Transfer Students

The Community Studies program can easily accommodate students who transfer to UCSC for the fall quarter. Courses in sociology, anthropology, politics, psychology, feminist students, ethnic studies or community action and service are recommended as preparation for transfer students. To ensure a smooth transition, all transfer students should contact the Community Studies Program Advisor as early as possible to discuss course enrollment and declaring the major. While it is not a condition of admission, students from California community colleges are advised to complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in preparation for transfer to UC Santa Cruz. Transfer course agreements and articulation between the University of California and California community colleges can be found on the ASSIST.ORG website.

An academic plan is shown below for your guidance; however, you should also create a specific academic plan with the CMMU advisor.

Community Studies

Academic Planner

Community Studies Course Requirements:

CMMU 10        Introduction to Community Activism

CMMU 101      Communities, Social Movements and the Third Sector

CMMU 102      Preparation for Field Study

CMMU 105      Full-time Field Study

CMMU 107      Analysis of Field Materials

CMMU 195      Senior Thesis/Project (optional)

Three Topical Courses, from approved list

Note: The three topical courses must be taken prior to field study.  All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade.  Satisfactory completion of CMMU 10 and one topical course are required to declare.  

                                         Pathway Through the Major

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Year 1

CMMU 10*

Topical Course 1*

CMMU 101

Topical Course 2

CMMU 102

Topical Course 3

CMMU 105

(15 units)

Year 2

CMMU 105

(15 units)

CMMU 107


(CMMU 195 - optional)

*CMMU 10 and one topical course in the fall quarter are required in order for transfer students to declare in their 2nd quarter and continue with the plan outlined above.

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