Practicum

The Sixth College Practicum is an upper-division, four-unit general education requirement that embodies the college’s commitment to active, hands-on learning. Students enroll in courses that have a service-learning or community-based component to the curriculum and should keep the following logistical details in mind while considering when to complete the Practicum.

  • Continuing students must have completed at least ninety units.
  • All students should do their Practicum project as soon as possible!
  • The Practicum can be done before, while, or after taking CAT 125.
  • A Practicum class may be taken pass/no pass.
  • Retroactive credit is not accepted!

Learn more about the many options for fulfilling the Practicum requirement!

Practicum Partner Spotlight

The Sixth College Practicum program has partnered with a number of unique and exciting programs at UC San Diego. Check out links to each below.

Practicum Student Experiences

Students experience amazing changes when they engage in hands-on learning. Below are interviews, mini-documentaries, and sample projects of students who participated in various Practicum projects.

  • Divine Comedy x Comicraft = Comic Squared

  • Comicraft: Docucomics

  • iPhoneography: Student Film Practicum

  • Filmmaking and Authentic Narrative Practicum: High Tech High Student Films


  • Jeans for Justice: Sexual Violence Practicum

  • UCDC (University of California/District of Columbia)

  • Practicum Students: ArtsBridge, UCDC, Study Abroad

Practicum in the News

Find below a sample of the newspieces published about various Practicum programs and specific Practicum courses as well as articles written and projects completed by former Practicum students.

2013

2012

2011

2010

Questions?

Virtual Advising:

Available through vac.ucsd.edu.

Walk-In Advising:

Held in the Sixth College Hub.

Monday: Closed.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:30-3:30 p.m.