University of California, Berkeley requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Around 92% of students who started college at UC Berkeley finish the requirements for graduation within six years. UC Berkeley offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
UC Berkeley has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate. Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement , but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
When choosing a major, UC Berkeley students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UC Berkeley below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. UC Berkeley does not require all students to complete a senior project.
UC Berkeley offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
UC Berkeley has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
UC Berkeley offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
UC Berkeley offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants.
Internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
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