Four Year Plans
At UC San Diego, the colleges and academic departments have developed four year plans to assist you in exploring requirements and course options for GE and major requirements.
Please visit the Four Year Plans site to view available plans.
ERC Academic Counselors can assist students in developing an academic plan towards timely graduation, completing prerequisites for graduate school or a specialized program, and/or prepare for entering the workforce.
For more information and strategies for graduating on time, visit Timely Degree Completion.Entered UCSD as a transfer student?
The four year plans will be a useful guide as they include upper division course requirements for the majors.
We recommend all students interested in developing a four- or two-year plan contact ERC Academic Advising for a Long Term Planning Appointment.
Students must declare a major by the time they have reached 90 units. View a complete list of undergraduate majors and degrees at UCSD on TritonLink.
A minor is a set of courses within a well-defined subject. Academic departments and programs may offer minors and the requirements vary by department. A minor is at least 28 units, including at least 20 upper-division units. Visit TritonLink for a complete list of minors offered as well as instructions on how to declare a minor.
Review the Graduation Requirements page on our website regarding the Maximum Unit Limitation and Minors.
Double majoring is becoming increasingly popular on campus, but is it right for you? Review the Double Major requirements and meet with an ERC Academic Counselor to determine if a double major is a viable option.
Review the Graduation Requirements page on our website regarding the Maximum Unit Limitation and Double Majors.
See the resources below for an overview of professional school prerequisites. Visit UCSD's Career Services Center for more extensive information.
Review the Graduation Requirements page on our website regarding the Maximum Unit Limitation and Professional School Preparation.
Undergraduate seminar courses are designed to let students explore subjects outside their primary academic interests and broaden their exposure to other intellectual pursuits.
In each course, a small group of students (no more than 25) meets with a senior research professor to gain an overview of his or her field and individual work. This arrangement allows students to interact with professors in a way not possible in freshman and sophomore lecture courses, which usually have large enrollments.
The seminars carry one unit of credit each. A maximum of 4.0 undergraduate seminar units are allowed toward graduation, and the seminars must be taken Pass/No Pass.
Seminar titles, instructors, and meeting times and places are listed in the Schedule of Classes. Each sponsoring department or college numbers its undergraduate seminars: for example, Econ 87, MAE 87, Warren 87, ERC 87.
There are specific seminars open only to freshman numbered "87". These can be found at: http://ugseminars.ucsd.edu/Freshmen.aspx
There are other seminars numbered "90" open to all students. You may find these courses on Tritonlink by department or college.
The Academic Internship Program is a valuable form of professional training which provides students with the opportunity to test their career interests in an off campus setting and earn academic credit at the same time. You are eligible to apply through AIP if you are a junior or senior and have:
At least 2 upper-division courses
2.5 GPA (3.0 for law firms & medical labs)
Transfer students must have completed two quarters, full time, at UC prior to date of applications.
Over 1500 Internships are available in the summer and during the academic year. For more information please contact the AIP offices at 858-534-4355, or see their website at http://aip.ucsd.edu.