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Effective Summer 2019 through Spring 2020:

Listed below are updates to the 2019-20 catalog.  This includes new courses, course changes, corrections, and curriculum substitutions. 

  • New courses and course changes are the result of the Exceptions to the Catalog Review Cycle process. 
  • Corrections have been identified since the publication of the 2019-20 catalog. 
  • Curriculum substitutions are the result of approved blanket curriculum substitutions. 
  • For updates to other information in the Catalog, please see the appropriate web sites (e.g., Admissions, Office of the Registrar - Records and Evaluations, Financial Aid, Housing, etc.).
Item Change Description Date of Update or Effective Term
Accounting, MS In Admission/Acceptance Requirements, removed the GRE/GMAT requirement from the MS Accounting program. Updated footnote #1 from "An 'intermediate accounting' course includes comprehensive coverage of financial statements, assets, liabilities, investments, intangibles, equities, revenue recognition and the Cash Flows statement," to "Financial accounting topics must include comprehensive coverage of all financial statements (including the Statement of Cash Flows), current and non-current assets (including intangible assets and investments), current liabilities, time value of money, long-term notes and bonds, stockholders’ equity, and revenue recognition." 8/30/19
Admissions In Application Procedures, the application fee for admission is increasing from $55 to $70, effective with Fall 2020 applications that will be accepted, starting October 1, 2019. 8/7/19
AERO 455 New course. Spring 2020
Aerospace Engineering, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: In Aeronautics Concentration and in Astronautics Concentration; added AERO 455 to Approved Electives list. Spring 2020
Aerospace Engineering, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
AGB 212 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Summer 2019
Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences, BS Curriculum substitution: In Environmental Horticulture, Fruit and Crop and Plant Protection Concentrations, added AEPS 200 and AEPS 400 to Approved Electives list. Added footnote #2: "A maximum of 2 units of AEPS 200 and/or a maximum of 2 units of AEPS 400 may count towards Approved Electives". 6/4/19
Agricultural Systems Managment, BS Curriculum substitution: In Approved Electives changed "Any AEPS, ASCI, DSCI course except for internship or enterprise" to "Any AEPS, ASCI and DSCI course". 7/23/19
Agriculture, MS Animal Science Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS BioResource and Agricultural Systems Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS Crop Science Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS Dairy Products Technology Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS Environmental Horticulture Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS Irrigation Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Agriculture, MS Plant Protection Science Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Animal Science, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: Added the following electives to Food Animal Production: ASCI 410, DSCI 231, DSCI 333 5/21/19
Architectural Engineering, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Architectural Engineering, MS Added footnote #2 "At least 7 units of Approved Elective courses must be at 500 level". 5/23/19
Architecture, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Biological Sciences, MS Specialization in Regenerative Medicine Updated progam learning objectives. 10/23/19
Biomedical Engineering, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Biomedical Engineering, MS Specialization in Regenerative Medicine Updated program learning objectives. 10/23/19
BUS 408 New course. Spring 2020
BUS 436 Change prerequisite from "BUS 215, BUS 342, and BUS 391" to "BUS 215 and BUS 342". Spring 2020
BUS 454 Change prerequisite from "BUS 451 and BUS 452" to "Three of the following: BUS 419, BUS 421, BUS 423, BUS 430, BUS 450, BUS 451, BUS 452, BUS 453". Winter 2020
BUS 455 Change prerequisite from "BUS 451 and BUS 452" to "Three of the following: BUS 419, BUS 421, BUS 423, BUS 430, BUS 450, BUS 451, BUS 452, BUS 453". Winter 2020
Business Administration, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: In Entrepreneurship Concentration; added BUS 408 to Approved Electives list. Spring 2020
Business Administration, MBA Graphic Communication Document Systems Management Specialization Updated program learning objectives. 10/25/19
Business Analytics, MS Add Request for Approved Electives: Added GSB 575. 11/7/19
CE 415 New course. Winter 2020
