American History and Institutions

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Undergraduates are expected to demonstrate knowledge of American history and institutions.

Alternatives for satisfying the American History and Institutions requirement vary among University of California campuses. If you are planning to transfer to another UC campus, consult the general catalog of that campus for information.

At UCSC you may fulfill this requirement in one of the following ways:

  • by achieving a score of 550 or higher on the SAT Subject Test in U.S. History

  • by achieving a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination in U.S. History or Government & Politics: United States

  • by satisfactorily completing a college-level course in American history and institutions (see the following list and Credit from Another Institution in Section 5)

  • by certification of completion on the transcript of an accredited California institution of higher education

  • by completing an acceptable high school American history or government course that satisfies the requirements for admission to the university

  • by achieving a score of 5 or higher on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examination in History of the Americas

The following courses at UCSC satisfy the American History and Institutions requirement:

  • College 10, course 135
  • Education 164

  • History 10A, 10B, 15, 110A , 110B, 110E, 110H, 115A, 115B, 116, 127, 128

  • Legal Studies 120A, 120B, 120C

  • Politics 20, 120A, 120B, 120C

  • Sociology 170

  • Stevenson 90

There are no substitutions for this requirement.

Revised: 03/06/17