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The 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. Please 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.






Virtual Advising:

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Walk-In Advising:

Held in the Sixth College Annex.

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