Scholars Program

The Scholars Program at Santa Monica College is a highly demanding, enriched educational program that prepares students with outstanding scholastic achievements for transfer to a four-year college or university. Students completing the Scholars Program are recognized as well-prepared and are guaranteed priority consideration at the junior level in most majors at:

   •   University of California, Los Angeles,
   •   University of California, Santa Cruz,
   •   University of California, Irvine,
   •   California State University, Northridge,
   •   Loyola-Marymount University,
   •   Occidental College,
   •   Pomona College, and
   •   Chapman College.

Scholars Program students receive a number of benefits including:

   •   Priority registration at Santa Monica College;
   •   A special Scholars counselor and Scholars tutor to help during their semesters at Santa Monica College;
   •   Special Scholars Classes limited to 25 students;
   •   Workshops and other assistance in registration, financial aid, and housing at their transfer institutions; and
   •   Special invitations to a variety of programs at Santa Monica College and the participating universities.

To be eligible for the Scholars Program, students must first apply through the Scholars Program Office and meet the following requirements:


   •   Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school,
   •   Must be eligible to take English 1, and
   •   Must write an essay to be evaluated by the Scholars Program Coordinator and the Scholars Counselor.

Continuing Students:

   •   Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 12 units of UC/CSU transferable courses and
   •   Must have an A or B in English 21 or English 1 at SMC.

Once accepted into the program, students are required to:

   •   Maintain a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0,
   •   Complete special Scholars Program courses, and
   •   Complete all pre-major and general education requirements set by their transfer institution.

The special Scholars Program courses are rigorous, university-level sections that satisfy general education requirements in the following areas:

   •   English Composition and Critical Thinking
   •   Life Science
   •   Mathematics
   •   Physical Science
   •   Social Science

For further information, please call Teresa Garcia in the Scholars Program Office at (310) 434-4371.

Note: Scholars students will receive Scholars credit for any section of Biology 21 or 23 as well as any Modern Language Intermediate I or II course (with prior approval of the Scholars Coordinator).

ANTHRO 1, Physical Anthropology • 3 units; UC, CSU

1091   8:00a-9:20a TTh   DRSCHR 207   Haradon C M

ANTHRO 2, Cultural Anthropology • 3 units; UC, CSU

1100   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 205   Minzenberg E G

ANTHRO 5, Physical Anthropology with Lab • 4 units; UC, CSU

1109   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 136   Austin J K

   11:25a-2:30p Th   DRSCHR 136   Austin J K

BIOL 3, Fundamentals of Biology • 4 units; UC, CSU

1202   8:00a-11:05a MW   SCI 225   Kim-Rajab O S

COMM 10, Journalism, Gender, and Race • 3 units; UC (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement); CSU

1439   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUNDY 239   Horwitz J T

ECON 2, Principles of Macroeconomics • 3 units; UC, CSU

1736   11:15a-12:35p TTh   HSS 153   Keskinel M

ENGL 1, Reading and Composition 1 • 3 units; UC, CSU

1757   8:00a-9:20a MW   DRSCHR 203   Driscoll L V

1780   9:30a-10:50a TTh   DRSCHR 201   Fonseca M L

1787   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 206   Zehr D M

ENGL 2, Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition • 3 units; UC, CSU

1832   8:00a-9:20a MW   DRSCHR 201   Fonseca M L

1836   8:00a-9:20a TTh   LA 200   Arieff D E

1853   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 210   Dossett G H

1859   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 201   Simpson L E

1874   12:45p-2:05p TTh   DRSCHR 211   Cramer T R

1882   2:15p-3:35p MW   LA 200   Edelmann C

1887   2:15p-3:35p TTh   LA 121   Mattessich S N

GEOG 5, Physical Geography with Lab • 4 units; UC, CSU

2208   9:30a-12:35p MW   HSS 251   Selby W A

GEOG 11, World Geography: Introduction to Global Studies • 3 units; UC, CSU

2212   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 251   Morris P S

GLOBAL STUDIES 11, World Geography: Introduction to Global Studies • 3 units; UC, CSU

NEW 3164   8:00-9:20a TTh   HSS 251   Morris P S

HIST 1, History of Western Civilization I • 3 units; UC, CSU

2266   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 204   Ness B J

HIST 11, History of the United States through Reconstruction • 3 units; UC, CSU

2292   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 105   Chi J S

HIST 12, United States History Since Reconstruction • 3 units; UC, CSU

2300   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 106   Gantner D C

HIST 13, History of the U.S. after 1945 • 3 units; UC, CSU

2303   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 103   Borghei S C

HIST 34, World Civilizations II • 3 units; UC, CSU

2325   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 103   Farrell J

MATH 54, Elementary Statistics • 4 units; UC, CSU

2573   10:15a-12:20p MW   MC 67   McGraw C K

2576   12:45p-2:50p TTh   MC 71   Edinger G C

MUSIC 1, Fundamentals of Music • 3 units; UC*, CSU

2628   12:45p-2:05p MW   PAC 210   Zusman S P

MUSIC 32, Appreciation of Music • 3 units; UC, CSU

2646   2:15p-3:35p MW   PAC 210   Zusman S P

MUSIC 33, Jazz in American Culture • 3 units; UC (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement), CSU

2654   8:00a-9:20a TTh   PAC 114   Bourquin C J

PHILOS 1, Knowledge and Reality • 3 units; UC, CSU

2803   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 252   Katherine A L

PHILOS 2, Ethics • 3 units; UC, CSU

2811   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 150   Stramel J S

PHILOS 51, Political Philosophy • 3 units; UC, CSU

2828   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 156   Oifer E R

POL SC 1, National and California Government • 3 units; UC, CSU

2900   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 153   Schultz C K

2902   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 150   Schultz C K

POL SC 2, Comparative Government and Politics • 3 units; UC, CSU

2915   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 155   Berman Dianne R

POL SC 51, Political Philosophy • 3 units; UC, CSU

2932   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 156   Oifer E R

PSYCH 1, General Psychology • 3 units; UC, CSU

2954   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 254   Phillips D M

PSYCH 11, Child Growth and Development • 3 units; UC, CSU

2987   2:15p-3:35p MW   HSS 254   Matheson C C

SOCIOL 1, Introduction to Sociology • 3 units; UC, CSU

3014   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 156   Massey R A

SPEECH 11, Argumentation • 3 units; UC, CSU

3102   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 105   Brown N A

WOM ST 10, Introduction to Women’s Studies • 3 units; UC, CSU

3147   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 152   Klein M C

See full schedule listing for section details.

Santa Monica College provides access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or gender. All students are eligible to apply for special programs. Please see program coordinator or attend orientation for additional information.

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