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Coterm Degree Conferral and Residency Requirement

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Degree Conferral

  • You must apply separately to graduate in both your undergraduate and graduate career.
  • Your master’s degree may be conferred simultaneously with, or after, your bachelor’s degree.
  • You may not transfer courses between undergraduate and graduate careers once the undergraduate degree is conferred.

Residency Requirement

  • The university minimum requirements for the coterminal bachelor’s/master’s program are 180 units for the bachelor’s degree plus 45 (or higher departmental requirement, as determined by each graduate department) unduplicated units for the master’s degree.
  • The requirements for the coterminal program with dual undergraduate degrees are 225 units for the two bachelor’s degrees, and 45 units for the master’s degree.
  • For the 45-unit university minimum for the master’s degree, all courses must be at or above the 100 level and 50 percent must be courses designated primarily for graduate students (typically at least at the 200 level). Department requirements may be higher.
  • You cannot count units for a given course to meet the requirements of more than one degree (i.e. no units may be double-counted).