Standard Unit Cap

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
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 Practitioner 144
MS - Nursing Leadership 94.5
MS - Nursing Woman's Health Care 121.5
MS - School Nursing 124
MS - TESOL 92
Teaching Credential 51
2nd Bachelor's degree 232