The Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Your major department has prepared a Four Year Advising Plan to help you meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree with the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education: 135 units

Students graduating with the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education earn a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, physical education subject matter competency, and a single subject teaching credential. Students are advised to plan their General Education requirements carefully.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Option in Teacher Education

HIST 130 may be used to fulfill Breadth Area C1, C2, or C3 requirements; POLS 155 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D1, D2, or D3 requirements; and HCSV 451 may be used to fulfill Area E requirements.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Diversity Requirement" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in the University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See the Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 49-74 units

Course Requirements for the Major with the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education: 91-97 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses dependent upon a selected option or advising pattern are outlined following the major core program requirements.

Major Core Program: 22 units

Lower-Division Core: 8 units

2 courses required:

BIOL 103 Human Anatomy 4.0 FS *
BIOL 104 Human Physiology 4.0 FS *

Upper-Division Core: 14 units

4 courses required:

KINE 320 Foundations of Embodied Knowledge in Kinesiology 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
KINE 321 Motor Development and Behavior 3.0 FS
KINE 322 Biomechanics 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
KINE 323 Physiology of Exercise 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.

Standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification are also required.

Basic computer literacy skills are required. The requirement may be met through select college courses (e.g., CSCI 100, KINE 100, or UNIV 101) or through prior experience.

Major Option Course Requirements: 27-75 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

The Option in Physical Education Teacher Education: 69-75 units

This option satisfies all requirements for subject matter competency in physical education and the single subject teaching credential program. Consult with a Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) advisor early in order to determine your academic plan as courses follow a prescribed sequence.

Lower-Division Courses: 3 units

Select activity breadth courses with the prior approval of a PETE advisor.

3 courses selected from:

KINE 112A Beginning Badminton 1.0 FS
KINE 112B Intermediate Badminton 1.0 FS
KINE 116A Beginning Aerobic Dance 1.0 FS
KINE 116B Intermediate Aerobic Dance 1.0 FS
KINE 116C Advanced Aerobic Dance 1.0 FS
KINE 117A Bicycling 1.0 FS
KINE 118J Intermediate Basketball: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 118V Beginning Basketball: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 118W Intermediate Basketball: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 120A Beginning Bowling 1.0 FS
KINE 120B Intermediate Bowling 1.0 FS
KINE 120C Advanced Bowling 1.0 FS
KINE 129 Flag Football 1.0 FA
KINE 134A Beginning Golf 1.0 FS
KINE 134B Intermediate Golf 1.0 FS
KINE 136I Beginning Gymnastics: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 136J Intermediate Gymnastics: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 136V Beginning Gymnastics: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 136W Intermediate Gymnastics: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 141A Beginning Jujitsu and Self-Defense 1.0 FS
KINE 141B Intermediate Jujitsu and Self-Defense 1.0 FS
KINE 142 Aikido 1.0 FS
KINE 143A Beginning Karate 1.0 FS
KINE 143B Intermediate Karate 1.0 FS
KINE 143C Advanced Karate 1.0 FS
KINE 144A Beginning TaeKwonDo 1.0 FS
KINE 144B Intermediate TaeKwonDo 1.0 FS
KINE 144C Advanced TaeKwonDo 1.0 FS
KINE 147I Beginning Indoor Soccer: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 147J Intermediate Indoor Soccer: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 148V Beginning Soccer: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 148W Intermediate Soccer: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 149A Beginning Slow Pitch Softball 1.0 FS
KINE 150V Beginning Softball: Women 1.0 SP
KINE 150W Intermediate Softball: Women 1.0 SP
KINE 154A Beginning Swimming 1.0 FS
KINE 154B Intermediate Swimming 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.
KINE 154C Advanced Swimming 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, side stroke, and elementary back stroke.
KINE 156A Beginning Tennis 1.0 FS
KINE 156B Intermediate Tennis 1.0 FS
KINE 162A Beginning Volleyball 1.0 FS
KINE 162B Intermediate Volleyball 1.0 FS
KINE 164A Beginning Water Polo 1.0 FS
KINE 164B Intermediate Water Polo 1.0 FS
KINE 164K Advanced Water Polo 1.0 FA
KINE 166A Beginning Weight Training 1.0 FS
KINE 166B Intermediate Weight Training 1.0 FS
KINE 169 Yoga 1.0 Inq

Upper-Division Courses: 66 units

20 courses required:

