Completing the Major:  Disciplinary Communication

2017-18 Disciplinary Communication Requirement Options

Students beginning their studies at UCSC in 2017-18 must satisfy their Disciplinary Communication (DC) requirement with the following options.

For the Biology BA, Ecology & Evolution BS, Marine Biology BS, and Plant Sciences majors:

Completion of two of the following Ecology & Evolutionary Biology courses:  BIOE 108, 114/L, 117/L, 120/L, 122/L, 127/L, 128L, 129/L, 137/L, 141L, 145, 145L, 150L, 151B, 153C, 158L, 159A, 161L, 171, 172/L.  For two unit lab courses taken concurrently with 5 unit lectures, both lecture and lab must be passed to receive one half of the DC requirement.

2016-17 (and years prior) Disciplinary Communication Requirement Options

Students who began their studies at UCSC prior to 2017-18 can choose to follow the new options for the DC listed above, or retain Catalog Rights for the previous options listed below.  "Catalog Rights" provide you with the option of following the requirements in effect the year you entered UCSC, or the option to select the requirements established in a subsequent year.  Keep in mind that you must follow one catalog year in it's entirety.  Your major requirements and campus general education requirements catalog year can be different.  For clarification see the Registrar's information on Catalog Rights.

Use the chart below to determine which courses satisfy the Disciplinary Communication Requirement for your major:

Major Disciplinary Communication Courses
Ecology & Evolution BS and Biology BA BIOE 107, Ecology, and BIOE 109, Evolution
Marine Biology BS

BIOE 107, Ecology, or BIOE 108, Marine Ecology, or BIOE 159A, Marine Ecology Field Quarter: Marine Ecology with Laboratory, and BIOE 109, Evolution.

Plant Sciences BS

BIOE 107, Ecology, and BIOE 109, Evolution