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Bachelor's Degree Unit Requirement


Total Unit Requirement

The minimum number of semester units necessary for a bachelor's degree, exclusive of remedial courses (i.e. courses numbered 0-99), is as follows:-

Bachelor of Art Degree 120
Bachelor of Fine art degree 132
Bachelor of Music degree 132
Bachelor of Science degree 120-135


Upper Division Requirement

A minimum of 40 semester units of upper division course work is required for a CSUF bachelor's degree. Courses offering upper-division credit are those numbered at the 300 and 400 levels.

All units from upper-division courses are applicable to the upper-division unit requirement, including units from courses in the major, the minor, and General Education.


Special Unit Totals

The maximum number of special semester units accepted toward a bachelor's degree is as follows:-

Type of Units Maximum
Transferable units from community colleges 70
Transferable units from a four-year university or college or from a combination of two and four-year institutions for degrees requiring 120 units 90
From credit by examination (including Advanced Placement) 30
From extension and correspondence courses 24
From Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) courses Do not take General Education courses for CR/NC - Letter Grade Only 36
From Internship courses 6
From Independent Study courses 9
From Tutorial courses 3


Residence Requirement

A minimum of thirty (30) semester units must be earned in courses taken at CSU Fullerton. Twenty-four (24) of these units must be earned in upper-division courses. At least twelve (12) upper-division semester units in the major must be taken at this institution. Courses taken in extension (except for summer sessions and intersession, courses offered as part of the special sessions program) and units earned through credit by examination may not be used to fulfill these requirements.


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