EDTE 301 Democracy and Public Schooling in America 2.0 SMF
EDTE 302 Access and Equity in Education 3.0 FS
EDTE 530 Fundamentals of Teaching Practice 3.0 SMF
EDTE 531 Teaching with Technology 1.0 FS
EDTE 532 Literacy Development 3.0 SMF
EDTE 535 Teaching Practicum I 6.0 FS
Prerequisites: Admission to the Department of Education Single Subject Program and completion of Block One courses.
EDTE 537 Applications for Democratic Education 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Capstone course to be taken in the final semester of the program.
EDTE 538 Teaching Practicum II 9.0 FS
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Practicum I (EDTE 535).
ENGL 371 Principles of Language 3.0 FS *
ENGL 470 Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
HCSV 451 Health Education for Secondary School Teachers 3.0 FS
KINE 305 Philosophy of School Based Teaching Physical Education 3.0 FS
KINE 308 Dance, Rhythms, and Educational Gymnastics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
KINE 309 Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for Children 3.0 FS
KINE 312 Outdoor Education for Teachers 3.0 FS
KINE 315 Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity 3.0 FS
KINE 410 Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for Middle School Students 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309.
KINE 411 Assessment in Physical Education 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309, faculty permission.
KINE 484 Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for High School Students. 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 308, KINE 309, KINE 312, KINE 410, KINE 411.
KINE 510 Seminar in School Physical Education 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Note: PSYC 355 may be substituted for KINE 321; EDTE 533 may be substituted for KINE 484; and EDTE 534 may be substituted for KINE 315. Advisor's permission is required for substitutions.

0-6 units selected from:

6 units of course work in any single non-English language. Note: This requirement may be waived for students with two years of high school language courses in a single language. Students are also reminded that the following courses are required for the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education: CMST 131 or CMST 132; POLS 155 or POLS 355.

Students interested in earning subject matter competency in physical education with intentions of entering credential programs other than the Physical Education Teacher Education Option must take an alternate set of courses in order to meet the required 120 units for the BA. See a PETE advisor as soon as possible to establish an academic contract.

Additional Requirements:

By the beginning of the junior year, at the time of admission to the credential program, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.67, or a GPA of 2.75 for the last 60 units. Candidates must maintain a 3.0 average or better in EDTE 530 courses. KINE courses listed must be completed with a C- or better.

Optional Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential: 20 units

In order to complete the specialist credential in adapted physical education, students must obtain or be working toward a credential that authorizes them to teach physical education. This credential allows future physical education teachers to instruct individuals with disabilities in the public schools. These courses may be taken in addition to the Option in Teacher Education program, but are not required for that option or degree.

7 courses required:

KINE 315 Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity 3.0 FS
KINE 351 Aquatics for the Adapted Instructor 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR or faculty permission; WSI recommended.

KINE 351 may be applied to the lower-division requirements.

KINE 513 Programming for Individuals with Physical and Neurological Disabilities 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
KINE 514 Programming for Individuals with Mental, Emotional, and Learning Disabilities 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
KINE 515 Collaboration in Adapted Physical Education 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
KINE 516 Motor Assessment for Individuals with Disabilities 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
KINE 617 Fieldwork in Adapted Physical Education 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 515, faculty permission.

The Option in Movement Studies: 27-52 units

Option Core: 9-20 units

Lower-Division Activity Breadth Courses: 6-14 units

Complete six courses in at least five of the seven groups below:

Aquatics Group

KINE 351 Aquatics for the Adapted Instructor 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR or faculty permission; WSI recommended.
KINE 125 Beginning Scuba Diving 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water.
KINE 154A Beginning Swimming 1.0 FS
KINE 154B Intermediate Swimming 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.
KINE 154C Advanced Swimming 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, side stroke, and elementary back stroke.
KINE 154E Swimming for Individualized Program Needs 1.0 FS
KINE 164A Beginning Water Polo 1.0 FS
KINE 164B Intermediate Water Polo 1.0 FS

Dance, Tumbling, or Gymnastics Group

KINE 352 Introduction to Dance 3.0 FS *
KINE 113I Beginning Ballroom 1.0 FS
KINE 113V Beginning Ballroom 1.0 FS
KINE 114V Intermediate Ballroom 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 113I.
KINE 114W Intermediate Ballroom 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 113V.
KINE 136I Beginning Gymnastics: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 136J Intermediate Gymnastics: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 136V Beginning Gymnastics: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 136W Intermediate Gymnastics: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 160A Beginning Tumbling 1.0 FS
KINE 160B Intermediate Tumbling 1.0 FS

