College of Science

Graduation Requirements Semester Conversion

How will semester courses count toward my graduation requirements?

Each course will convert from semester units to quarter units

  • multiply semester course units by 1.5
    • a 3 unit semester course is worth 4.5 quarter units
  • Example: Genetics
    • Quarters: BIO 303 (4 quarter units); Semesters: BIO 2400 (3 semester units)
    • You will receive 3 x 1.5 = 4.5 units for Genetics taken in semesters…
    • But, I only need 4 units of Genetics, what happens to the extra 0.5 units?
      • It will be counted toward your electives, but this may require a petition prepared with an advisor.