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To graduates of the University of California, or of other institutions of equal grade, who may wish to pursue advanced work, general or special, every facility is extended that the libraries, laboratories, and collections of the University afford. So far as possible, courses of study will be framed to meet the requirements of such students. These Courses, with the approval of the proper authority, may be so chosen by the student as to lead to a Masters' degree, to a Doctor's degree, or to a professional degree in some department of engineering.


Eight Regular Courses of study are at present established, leading directly, under conditions hereinafter stated, to corresponding degrees, namely:

In charge of the Faculty of the College of Letters,

I. The Classical Course, leading to the degree of A.B.;
II. The Literary Course, leading to the degree of B.L.;

III. The Course in Letters and Political Science, leading to the degree of

In charge, severally, of the respective Faculties of the five Colleges of Science,

IV. The Course in Agriculture;

V. The Course in Mechanics;

VI. The Course in Mining;

VII. The Course in Civil Engineering;

VIII. The Course in Chemistry;

each of which leads regularly to the degree of B.S.

To each of these Regular Courses there pertains an established curriculum of studies, prescribed and elective, arranged on a plan of four successive years, as exhibited on subsequent pages of this REGISTER.

There are provided, in addition, Courses at Large and Partial Courses, not leading directly to any degree, but through each of which some one of the above-named degrees is possibly attainable.


In respect to status, students are classed as Graduate and Undergraduate; and Undergraduates as Regular Students, Students at Large, and Partial Course Students, the latter being further classified as Special Students and Limited Students.

Graduate Students are such graduates of the University, or other institution empowered to confer like degrees on an equivalent basis, as are in residence and pursuing advanced or special studies under the direction of a Faculty.

Regular Students are such Undergraduates as are candidates for a degree in some one of the Regular Courses. They are ranked in four classes, of a year's work each, namely, the Fourth or Freshman, the Third or Sophomore, the Second or Junior, and the First or Senior.

Students at Large. Any successful candidate for admission to one of the Regular Courses is allowed to enroll himself as a Student at Large, and, with the advice and consent of the proper Faculty, to elect such a schedule of studies as will make up the full number of exercises a week required of Regular Students of the College in which he is enrolled. In other respects, Students at Large are subject to all the regulations governing Regular Students.

Special Students. Students who are mature-usually such only as have attained their majority-and who wish to pursue some one study and its related branches, may be permitted to do so, by making application through the Recorder of the Faculties.

Limited Students. Students who because of ill health or other disability are unable to pursue the full number of studies required' of Regular Students, or who cannot reside at the University long enough to complete a Regular Course, are granted the privilege of taking a Limited Course. But this privilege is withdrawn from students who fail to maintain a good record in scholarship.

Students at Large, Special Students, and Limited Students are not by virtue of their status candidates for any degree; but, upon completing a total of studies equivalent, in the judgment of the proper Faculty, to those of a Regular Course, they may by vote of that Faculty be recommended for the degree of the Course.



Applicants for admission to Undergraduate Courses must be at least sixteen years of age, must deposit with the Recorder a certificate of good moral character, and must pass a satisfactory examination in such of the following Subjects as are designated, on page 32 below, for the Course and Status sought:

1. ENGLISH. A short composition, correct in spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, and grammar, upon a subject announced at the time of the examination, and taken from the following works: Bulfinch's Age of Fable, chapters 1 to 29, or Tom Brown's School Days at Rugby, or Plutarch's Lives (Ginn's Selection); Scott's Lady of the Lake; Irving's Alhambra; Thackeray's Newcomes; Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and Julius Cæsar (Rolfe's or the Clarendon Press edition).

Applicants will also be required to analyze sentences from these works, and to pass an examination on some such work on rhetoric as A. S. Hill's Principles of Rhetoric, or Kellogg's Text-book (Lessons 1-71, inclusive).

2. ARITHMETIC. Including the metric system. The technical parts of Commercial Arithmetic, viz.: banking, profit and loss, commission, taxes, duties, stocks, insurance, exchange and average of payments, are not insisted on.

3. ALGEBRA. Through Quadratic Equations; namely, the various methods of factoring, the theory of exponents, integral and fractional, positive and negative, the calculus of radicals, ratio, and proportion; quadratic equations, both single and simultaneous, their solution and their theory, including all the recognized methods of solution and all equations reducible to the quadratic form and the formation of equations from given roots.

4. PLANE GEOMETRY. Including the general properties of regular polygons, their construction, perimeters and areas, and the different methods for determining the ratio of the circumference to the diameter.

5. GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. A knowledge of the principles of government, whether Federal, State, or local. This requirement presupposes an acquaintance with the history of the United States.

6. LATIN. Cæsar, Gallic War, Books 1.-Iv. (or Civil War, Books 1.-11.); Cicero, the four Catilinarian Orations; with questions, in both cases, on the implied grammar, the subject-matter and the corresponding archaeology; translation into Latin of simple English sentences.

