Course Information

During the regular academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring quarters), accepted students in the Washington Program are automatically registered for 12 units, which includes the internship WAS 192 and the core seminar course WAS 193 (which is equivalent to POL 193W)Students will ignore their Pass 1 & 2 registration on Schedule Builder. The UC Washington Center (UCDC) campus in DC will send students instructions on how to register for specific UCDC courses.  

The UCDC Core Seminars show up on transcripts as WAS 193, and have been approved to meet the Social Sciences (SS), Writing Experience (WE), and Oral Literacy (OL) GE requirements. The UCDC Quarter Electives may meet a specific GE requirement, but you will need speak to Major Advisor and visit the department website.  Please make sure to also meet with your major advisor to see how the Washington Program will fit into your academic plan. 

Academic Year Program (Fall, Winter, Spring Quarter)

  • Academic Year Mandatory & Optional Courses
  • Mandatory Courses

    1) Internship (8 units): Students work three-four days per week (24 - 32 hours). This leaves time for academic courses or research projects. Pass/No Pass Option Only. The units will show as WAS192 units on your transcript.

    2) Core Seminar Course (4 units): The units will show as WAS 192 and the core seminar course WAS 193 (which is equivalent to POL 193W).  units on your transcript. Students enroll in one upper-division core seminar course designed to put the internship in a scholastic framework. Please make sure to meet with your major advisor to see if you are able to receive course equivalency for the course to count toward your major. The core seminar is for a Letter Grade Only (you may not opt for pass/no pass).

    Optional Course

    1) Quarter Elective Course (4 units): Students have the option to enroll in an optional upper-division elective course offered by the UCDC Center. The UC Washington Center offers a wide range of electives taught by faculty and local experts. Course offerings vary from term to term. 
     

    UC Davis Campus Courses

    Please check with a Washington Program Advisor if you would like to take UC Davis campus courses simultaneously with the Washington Program in order to graduate on time. 

Summer Program (Summer Quarter Only)

  • Summer Program Credit vs. Non-Credit Option
  • Credit Option

    Students who want to receive academic credit during the summer for their internship may do so through their academic department, through UCDC specifically or through the Washington Program by enrolling in special summer session.
    Academic Department
    Students who wish to get their units through their major department must first check with their academic department regarding their policy on how to receive credit for an internship. The ICC advising staff can also provide information about academic credit for an internship. The 92/192 form is typically used, although some departments use a department-specific form; check with your academic advisor for more information. Be sure to get the CRN # directly from the department. Additionally requirements may be needed from your department in order to receive the internship units. If you are a student majoring in Political Science, please be aware that the Political Science department does not offer internship units during the summer.

    UCDC

    Students who wish to get their units specifically through UCDC can find more information on the UCDC Summer Academic Program page on how to receive academic credit. Please be sure to complete this before their deadline, which is outlined on the website. 

    Washington Program
    Students who wish to receive their units through the UC Davis Washington Program should complete the following steps:
    Go to https://registrar.ucdavis.edu/registration/register-for-classes/schedule-builder

    • 1. Click “Schedule builder”
      2. Type 60746 in the CRN search bar
      3. Click "Save"
      4. Under "Actions" click "Register
      5. Complete your registration

    OR
    Non-Credit Option 
    The non-credit option (internship only) has no enrollment fee. Students do not earn academic credit, but can receive transcript notation for their internship. To receive transcript notation, students must request it through the ICC's transcript notation process. Students who select the non-credit option cannot receive financial aid. 
     
    Transcript Notation

    Students can also receive transcript notation for their internship. To receive transcript notation, students must request it through the ICC's transcript notation process. Students who want to receive financial aid assistance must take units in order to qualify. Go here for more information.

How do I sign up for my courses? 

  • Course Enrollment (Seminar) Instructions
  • Upon acceptance into the program, you will NOT need to sign up for any courses through the UC Davis campus during any of your pass times if you are only pursuing the Washington Program. Please check with a Washington Program Advisor if you would like to take UC Davis REMOTE campus courses simultaneously with the Washington Program in order to graduate on time. 

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