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University of California, Riverside - 2016

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Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Students must meet three levels of requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree: General University requirements, College requirements, and major requirements. A minimum of 180 units is required for graduation.

Master's Degree Requirements

Students must meet the minimum academic residence of three quarters, two of which must be completed at the Riverside campus. Students may choose to either write a thesis or pass a comprehensive examination. Both plans require a minimum of 36 quarter units of graduate or upper-division undergraduate work in the major subject or some other subject deemed relevant by the program faculty.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Students must meet the minimum academic residence of six quarters, three of which must be spent in continuous residence at the Riverside campus. Students must complete course requirements and pass both the comprehensive field examinations and the qualifying examination. After passing the qualifying examination, the student is advanced to candidacy. Students must write and defend their dissertation before earning the Ph.D. degree.