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The UC Merced Catalog includes information on major and minor requirements, a 4-year graduation plan in each major, course descriptions, and academic policies.

  • On the Catalog home page, select the Catalog Year on the top right based on the term you entered UC Merced.
    • A new Catalog is published each spring for students admitted to UC Merced in the next academic year.
      • As of April 1, 2024:  the 2024-25 Catalog for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 admits is now available!


For major and minor requirements:

  • On the Catalog home page, select Academic Programs in the left column.
  • Select a major or minor to see the courses required in the major or minor for students in that Catalog year.
    • Each major also includes a sample 4-year graduation plan prepared by the faculty in that major.


For course descriptions:

  • On the Catalog home page, select Course Descriptions in the left column.
  • In the Course Filter box, select a prefix to see all courses offered in that department.
    • Click on the course to read a description and any prerequisites or restrictions for that class.
  • Undergraduate courses are numbered 001-199.
    • First years generally take courses numbered 001-099.
    • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors generally take courses numbered 100-199.
  • Graduate courses for master's and Ph.D. students are numbered 200-299.