Course Requirements (105 units)
In the Ph.D. program in Computation, Organizations and Society (COS), each student must complete 105 University units of graduate courses and maintain at least a B average. Course requirements are intended to ensure that all program graduates have sufficient breadth in COS fundamentals as well as depth in one or more relevant areas of their choice. Students must demonstrate breadth in COS fundamentals by completing 48 units in 4 star areas plus a minimum of minimum of 21 units of COS Ph.D. Practicum after year 1, 12 units of the Practicum in year 1 satisfies the breadth requirement. Depth is provided through the remaining 36 units of electives coursework, which can be fulfilled from a broad selection of relevant electives - as well as research and project work. More information about star courses and electives appear below. It is recommended that a majority of the star courses be completed before electives are taken.