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Here are the departments accepting S/NC in spring 2020

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On Thursday, the Faculty Senate voted 36-15 to mandate that all spring quarter courses be graded on a satisfactory/no-credit (S/NC) basis. Courses in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Law School and Stanford School of Medicine’s M.D. program were exempt from this decision, but those schools may opt in.

The Senate also approved a measure that “strongly urges” departments and programs to “exclude units of credit earned for a ‘CR’ or ‘S’ grade during spring quarter 2019-20 from program unit maximums and/or alter program requirements as appropriate.”

The Daily has reached out to all of Stanford’s departments, schools and programs that offer undergraduate and/or graduate degrees to compile a list of those accepting courses taken on a S/NC basis this spring for degree requirements. Ways of Thinking/Ways of Doing, Thinking Matters and Program in Writing and Rhetoric courses taken S/NC in the spring will also count toward undergraduate graduation requirements.

No departments, schools or programs have yet said that they will not be accepting courses taken S/NC this spring. The following list will be updated as The Daily receives additional responses.

Graduate School of Business (All degrees)

Graduate School of Education
Education (Minor)

School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (All degrees)

School of Engineering
Aeronautics and Astronautics (Major, Minor)
Architectural Design (Major)
Atmosphere and Energy (Major)
Bioengineering (All degrees)
Biomechanical Engineering (Major)
Biomedical Computation (Major)
Chemical Engineering (Major, Minor)
Civil Engineering (Major, Minor)
Computer Science (Major, Minor, M.S.)
Electrical Engineering (Major, Minor)
Engineering Physics (Major)
Environmental Systems Engineering (Major, Minor)
Management Science and Engineering (Major, Minor)
Materials Science and Engineering (Major, Minor)
Mechanical Engineering (All degrees)
Product Design (Major)

School of Humanities & Sciences
American Studies (Major, Minor)
Anthropology (All degrees)
Applied Physics (All degrees)
Art and Art History (All degrees)
Archaeology (Major, Minor)
Biology (Major, Minor)
Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (Major, Minor)
Center for Ethics in Society (All degrees)
Chemistry (Major, Minor)
Classics (Major, Minor)
Communication (All degrees)
Creative Writing (Minor)
Data Science (Minor)
Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (All degrees)
East Asian Studies (All degrees)
Economics (Major, Minor)
English (All degrees)
Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Major, Minor)
History (Major, Minor)
Human Biology (Major, Minor)
Human Rights (Minor)
International Relations (Major, Minor)
Language Center (All degrees)
Linguistics (Major, Minor)
Mathematical and Computational Science (Major, Minor)
Mathematics (Major, Minor)
Music (Major, Minor)
Philosophy (Major, Minor)
Physics (Major, Minor)
Political Science (Major, Minor)
Psychology (Major, Minor)
Public Policy (Major, Minor)
Religious Studies (Major, Minor)
Science, Technology and Society (Major)
Sociology (Major, Minor)
Statistics (Minor)
Symbolic Systems (Major, Minor)
Urban Studies (Major, Minor)

School of Medicine
Biochemistry (All degrees)
Bioengineering (All degrees)
Biomedical Informatics (All degrees)
Biophysics (All degrees)
Cancer Biology (All degrees)
Chemical and Systems Biology (All degrees)
Epidemiology and Clinical Research (M.S., Ph.D.)
Genetics (All degrees)
Health Policy (M.S., Ph.D.)
Immunology (All degrees)
Microbiology and Immunology (All degrees)
Molecular and Cellular Physiology (All degrees)
Neurosciences (All degrees)
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (All degrees)

Contact Camryn Pak at cpak23 ‘at’ stanford.edu.

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Camryn Pak '23 is a desk editor for news. She is majoring in American Studies with a focus on Inequality, Media and the Law. Contact her at cpak23 'at' stanford.edu.