College of Engineering requirements

Humanities and social sciences requirement

To round out your technical education, you’ll complete at least six courses that satisfy the College of Engineering’s Humanities and Social Sciences (H/SS) breadth requirement. See the humanities and social sciences section of our website for details.

Other graduation requirements

In addition, these criteria must be met:

  • Maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 (C average) and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in upper division technical coursework required of your major.
  • Satisfy the College of Engineering Senior Residency requirement by completing your final 30 units on the Berkeley campus, in two consecutive semesters.
  • All technical courses (math, science and engineering) required of the major must be taken for a letter grade unless only offered on a Pass/Not Pass basis.
  • Completion of at least 120 semester units. No more than 4 units of Physical Education and no more than 16 units of special studies courses (numbered 97, 98, 99, 197, 198, 199) may be counted toward the 120 units.
  • You may receive credit for courses graded Passed or Satisfactory to a limit of one-third of the total units undertaken and passed on the Berkeley Campus at the time the degree is awarded.