Civil Engineering, BS Curriculum Substitution: In major and support coursework, change requirement from "IME 314" to "IME 314 or IME 315". 12/18/19
Civil & Environmental Engineering, MS Added footnote #3 "In total, at least 27 units of advisor approved electives (both within and outside of Civil and Environmental Engineering) must be at the 500 level". 5/23/19
CLA 100 New course. Winter 2020
CM 318 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" and "Fulfills GE Area D5" to course description. Winter 2020
CM 335 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Winter 2020
Communication Studies, BA Added Footnote #3: "If a General Education (GE) course is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree." 8/14/19
Computer Engineering, BS Reformatted Senior Project choices, reflects unit change from "5 units" to "4-5 units". Total units changed from "192-195" to "191-195" as a result. 6/13/19
Computer Science, BS Add Request for Approved Technical Electives: Added CSC 549 to list in both elective areas: Technical Elective and Technical Elective with prerequisite. Spring 2020
Computer Science, BS Curriculum substitution: In major coursework, add footnote to CPE/CSC 431, "An additional 4 units of Technical Electives may substitute for CPE/CSC 431". 12/4/19
Computer Science, BS Curriculum substitution: In major coursework, change requirement from "CSC 300" to "CSC 300 or PHIL 323". 6/17/19
Computer Science, MS Corrected unit value for course CSC 599 from "3" to "4". 5/15/19
CSC 549 New course. Spring 2020
Curriculum and Instruction, MA Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
ECON 445 New course. Spring 2020
Educational Leadership and Administration, MA Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
EE 415 Change prerequisite from "EE 314, CPE 327 or EE 328" to "CPE 327 or EE 328". Spring 2020
EE 475 Change prerequisite from "CPE/EE 328 and CPE/EE 368 or CPE 327 and CPE 367; EE 314" to "CPE 327 and CPE 367; or CPE/EE 328 and CPE/EE 368". Spring 2020
Electrical Engineering, BS Curriculum substitution: Updated footnote #1. 5/20/19
Electrical Engineering, MS Added footnote #2 "Not all courses listed are offered each academic year. Consult the EE Department for current information on course offerings". 5/23/19
Engineering Management, MS Added "At least 4 units must be at 500 level" to footnote #4. 5/23/19
ENGL 203 Change prerequisite from "Completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; and ENGL 251. For English majors only." to "Completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better. For English majors only." Spring 2020
ENGL 373 Updated with a GWR designation Winter 2020
English, BA Add Request for Approved Electives: Added ENGL 449 topic "American Modernism in Black and White" to 400-Level Diversity Electives. 6/17/19
English, MA Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
ENGR 234 Add BUS 234 as crosslisted course. Spring 2020
Entrepreneurship Minor Add Request for Approved Electives: Added BUS 408. Spring 2020
Environmental Management and Protection, BS Curriculum Substitution: In major coursework, change requirement from "NR 306" to "NR 306 or NR 305". 12/5/19
Environmental Management and Protection, BS Corrected total units from "180-182" to "180-181". 7/22/19
ESE 105 New course. Summer 2019
Fire Protection Engineering, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
Graphic Communication, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: In User Experience/User Interface and Graphics for Packaging Concentrations, added GRC 347 and GRC 437 to Approved Electives list. Added GRC 347 to Design Reproduction Technology Concentration. 5/30/19
GSB 564 Reactivate course in the catalog. Winter 2020
Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
IME 303 Change prerequisite from "Junior standing, IME 314 or equivalent" to "Junior standing; IME 314 or IME 315". Winter 2020
IME 409 Change prerequisite from "IME 239, IME 314, and IME 305" to "IME 239; IME 314 or IME 315; and IME 305". Winter 2020
Industrial Engineering, BS Add Request for Approved Electives: Added the following electives IME 140 and IME 239. 5/20/19
Industrial Engineering, MS Added footnote #5, "400 level courses may not exceed 18 units in total". 5/23/19
Interdisciplinary Studies, BA Add Request for Approved Electives: Added the following electives to the Emphasis Areas: FR 305, FR 350, GER 305, GER 350, SPAN 305, SPAN 307, SPAN 340, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, SPAN 390, SPAN 402, SPAN 410, WLC 312, WLC 370. 5/13/19
JOUR 345 New course. Winter 2020
Landscape Architecture, BLA Curriculum substitution: In major coursework, added "LA 406" to 'Select from the Following:' list of courses. 1/7/20
MATE 310 Change prerequisite from "MATE 210, MATE 340, STAT 312" to "MATE 210; MATE 340". Remove requisite "Concurrent: MATE 350". Winter 2020