7. LATIN. Cicero, the Orations Pro Archia Poeta and Pro Lege Manilia; Vergil, Eneid, Books 1.-VI.; with questions, in both cases, on the implied grammar,

the subject-matter and the corresponding archæology, and, in the case of Vergil, on the prosody; sight translation of easy Latin prose; translation into Latin of brief connected narratives.

8. GREEK. Xenophon, Anabasis, Book 1., with questions on the subject-matter, archæology, and grammar (with especial reference to etymology); White's First Lessons in Greek, lessons I.-LX.; translation into Greek of simple English


9. GREEK. Xenophon, Anabasis, Books II.-IV., or Goodwin's Greek Reader, pp. 37-111; Homer, Iliad, Books 1.-11.. omitting the catalogue of ships; with questions on the grammar (with especial reference to etymology), subject-matter, archæology and prosody; Jones' Greek Prose Composition, or its equivalent; sight translation of easy Greek prose.

10. ANCIENT History and GEOGRAPHY. (a) Greek history to the death of Alexander, with the connected geography.

(b) Roman history to the death of Commodus, with the connected geography. Smith's History of Greece and Liddell's History of Rome, or Myers and Allen's Ancient History, will serve to indicate the amount required.

11. PHYSICS. The elements of the subject, taught experimentally, as shown in some such work as Gage's Elements of Physics; Peck's Ganot (or a real equivalent) will include the topics required.


(a) Chemistry. The elements of chemistry (Eliot and Storer's Chemistry, Avery's Elementary Chemistry, or a thorough acquaintance with Meads' Chemical Primer). An examination in more advanced chemistry will be given to any who wish it, and candidates who pass it will be excused from taking Course I. in Elementary Chemistry (see page 57).

(b) Botany. The elements of botany. An accurate knowledge of Part 1. of Gray's How Plants Grow, and an acquaintance with the more prominent native or cultivated plants, their structure and botanical affinities.

(c) Physiology. The elements of physiology (Hutchison's or an equivalent). (d) Mineralogy. The elements of mineralogy. A good knowledge of the physical properties of minerals in general. Ability to determine, by their physical properties alone, twenty-five of the commonest minerals, and to give the reasons for the determination. First seventy-two pages of Nicol's Manual of Mineralogy, or first seventy-five pages of Dana's, third edition.

(e) Plane Trigonometry. The development of the general formula of plane trigonometry, solution of plane triangles, and practice in the use of logarithmic tables. Four-place logarithmic tables are furnished for use in the examination.

(f) Free-hand Drawing. Line drawing from models, copying of patterns, etc. Particular attention is given to correctness of form and smoothness of outline. The applicant will be tested in that free-hand use of the pencil which will be of most immediate value to him in pursuing the subject of mechanical drawing and mapping.

13. MEDIEVAL AND MODERN HISTORY. Fisher's Medieval History and Fisher's Modern History, being Parts II. and III. of Fisher's Outlines of

Universal History, or Myers' Medieval and Modern History, will indicate the period to be covered and the amount required.

14. ENGLISH. The examination in this subject will presuppose thorough study of the selections named below. The candidate should be prepared to elucidate in full the meaning of any passage in the works assigned; to paraphrase such passage; to point out the rhetorical figures in it; to answer questions concerning the lives of the authors and the subject-matter and structure of the works studied. The history of words should also receive attention, Skeat's Etymological Dictionary being taken as the authority. For the present, the examination in word-derivation will be limited to Spenser's Prothalamion. The examination will be upon the following works: Whittier's Snow-Bound; Longfellow's Evangeline; Lowell's Sir Launfal; Sir Roger de Coverley; Burke's Works, edited by Payne, Vol. 1.; Milton's Comus (Clarendon Press, or Clark and Maynard); and Hales' Longer English Poems, omitting Dryden's Mac Flecknoe, Johnson's London, Johnson's Vanity of Human Wishes, Scott's Cadyow Castle, Wordsworth's Laodamia, and Shelley's Adonais.

15. A MODERN LANGUAGE. Namely, either of the following, involving about two years' work:

(a) German. The ability to read at sight simple German prose, and to translate correctly simple English into German; a knowledge of the principles of German grammar, as contained in any good work on the subject.

(b) French. The ability to read at sight simple French prose, and to translate correctly simple English into French; a knowledge of the principles of French grammar, as contained in any good work on the subject.

Specimen Papers. Specimen examination papers in the foregoing subjects are contained in the Admission Circular [Bulletin No. 6], which will be sent to any address on application to the RECORDER OF THE FACULTIES, Berkeley, California.


Of the foregoing subjects, one of the following four groups must be taken, according to the Course applied for:

GROUP I. For the Classical Course.-Subjects 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. GROUP II. For the Literary Course.-Subjects 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, and 14.

GROUP III. For the Course in Letters and Political Science.-Subjects 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 14, and either 6 or 15; or, at the option of the applicant, Group I. or Group II.; or, until 1896, Group IV.

A signal failure in Subject 14 will exclude the applicant from this Course. GROUP IV. For the Course in Agriculture, in Mechanics, in Mining, in Civil Engineering, or in Chemistry.-Subjects 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, and either 6 or 14.

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