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Provost, Sixth College
Pepper Canyon Hall, Second Floor

All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice.

Culture, Art, and Technology

See “Culture, Art, and Technology” core sequence.

Sixth College Honors Program

Academic Advising

Pepper Canyon Hall, Second Floor

Sixth College Honors Program nurtures academically high achieving students intellectually and socially, increases their awareness about opportunities of academic, social, and cultural engagement, and motivates them to become community leaders in Sixth College, at UC San Diego, and in communities outside the university.

  • Through seminars, research, and social and cultural events, students are introduced to the academic, cultural, artistic, and social richness of the campus, provide information about resources, support students in finding extracurricular activities, and create opportunities to make connections to people, peers, faculty, staff, and campus community leaders.
  • Through special advising by Sixth College provost and Sixth College associated faculty, honors students will receive mentoring and guidance.

First-year Student Honors Sequence

Students who have distinguished themselves academically in their high schools are invited to participate in the First-year Student Honors Program. The qualifications are outstanding high school grade point averages (3.8) and College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test scores (SAT math: 700 and above, and SAT reading and writing: 700 and above). In the fall quarter, first-year students are invited to enroll in SXTH 20—First-year Student Honors Seminar, which is noted on the UC San Diego transcript for one unit. Students who were not originally invited and who completed at least twelve graded units with a 3.7 cumulative GPA, will be invited to join the honors program. Students need to maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA in order to remain in the honors program.

The weekly First-year Student Honors seminars include cultural and social events such as lectures, hikes, dinners, plays, music events, and visits to museums are also an important component of the program.