UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science announces grading, major requirement policy changes

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The UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science announced Tuesday in an email several policy changes involving grading and course overlap for majors and minors.

For the spring 2020 semester only, Letters and Science breadth courses can be satisfied with a grade of a D-minus or higher — normally, they must be satisfied with a minimum grade of C-minus.

Additionally, several policy changes, all effective Aug. 19, have been made regarding minors and majors.

Students planning to triple major — or have more than three majors — will now be subject to a rule preventing more than two upper division courses from overlapping among all majors. Similarly, no more than one upper division course may overlap between majors and minors.

Students double or triple minoring will no longer be able to overlap upper division courses between any of their minors, and students will also be able to declare minors no later than the term before their expected graduation, the email announced.

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