one-half of the total unit and residence requirements for the degree of Master of Arts or Master of Science may be satisfied by off-campus graduate study.
      3. Each proposed program of off-campus graduate instruction must be approved by the Graduate Council of the Division concerned, and such approval shall be granted only if the Council shall have determined that the proposed course offerings, facilities, and staff are at least equivalent to those available on the campus of the University where the program leading to the degree is ordinarily offered.
      4. Each course to be included in an off-campus graduate program, and each instructor in such a course who is not a member of the department of the University in which the corresponding course is offered, must be approved by the Graduate Council of the Division concerned, and in accordance with the usual University procedures and with such special procedures as the Council may determine. The Council shall make an annual review of all programs of off-campus graduate instruction with respect to course offerings, facilities, and staff.
      5. No student may enroll in an off-campus graduate program who has not been admitted to a Graduate Division.

696. (Repealed 26 May 82)
698.
All courses taken by graduate students shall be reported to the Registrar for record. In case of definite courses of study the report shall state the name of the officer giving the course, its credit value in units, and the fact of its completion or non-completion. No unrecorded work shall be considered as work leading to a degree.

702.
Ordinarily a graduate student shall not receive credit for more than 12 units of strictly graduate or more than 16 units of upper division major courses during any one term, or credit in graduate and upper division major courses in proportion. Credit in Summer Session will be limited in proportion to the above on the basis of the length of the Summer Session relative to a regular academic term.

704.
The Graduate Councils are given discretion in the matter of limitations of study-lists of graduate students who are engaged in occupational activities.

708.
No student may become a candidate for a higher degree in any subject in which at least all the work prerequisite for major work in that subject has not been previously completed, as well as such other prerequisites as may appear necessary to the Council of the Graduate Division in which the student is enrolled.

710.
The final report of all degree committees shall name the degree for which a candidate may be recommended.

712.
Students registered in the School of Public Health (Berkeley-San Francisco) shall be subject to the rules and coordinating powers of the Graduate Council of the Berkeley Division.

Article 2. Master of Arts and Master of Science

720.
All candidates for the Master's degree (other than candidates for professional Master's degrees) shall receive the degree of Master of Arts or Master of Science in accordance with the provisions of the program in which they are registered. (Am 8 Mar 68)

722. (Rp 8 Mar 68)
724.
A candidate for the degree of Master of Arts or Master of Science must either have obtained a Bachelor's degree from one of the academic colleges of this University, or have pursued successfully a course of study equivalent to that represented by such a degree. The application for admission to candidacy must be made through the Dean of the Graduate Division concerned, and must contain a general statement of the studies upon which candidacy is based.

726.
Normally the entire program for the Master's degree must be completed in residence at the University of California. See, however, SR 694. In exceptional cases, credit obtained for work indicating superior scholarship at institutions of high standard other than the University of California may be accepted in fulfillment of approximately one-fifth of the minimum unit or course requirement for the Master's degree. When such allowance is made it cannot be used to reduce the minimum requirement in strictly graduate (200) courses.

728.
Departments or comparable administrative units under the jurisdiction of the Graduate Divisions which have been authorized to confer the degree of Candidate in Philosophy may recommend the award of this degree upon its student's advancement to candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The degree award shall specify the student's field of specialization.

Chapter 4. Diplomas and Certificates

730.
Except as specified in Regulations 732, 734, 735, and 736, each diploma, certificate or other formal academic testimonial proposed for regular use in the University by its agencies or officers is subject to the approval of the Assembly or its agent on recommendation of the Division concerned. (Am 24 May 68) (Am 17 June 2009)

732.
The Certificate of Honors at Graduation shall read as follows:

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

[NAME OF CAMPUS]

Certificate of Honors at Graduation

 

College [or School] of ...............................................................



By authority of the ..................................................................



Division of the Academic Senate ......................................................



a graduate of the University of California, ..........................................



..............................................................................[campus]



with the degree of ...................................................................



has been awarded 



                    ........................................................



......................................................................................

      

Dean of the College [or School]

of ...................................................................................



......................................................................................



Chancellor at ........................................................................



......................................................................................

      

President of the University

 

Dated at .............................................................., California on



the ............... day of ...........................................................



nineteen hundred and .................................................................

      

(Seal of the University)

734.
Certificate of Resident Study. Each college, school or graduate division of the University may issue a certificate of resident study to any foreign student under its jurisdiction provided that

 

  1. The student has completed at least three quarters (or two semesters) in full-time resident study with a grade-point average of at least 2.0 (2.5 in the Graduate Division). (Am 9 Mar 83)
  2. The student has conducted satisfactorily a research program of at least nine calendar months' duration.
  3. The award of the certificate is recommended by the department chair in the student's major subject.
  4. The student's studies are not covered by a diploma or other certificate.
  5. The student's visa requires leaving the United States upon completion of studies in the United States.