MATE 320 Change prerequisite from "MATE 360" to "MATE 210". Winter 2020
MATE 350 Change prerequisite from "MATE 360" to "MATE 210". Remove requisite "Concurrent: MATE 310". Winter 2020
MATE 360 Change prerequisite from "MATE 232 and MATE 235" to "MATE 235". Winter 2020
MATE 370 Change prerequisite from "MATE 360 and MATE 380" to "MATE 280 or MATE 380". Winter 2020
MATE 420 Change prerequisite from "MATE 310 or CHEM 444" to "MATE 310 or CHEM 444 or CHEM 544". Winter 2020
MATE 450 Change prerequisite from "MATE 210, MATE 215, MATE 350; and Senior standing" to "MATE 210; MATE 215; and MATE 350". Winter 2020
MATE 482 Change prerequisite from "IME 144; senior standing; and Materials Engineering major" to "Senior standing; and Materials Engineering major". Winter 2020
ME 322 Change prerequisites from "CSC 231 or CSC 234; EE 201; EE 251; ME 318; ME 341" to "CPE/CSC 101 or CSC 231 or CSC 234; EE 201; EE 251; ME 318; ME 341". Winter 2020
ME 326 Change prerequisites from "ME 212; CSC 231 or CSC 234" to "ME 212; CPE/CSC 101 or CSC 231 or CSC 234". Winter 2020
ME 328 Change prerequisite from "BMED 212 or ME 234; CE 207; CSC 231 or CSC 234; MATE 210; ME 212; and ME 251" to "BMED 212 or ME 234; CE 207; CPE/CSC 101 or CSC 231 or CSC 234; MATE 210; ME 212; and ME 251". Change corequisite from "IME 141 or ITP 341" to "IME 141 or ITP 341 or ME 161". Winter 2020
ME 405 Correct prerequisite from "EE 321, EE 361, ME 305, and ME 329 (ME329 may be taken concurrently); CPE 316 or CPE/EE 329 or CPE/EE 336" to "EE 321, EE 361, ME 305, and ME 329 (ME329 may be taken concurrently); or CPE 316 or CPE/EE 329 or CPE/EE 336". Winter 2020
ME 409 Change prerequisite from "KINE 403; or ME 326; or BMED 410 and CE 207" to "BMED 410 and CE 207; or KINE 403; or ME 326". Crosslisted as BMED/KINE/ME 409. Spring 2020
ME 423 Change prerequisite from "ME 326, ME 422" to "ME 326; ME 418 or ME 419 or ME 422". Winter 2020
ME 437 Change prerequisite from "Junior or senior standing in the College of Engineering, ME 302, and PHYS 132 and PHYS 133" to "Junior standing; PHYS 132 and PHYS 133". Spring 2020
ME 438 Change prerequisite from "ME 302 and ME 341" to "ME 302". Spring 2020
ME 459 Change prerequisite from "ME 456 and ME 458" to "ME 456". Winter 2020
ME 579 Change prerequisite from "ME 422" to "ME 418 or ME 419 or ME 422". Winter 2020
Mechanical Engineering, MS Added footnote #1 and #2. 5/23/19
Nutrition, BS Curriculum substitution: In the Nutrition Science Concentration added footnote, "The FSN 431, FSN 432 and FSN 433 (10) series may substitute for the FSN 429 and FSN 430 (8) series, with the excess 2 units counting towards Approved Electives." 6/3/19
Packaging Value Chain, MS Correction: Removed "Competitive GMAT or GRE score (valid for five years)" from Admission/Acceptance Requirements section of Program Description. 11/6/19
Political Science, BA + Master of Public Policy New blended program. Fall 2019
PSY 340 Added "Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format" to course description. Summer 2019
Registration Updated Leaves of Absence information. 8/20/19
SOC 354 Change prerequisite from "STAT 217; and two Sociology courses" to "Two Sociology courses". Spring 2020
SOC 420 Change prerequisite from "SOC 414" to "SOC 413 or SOC 414". Winter 2020
Software Engineering, BS Add Request for Approved Technical Electives: Added CSC 549 to list in both elective areas: Technical Elective and Technical Elective with prerequisite. Spring 2020
Software Engineering, BS Curriculum substitution: In major coursework, change requirement from "CSC 300" to "CSC 300 or PHIL 323". 6/17/19
Spanish, BA Curriculum Substitution: In major coursework, change requirement from "With department approval, any declared academic minor. Minor coursework may not double count with SPAN major requirements or approved electives. (24-30 units depending on minor selected)" to "With department approval, any declared academic minor or coursework from a second major. Minor or second major coursework may not double count with SPAN major requirements or approved electives. (24-30 units depending on minor selected)". 1/10/20
Special Education, MS Updated program learning objectives. 10/17/19
STAT 465 Added "Not open to students with credit in STAT 466" to course description. Spring 2020
STAT 466 New course. Spring 2020
Taxation, MS In Admission/Acceptance Requirements, removed the GRE/GMAT requirement from the MS Taxation program. 8/30/19
TH 345 Added footnote #5 "Maximum of 4 units may be applied to the Major; additional units may be applied to Free Electives." 9/4/19
University Learning Objectives Updated Diversity Learning Objectives. 8/20/19
WGS 401 Change prerequisite from "WGS 201" to "One course in Women's & Gender Studies." Spring 2020