Upper Division Composition

Fulfill UC Davis Upper Division Writing Requirements

To fulfill the Upper Division English Composition Requirement, biomedical engineering students may choose from eight University Writing Program (UWP) courses. Each one focuses on a different type of writing: UWP 101 is general advanced composition, the UWP 102 series focuses on writing done in specific academic disciplines and the UWP 104 series focuses on writing done in distinct professions. You can read the expanded course descriptions below:

The Upper Division Composition Exam

If you pass the Upper Division Composition Exam, you do not have to take an upper division composition course. However, we strongly recommend that you take the course as a GE because it provides valuable writing experience in your profession. The exam is given quarterly and you have up to two attempts to pass it.