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Four-Unit Course Standard

All courses taught at Cal Poly, with the exception of those listed below, shall be standardized to four or more units. Courses with fewer than four units may be desirable in the following cases:

  • activity or laboratory classes (PE, Art, Music, etc.)
  • classes taught in the supervision mode
  • orientation classes
  • library classes
  • coupled classes (e.g., lecture and labs taken concurrently but listed separately)

Academic Senate Resolution AS-453-96/CC (PDF)

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