Individual or Dual Group

KINE 112A Beginning Badminton 1.0 FS
KINE 112B Intermediate Badminton 1.0 FS
KINE 120A Beginning Bowling 1.0 FS
KINE 120B Intermediate Bowling 1.0 FS
KINE 120C Advanced Bowling 1.0 FS
KINE 134A Beginning Golf 1.0 FS
KINE 134B Intermediate Golf 1.0 FS
KINE 156A Beginning Tennis 1.0 FS
KINE 156B Intermediate Tennis 1.0 FS
KINE 156C Advanced Tennis 1.0 FS

Outdoor Education/Recreation Group

KINE 111A Orienteering 1.0 FS
KINE 117A Bicycling 1.0 FS
KINE 119A Cross-Country Skiing 1.0 FS
KINE 121 Backpacking 2.0 FS
KINE 123 Indoor Rock Climbing 1.0 FS
KINE 224 Methods of Teaching Rock Climbing 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: KINE 123 or KINE 124 recommended.

Note: KINE 224 is required for the Outdoor Education Pattern.

KINE 226 Methods of Teaching Wilderness Living 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 121 recommended but not required.

Note: KINE 226 is required for the Outdoor Education Pattern.

KINE 228 Methods of Teaching Canoeing and Kayaking 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 226 (may be taken concurrently).

Note: KINE 227 is required for the Outdoor Education Pattern.

Note: Students completing the Outdoor Education Pattern may use two of the following courses to fulfill requirements both for that pattern and for the Outdoor Education/Recreation group activity course requirements: KINE 224, KINE 226, or KINE 228.

Personal Defense or Combatives Group

KINE 141A Beginning Jujitsu and Self-Defense 1.0 FS
KINE 141B Intermediate Jujitsu and Self-Defense 1.0 FS
KINE 142 Aikido 1.0 FS
KINE 143A Beginning Karate 1.0 FS
KINE 143B Intermediate Karate 1.0 FS
KINE 144A Beginning TaeKwonDo 1.0 FS

Team Sports Group

KINE 118J Intermediate Basketball: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 118V Beginning Basketball: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 118W Intermediate Basketball: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 129 Flag Football 1.0 FA
KINE 147I Beginning Indoor Soccer: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 147J Intermediate Indoor Soccer: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 147V Beginning Indoor Soccer: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 147W Intermediate Indoor Soccer: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 148I Beginning Soccer: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 148J Intermediate Soccer: Men 1.0 FS
KINE 148V Beginning Soccer: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 148W Intermediate Soccer: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 149A Beginning Slow Pitch Softball 1.0 FS
KINE 150V Beginning Softball: Women 1.0 SP
KINE 150W Intermediate Softball: Women 1.0 SP
KINE 162A Beginning Volleyball 1.0 FS
KINE 162B Intermediate Volleyball 1.0 FS
KINE 162C Advanced Volleyball 1.0 FS
KINE 162K Advanced Volleyball: Men 1.0 FS

Weight Training or Fitness Group

KINE 116A Beginning Aerobic Dance 1.0 FS
KINE 159 Jogging 1.0 FS
KINE 166A Beginning Weight Training 1.0 FS
KINE 166B Intermediate Weight Training 1.0 FS
KINE 166V Beginning Weight Training: Women 1.0 FS
KINE 167A Beginning Lifetime Fitness 1.0 FS
KINE 167B Intermediate Lifetime Fitness 1.0 FS
KINE 167C Advanced Lifetime Fitness 1.0 FS
KINE 169 Yoga 1.0 Inq

Upper-Division Courses: 3-6 units

2 courses required:

KINE 390 Principles of Strength and Conditioning 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 322, KINE 323, or faculty permission.
KINE 489 Internship Seminar 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing and faculty permission.

