Timely Degree Completion

Timely Degree Completion

Students at UC San Diego follow many different paths to graduation. Your major requirements, your College requirements, and your own personal interests all contribute to determining the courses you take and the length of time to degree completion.

Most students take four years to complete their degrees. Four Year Plans are available for every College and major at plans.ucsd.edu.

Some students may be able to accelerate their progress in order to finish in fewer than four years. For several of our most popular majors, Three Year Finish plans are available at plans.ucsd.edu.

Dept. Major Code Major
BIOL BI29 Biochemistry and Cell Biology
BIOL BI31 General Biology
BIOL BI35 Human Biology
BIOL BI36 Physiology and Neuroscience
COGS CG25 Cognitive Science
COGS CG27 Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Computation
COGS CG28 Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Human Cognition
COGS CG29 Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Neuroscience
COGS CG30 Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Human Computer Interaction
COGS CG31 Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Clinical Aspects of Cognition
COMM CM26 Communication
ECON EN25 Economics
ECON EN26 Management Science
HDP HD01 Pre-Human Development
HDP HD25 Human Development
POLI PS25 Political Science
PSYC PC25 Psychology (B.A.)
PSYC PC26 Psychology (B.S.)
PSYC PC28 Psychology with a Specialization in Clinical Psychology
PSYC PC29 Psychology with a Specialization in Cognitive Psychology
PSYC PC30 Psychology with a Specialization in Developmental Psychology
PSYC PC31 Psychology with a Specialization in Human Health
PSYC PC32 Psychology with a Specialization in Sensation and Perception
PSYC PC33 Psychology with a Specialization in Social Psychology
PSYC PC34 Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience (joint with Cognitive Science Dept.)

If your major is not listed, we recommend that you draft your Three Year Finish Plan by looking up the Four Year Plan for your major and College and apply some of the above strategies. Be sure you make an appointment with your College academic counselor to review your plan.

In general, Timely Degree Completion Strategies include: