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  • Did your Practicum project make an impact? Apply for the Practicum Excellence Award! Applications are due Friday, May 9th.
  • The online Practicum Proposal system will open for summer and fall 2014 on Monday, April 14th, and close Friday, May 23rd.

The Sixth College Practicum is an upper-division, general education requirement that embodies the College’s commitment to active, hands-on learning. Sixth College students may choose a course, internship, research opportunity, or study abroad program for their Practicum Project that develops both their academic and professional skills.

Students may choose ONE of the following 4-unit upper division options:

Research has shown that all types of experiential learning, including service-learning, help students acquire essential leadership skills, improve their communication skills, increase self-awareness, and enhance multicultural and global understanding. Employers are also more likely to hire college graduates who have engaged in some type of community service, practical work, or volunteerism. Through the Sixth College Practicum, students enroll in courses that have an experiential, service-learning, or community-based component to the curriculum. 

If you have any questions, please contact Sixth College Academic Programs at (858) 822-2275, or at http://vac.ucsd.edu, or see the Practicum Frequently Asked Questions.

Check out these Practicum opportunities!

*Discounts available for Sixth College Students!


Walk-in Hours

Winter Quarter 2014

Tuesday - Thursday
9:30-11:30 AM
1:30-2:30 PM
or by appointment via the
Virtual Advising Center

Academic Programs
Pepper Canyon Hall
Room 257
(858) 822-2275

Virtual Advising Center

Tuesday: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM  - 12:00 PM

Thursday: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

“I have had the privilege of being involved in various student leadership organizations both on the Sixth College and university-wide levels, however, this experience has been one of the most meaningful, for the impact that a wonderful resource such as the Writing Studio produces can be seen almost immediately.”

-CAT 124: Coaching the Craft of Writing student, Fall 2012

“A strong background is the most important thing that everyone, not just a student, needs.  My practicum helped me realize this.”

-EDS/Partners At Learning student, Spring 2012