"Standard Unit Caps"
Horizontal Rule

The "unit cap" is based upon 150% of the minimum number of units required by Cal State Fullerton to complete the degree or credential program in which you are enrolled. Most undergraduate majors require 120 units to graduate; therefore, the standard unit cap for undergraduates is 180 units (120 X 150%). Courses numbered 500 or higher are considered graduate courses and are weighted at 1.5 times their unit value. Most master's degree study plans require 30 graduate units; therefore, the standard unit cap for master's degree candidates is 67.5 units (30 weighted graduate units = 45 X 150%).

Those majors and degrees requiring more than the standard number of units are shown in the chart below with the unit cap for each degree or credential program.

Degree/Major
Unit Cap
BFA - Art
198
BM - Music
198
BS - Computer Science
197
BS - Engineering
206
BS - Civil Engineering
206
BS - Civil Engineering/Environ.
206
BS - Electrical Engineering
206
BS - Electrical Engineering/Systems
206
BS - Engineering/Engineering Science
206
BS - Mechanical Engineering
206
Certificate - Museum Studies
43
Certificate - Pre-Health Professions
82.5
Certificate - TESOL
52
EDD - Educational Leadership
112.5
MBA - All Others
74
MBA - FEMBA Irvine
101
MPA - Public Administration
94.5
Master's of Fine Arts
135
MS - Psychology/Clinical
112.5
MS - Counseling-MFT
135
MS - Environmental Studies
81
MS - Nursing Anesthetist
160
MS - Nursing Administration
94.5
MS - Nursing EL/MSN
180
MS - Nursing Family Nurse Practioner
144
MS - Nursing Leadership
94.5
MS - Nursing Womans Health Care
121.5
MS - School Nursing
124
MS - TESOL
92
Teaching Credential
51
Teaching Credential - Cal State Teach
60
2nd Bachelor's degree
232