Note: KINE 489 is not required for students completing the Outdoor Education pattern.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 18-32 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

Adapted Physical Activity Pattern: 20-21 units

5 courses required:

KINE 315 Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity 3.0 FS
KINE 345 Motor Learning and Human Performance 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
KINE 351 Aquatics for the Adapted Instructor 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR or faculty permission; WSI recommended.
KINE 513 Programming for Individuals with Physical and Neurological Disabilities 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
KINE 514 Programming for Individuals with Mental, Emotional, and Learning Disabilities 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:

KINE 316 Principles of Sports Injury Management 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course, faculty permission.
KINE 381 Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: KINE 316; a course in anatomy is recommended.
KINE 485 Seminar in Sports Medicine 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 323, KINE 100 or faculty permission.
KINE 515 Collaboration in Adapted Physical Education 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
KINE 516 Motor Assessment for Individuals with Disabilities 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
RECR 464 Therapeutic Recreation Techniques 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 260 or faculty permission.
RECR 466 Program Management in Therapeutic Recreation 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: RECR 260; RECR 462; RECR 464; or faculty permission.

Coaching and Administration Pattern: 24-25 units

Students wishing to pursue a career in coaching with any degree should consult a Kinesiology advisor. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) requires individuals who are not kinesiology majors to acquire coaching certification. CIF has approved this pattern, and individuals who satisfactorily complete the program are automatically qualified to coach. See your advisor to discuss career plans and appropriate selection of courses.

4 courses required:

KINE 314 Psychology of Coaching 3.0 FS
KINE 345 Motor Learning and Human Performance 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
KINE 411 Assessment in Physical Education 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309, faculty permission.
KINE 430 Administration and Management of Sport and Fitness Programs 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.

2 courses required:

KINE 331 Principles of Team Sports 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.
KINE 332 Principles of Individual Sports 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.

Note: Either KINE 331 or KINE 332 may be taken twice to meet this requirement.

2 courses selected from:

KINE 316 Principles of Sports Injury Management 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course, faculty permission.
KINE 346 Sport and Society 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as SOCI 346.

KINE 347 Sport, Games, and Play in Non-Western Cultures 3.0 FS * GC
KINE 492 Social Psychology of Sport, Play, and Games 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as PSYC 492.

KINE 524 Biomechanical Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
KINE 554 Theory and Practice of Play and Games 3.0 SP

Fitness and Wellness Pattern: 18-19 units

3 courses required:

KINE 345 Motor Learning and Human Performance 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
KINE 411 Assessment in Physical Education 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309, faculty permission.
KINE 480 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 323.

3 courses selected from:

KINE 315 Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity 3.0 FS
KINE 316 Principles of Sports Injury Management 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course, faculty permission.
KINE 386 Sports Epidemiology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
KINE 482 Exercise Pathophysiology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree in any discipline or KINE 322, KINE 323, KINE 480 or faculty permission.
KINE 485 Seminar in Sports Medicine 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 323, KINE 100 or faculty permission.
KINE 492 Social Psychology of Sport, Play, and Games 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as PSYC 492.

KINE 586 Anatomical and Pathomechanical Aspects of Sports Injuries 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 322.
KINE 588 Seminar in Sport and Physical Activity Health Care 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 317, KINE 381.

Outdoor Education Pattern: 26-32 units

Students wishing to pursue a career in outdoor education with any degree should consult with the Coordinator of the Outdoor Education program. Note: Wilderness 1st Responder certification is a requirement for graduation with this degree. Please see the Coordinator of the Outdoor Education program for a list of accepted WFR providers.

Note: Students completing this pattern may use two of the following required courses in the Outdoor Education/Recreation group: KINE 224, KINE 226, or KINE 228.

8 courses required:

KINE 224 Methods of Teaching Rock Climbing 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: KINE 123 or KINE 124 recommended.
KINE 226 Methods of Teaching Wilderness Living 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 121 recommended but not required.
KINE 227 Winter and the Mountain 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: KINE 226 or equivalent.
KINE 228 Methods of Teaching Canoeing and Kayaking 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 226 (may be taken concurrently).
KINE 460 Foundations of Outdoor Education 3.0 FS
KINE 470 Practicum in Outdoor Education 9.0 SM
Prerequisites: KINE 226 and one of the following KINE 224, KINE 227, KINE 228 or equivalent.
KINE 564 Facilitating the Adventure Experience 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 222 recommended.
RECR 240 Outdoor Recreation Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It requires 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

The Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the University for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or academic competition. Such experience is valuable for graduate school and professional life. Your honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. All 6 units are honors classes (marked by a suffix of H), and at least 3 of these units are independent study (399H, 499H, 599H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B.

2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements for your major carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units.

3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% of majors in your department.

4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% of majors in your department.

5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year.

6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major advisor to apply.