Social Science Requirement

NOTE: The Revelle College Social Science Requirements have changed. The requirements herein are in effect beginning fall quarter 2016.

Two courses (4 units each; upper or lower division) selected from the approved social science departments.

This requirement must be taken for a Letter Grade.

*Upper division major courses may not overlap with general education requirements.

Approved Social Science Departments

AP and IB Credit

AP Credit
Exam (Score 3, 4, 5) Social Science Courses Satisfied Units UCSD Course Equivalent
United States History 2 courses 8 Exempt 2 courses from HILD 2A, 2B, 2C++
Government and Politics - United States 1 course 4 POLI 10+
Government and Politics - Comparative 1 course 4 POLI 11+
Macroeconomics 1 course 4 ECON 3+
Microeconomics 1 course 4 ECON 1+
Psychology 1 course 4 PSYC 1*
IB Credit
IB High Level Exam Score Social Science Courses Satisfied Units UCSD Course Equivalent
Anthropology 5, 6, 7 2 courses 8 ANTH 1
History of the Americas 5, 6, 7 2 courses 8

Exempt 2 courses from HILD 2A, 2B, 2C++

Psychology 5, 6, 7 2 courses 8

PSYC 1

Economics 5, 6, 7 2 courses 8

Exempt ECON 1 and 3 with a score of 7

Elective units for score of 5 or 6

* You may take this course for credit with a score of 3, but not with a score of 4 or 5.

+ You may take this course for credit with a score of 3 or 4, but not with a score of 5.

++ You may take only one of these courses for credit at UCSD.