Proficiencies and Experiences

To prepare you both for career development and for ongoing learning, the UC requires all undergraduates to develop and refine writing, quantitative reasoning, oral communication, and information literacy skills beyond the introductory level provided through Foundations courses.  The UC also encourages all undergraduates to apply curricular knowledge to the diverse, global communities in which they will live and work. The following UC Proficiencies and Experiences, required of all undergraduate students, may be met through credit-bearing course work or approved, non-credit activities that have been identified as meeting the SLOs associated with that proficiency requirement. 

Writing
(two proficiencies required)
Quantitative Reasoning
(one proficiency required)
Information Literacy
(two proficiencies required)
Oral Communication
(two proficiencies required)
Community Engagement
(one proficiency required)
Human Diversity
(one proficiency required)
Global Engagement
(one proficiency required)
Second Language (demonstration required)

Almost all courses at the university will ask you to express your ideas in writing. Many will ask you to employ quantitative reasoning or to identity and evaluate information beyond that covered in class. Other courses will expect you to express yourself orally. And many courses will ask that you engage with larger local and global communities.  Courses are designated as satisfying one or more of the proficiencies only if the professor has agreed ahead of time to focus on how studentsí develop and demonstrate the specific SLOs associated with the proficiency.

Note:  Since proficiencies are established at the section rather than at the course level, proficiency designations never accompany course credit granted through AP or IB placement tests and do not automatically accompany transfer course credit (students will need to provide evidence demonstrating satisfaction of the SLOs).