The certificate shall be in the following form:

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENT STUDY

............................................................................
[Name]

 

has completed studies in the field(s) of ...........................................................



on the ....................................... Campus of the University, covering a period



of .......................... months, between the dates of .................and ....................



Dated .........................



                                                          ..........................................

                                                                             Dean



                                                          ..........................................

                                                                    Department Chairman



..................................

Chancellor or Provost or Director

      

735.
Certificate of Completion of Graduate Curriculum. Each graduate division may issue a certificate of completion of a graduate curriculum to a student provided that

 

  1. The student has completed a minimum of three quarters (or two semesters) in full-time resident study at the University of California with a grade-point average of at least 3.0. (Am 9 Mar 83)
  2. The student has during this residence taken regular upper division (100) and/or graduate (200) courses under regularly appointed faculty.
  3. The student entered the program with a bachelor's degree or its equivalent, or with a higher degree.
  4. At the time of entry, the student was acceptable for admission to the Graduate Division.
  5. The student has completed a program approved by the Divisional Graduate Council and the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs in accordance with their regular reviewing procedures for approval of higher degrees.
  6. The student's studies are not covered by a diploma or other certificate. The certificate shall be in the following form:

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

 

Certificate of a Graduate Curriculum in .................................................



By authority of the ......................................Division of the Academic Senate



.....................................................................has been awarded the



                                  Certificate of Completion of the Graduate Curriculum in



                                   ......................................................

                                                        [Field]



upon the recommendation of the faculty of the curriculum to the Graduate



                                    Council at ..........................................

                                                               [Campus]



Dated .................



                                              ...........................................

                                              Dean of the Graduate Division



                      Dean of the School of .......................................



                      Chancellor at ...............................................

                                                       [Campus]



                                       ..................................................

                                       President of the University         (En 17 Nov 70)

      

736.   (En 17 June 2009)

 

The Honorary Degree of the University of California Inter Silvas Academi Restituere Iustitiam awarded pursuant to Senate Regulation 625 shall be represented by a diploma in the following form:

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Honoris Causa

Inter Silvas Academi Restituere Iustitiam

 

By authority of the Regents and the Academic Senate of the University of California

 

.....................................................................

who was enrolled at the . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . campus of the University of California in the academic year 1941-1942 and who was excluded from continuing by reason of Executive Order 9066, is awarded this honorary degree.

 

 

              .s/........................                                                    s/. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[seal of the University]

 

The diploma shall be signed by the Governor of California, the President of the University, the Chair of the Board of Regents and the Chair of the Assembly.


 

Title III. Courses

Chapter 1. Definition of Courses

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739.
A curricular offering is a University course of instruction only if it is approved by an agency of the Academic Senate for presentation by an officer of instruction in accordance with Regulation 750(A), and is under the jurisdiction of an academic agency approved by The Regents.

Chapter 2. Classification of Courses

740.
Courses are classified as follows:

 

  1. Lower Division courses which are open to freshmen and sophomores and are numbered 1-99 or are designated by a letter, especially if the subject is usually taught in high school. In no department is a lower division course acceptable for upper division credit.

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  2. Upper division courses numbered 100-199 and ordinarily open only to students who have completed at least one lower division course in the given subject, or six quarters (or four semesters) of college work. Special study courses for undergraduates are numbered 199. [See SR 540] (Am 9 Mar 83)

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  3. Graduate courses numbered 200-299, and ordinarily open only to students who have completed at least 18 (or 12 semester) upper division units basic to the subject matter of the course. Graduate courses must be approved by the Graduate Council concerned and, if appropriate, by the Divisional Committee on Courses of Instruction. (Am 9 Mar 83)

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  4. Professional courses for teachers numbered 300-399, offered in Departments of Education, and in other departments and specially designed for teachers or prospective teachers.

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  5. Other professional courses numbered 400-499.

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  6. Individual study or research graduate courses numbered 500-599 if they may be used to satisfy minimum higher degree requirements, otherwise numbered 600-699.

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Extra Session Courses. Upon the recommendation of the department concerned, and with the approval of the appropriate Graduate Council or the appropriate Committee on Courses, laboratory, field, or other individual work supervised by the department and performed outside of a regular session may be accepted in partial satisfaction of the residence requirement for the Bachelor's degree. All such work shall be designated as upper division or graduate courses. Before the work is undertaken, each student concerned must register for the course with the approval of the appropriate Faculty or Graduate Council.

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742.
Courses included in programs of off-campus graduate instruction under the jurisdiction of a Graduate Council {see SR 694} are designated by such special symbols as the Committee on Courses of Instruction concerned may deem appropriate.
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