Upper-Division Non-Contiguous (UDNC) - Transfers with Verified Transfer Program

Two four-unit, upper-division courses (numbered 100+), non-contiguous (unrelated) to the major discipline, are required:

  • Must be taken at UC San Diego, Education Abroad Program, or another UC campus
  • Courses may be from the same discipline or same department

Additionally:

  • Courses may be taken Pass/Not Pass
  • With the exception of non-contiguous double majors, UDNC courses may not overlap with major courses
  • Appropriate upper-division minor courses may be used in lieu of UDNC courses
  • One Special Studies course chosen from 197, 198, or 199, can be used if non-contiguous to the major
  • Rady School of Management courses cannot be used - see an academic counselor if pursuing a Business minor
  • Special Studies Course 195 may not be used

Choose courses that have no prerequisites or courses for which you have completed the prerequisites

Choosing Upper-Division Non-Contiguous Courses

Step 1 - Find the discipline representing your major

Humanities and Fine Arts

Natural Sciences, Math, and Engineering

Social Sciences

Chinese Studies
Classical Studies
Critical Gender Studies (see counselor)
German Studies
History
International Studies (Hist, Lit)
Italian Studies
Japanese Studies
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Literature
Music
Philosophy
Religion, Study of
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Theatre and Dance
Third World Studies
Visual arts

Bioengineering
Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Cognitive Science (see counselor)
Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Environmental Systems
Mathematics
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
NanoEngineering
Physics
Public Health (see counselor)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Structural Engineering

Anthropology
Cognitive Science (see counselor)
Communication
Critical Gender Studies (see counselor)
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Global Health
Human Development Program
International Studies (Anth, Bus, Econ, Ling, Poli, Soci)
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health (see counselor)
Sociology
Urban Studies and Planning

Step 2 - Choose two upper-division courses from any department outside of your major discipline

Humanities and Fine Arts

Natural Sciences, Math, and Engineering

Social Sciences

Chinese Studies
Classical Studies
Critical Gender Studies
History
Japanese Studies
Jewish Studies
Linguistics (Heritage Language Only)
Literature
Music
Philosophy
Religion, Study of
Theatre and Dance
Third World Studies
Visual Arts

Biology
Chemistry
Cognitive Science
Computer Science
Environmental Systems
Mathematics
Physics
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Anthropology
Cognitive Science
Communication
Critical Gender Studies
Economics
Education Studies
Ethnic Studies
Linguistics/General
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Urban Studies and Planning

For Environmental Studies and Public Health (FPMU) courses, see an academic counselor.