Choosing a college because your friends are going there or because of where it ranks on a list does not take into account who you are and who you will become. Since UCSD ranks in the top 10 in all the surveys, you know you will receive an excellent education here. At Sixth College, our goal is to prepare students to become effective global citizens who engage creatively and ethically with the complex issues facing the world. Through Sixth College's academic and co-curricular programs, you will learn to become innovative, interconnected, and aware.
At Sixth College, our programs, services, and facilities are designed to create a supportive environment that enhances the personal development and learning of our entire campus community. Working in partnership with faculty and staff, we prepare our students to be responsible and contributing members of a diverse, global society by providing learning-centered environments, meaningful out-of-class opportunities, and professional support services that help you learn through your co-curricular experience and achieve academic success.
While it might be that you enjoy participating in some of our annual traditions such as the Chocolate Festival, Let It Flow: A Soulful Night at Sixth, Spirit of the Masters or Kuncocshun; it may also be that getting involved in our Sixth College Student Council, serving as a Resident Advisor or being part of IGNITE, Sixth College’s Leadership Development Program would be a way for you to gain valuable leadership skills and experiences. To learn more about Sixth, we encourage you to check out our virtual tours of the residence halls and look into all co-curricular opportunities available at Sixth College!
For detailed Sixth College GE requirements, please visit our GE and Graduation requirement page.
Students must take 12 courses encompassing a variety of disciplines.
Note: Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit may be used to satisfy only 1 course in each area.
The mission of Sixth College’s Academic Advising staff is to help students integrate into the UCSD academic community and develop sound academic, career and life goals. Academic advising is an intentional educational partnership between advisors and students and is a process that considers and respects students’ diverse backgrounds, interests and abilities. As Academic Advisors, we strive to develop personal and caring relationships with our students and are looking forward to continuing our tradition of excellence in the delivery of academic advising services.
The Sixth College core academic program focuses on Culture, Art and Technology. In this program, students take an interdisciplinary look at how the things we humans make—specifically, art and technology—reflect what we believe and value, focus our attention, and alter our environment. Our partnership with ArtPower! in creating our Arts6 program helps students explore these themes.
Students at Sixth College also participate in the upper-division Practicum. The goal of the Practicum is to have students build bridges to local and global communities, engaging students in communal work, and fostering an ethical obligation to service.