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California State University, Los Angeles - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

The total number of units required for a Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering and Computer Science differs slightly (120-122) with the degree chosen. All students complete a required basic program of lower division courses, followed by specific requirements and technical electives appropriate to their degree. Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 30 semester units, including at least 24 upper division units, 12 units in the major, and 9 units in general education courses, in residence at Cal State L.A. for the baccalaureate. Only 24 residence units may be earned through Open University. Credit earned in extension courses or by examination may not apply toward the residence requirement. A minimum of 2.0 GPA in all units attempted, including all those accepted for transfer from another institution, all courses required for major, all courses used to meet general education requirements and all units attempted at CSULA must be achieved. Students are required to satisfy a lower and upper division writing skills requirement as well as pass the Writing Proficiency Exam.

Master's Degree Requirements

The Master's of Science degree in Engineering requires completion of at least 30 semester units in approved courses, 15 units of which must be graduate courses. A minimum of 3.0 GPA in all courses on the approved degree program must be attained. At least 21 quarter units completed in residence at CSULA, as well as successful completion of a comprehensive exam, thesis, or equivalent culminating course is required. Students must also fulfill the Postbaccalaureate Writing Proficiency Requirement. No subject, unit or grade credit will be granted for any course completed more than 7 years prior to completion of Master's Degree without re-validation. Students must also receive recommendation for the degree by the faculty.

Doctoral Degree Requirements