Letters and Science Degree Requirements
The College of Letters & Science awards the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. To earn the B.A., you must successfully complete all requirements listed on this page. For help keeping track of your progress, view the Assess Degree Progress page.
All requirements are designed to ensure that you acquire the background and the breadth you need for further learning, as well as depth of knowledge in your field of interest.
Your degree requirements can be divided into four major categories outlined below:
University, Campus, and Major Requirements
Review major requirements through your major's website and by working with your Undergraduate Major Adviser. You may explore majors through the Academic Guide. For more support finding a major, see the Explore Majors & Minors page.
College of Letters & Science Requirements
Letters and Science Requirements*
- Arts & Literature
- Biological Science
- Historical Studies
- International Studies
- Philosophy & Values
- Physical Science
- Social & Behavioral Science
See the Seven-Course Breadth page for more information on all breadth requirements.
*IGETC Certification and UC Reciprocity satisfies both Essential Skills and Seven-Course Breadth.