Major Preparation Selection Criteria 2017-18

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Major Preparation Selection Criteria 2017-18

UCSC will be screening for major preparation in the areas of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cognitive Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, including the following majors (details provided below)

Applied Physics
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biology, BA
Biology, BS
Business Management Economics
Chemistry
Cognitive Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science: Computer Game Design
Ecology and Evolution
Economics
Economics/Mathematics Combined Major
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies/Biology Combined Major
Environmental Studies/Earth Sciences Combined Major
Environmental Studies/Economics Combined Major
Global Economics
Human Biology
Marine Biology
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Network and Digital Technology
Neuroscience
Plant Sciences
Physics
Physics (Astrophysics)
Physics Education
Psychology
Robotics Engineering
Sociology
Technology and Information Management

For the following Biological Sciences majors: Biology (BA), Ecology and Evolution, Marine Biology, Plant Sciences

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s introductory biology courses: BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B or BIOE 20C. (An AP Biology score of 5 can be substituted for BIOL 20A).
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s introductory chemistry course sequence of CHEM 1A and CHEM 1B (complete chemistry series, 1A, 1B, and 1C recommended). An AP Chemistry score of 5 can be substituted for CHEM 1A.
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s MATH 11A or MATH 19A or AMS 15A*. (An AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5, or an AP Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5, can be substituted for MATH 11A or Math 19A.) *Note: Students who have not yet completed a course in calculus may still qualify for the biology B.A. major.
  4. Minimum grade point average of 2.0 in the above major-preparatory courses.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least three courses between #1 and #2, and one mathematics course from #3 above (except for biology B.A. applicants), all with minimum grades of C (2.0), or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

While it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to have completed the complete chemistry series (1A, 1B, 1C/N), calculus series (MATH 11B, MATH 19B, or AMS 15B), and physics series (PHYS 6A/L, plus 6B OR 6C).

For the following Biological Sciences majors: Biology (BS), Human Biology, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, Neuroscience

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s introductory biology course sequence of BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B. (An AP Biology score of 5 can be substituted for BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B.)
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s introductory chemistry course sequence of CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C. 
  3. Minimum grade point average of 2.30 for the Human Biology major; minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all other majors.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least two courses between #1 and #2 above, minimum grade of 2.0 for the biology B.S., MCD biology, and neuroscience majors, and minimum of 2.30 for the human biology major, or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

For students attending institutions that do not compute plus/minus grades, an overall GPA of 2.30 in the above courses will be required for the human biology major.

While it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete courses equivalent to BIOE 20C (not required for the human biology major), MATH 11A and MATH 11B, and also AMS 5 or AMS 7/L prior to enrolling at UCSC. An AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5, or an AP Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5, can be substituted for MATH 11A.

For intended human biology majors, although it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete the Spanish language requirement prior to enrolling at UCSC.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s BIOL 20A. (An AP Biology score of 5 can be substituted for BIOL 20A.)
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s introductory chemistry course sequence of CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C. 
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s MATH 11A, Calculus with Applications, or 19A, Calculus for Science Engineering, and Mathematics. (An AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5, or an AP Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5, can be substituted for MATH 11A or Math 19A.)
  4. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's CHEM 8A (formerly CHEM 108A), Organic Chemistry.
  5. Minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the above major-preparatory courses.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least the biology course from #1 above and one chemistry course from #2 above, with an overall GPA of 2.50 in those two courses, or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

While it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to have completed a course equivalent to UCSC's CHEM 108B (Organic Chemistry part 2) prior to enrolling at UCSC. Completing part two of the organic chemistry sequence allows students to enroll in UCSC's Biochemistry 100A, which is only offered in the fall quarter.

Chemistry

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to UCSC’s introductory chemistry course sequence of CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B, and CHEM 1C. (An AP Chemistry score of 5 can be substituted for CHEM 1A).
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s MATH 22, Introduction to Calculus of Several Variables.
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to one of the following UCSC math sequences: MATH 11A and 11B, Calculus with Applications; or MATH 19A and MATH 19B, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics; or AMS 15A and AMS 15B, Case-Study Calculus I and II. (An AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5, or an AP Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5, can be substituted for MATH 11A or Math 19A.)
  4. Minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the above major-preparatory courses.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least one chemistry course from #1 above, and one mathematics course from #2 or #3 above with an overall GPA of 2.50 in those two courses, or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

In order to graduate within two years, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to have completed the introductory physics series and the organic chemistry series prior to enrolling at UCSC. Students offered admission to winter 2018 will be required to have completed the introductory physics series and the organic chemistry series prior to enrolling at UCSC.

Cognitive Science

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's calculus course (AMS 11A, MATH 11A, MATH 19A, or MATH 20A). (An AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5, or Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5 can be substituted.) 
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's PSYC 2, Introduction to Psychological Statistics, AMS 5, or AMS 7/L, Statistics. (An AP Statistics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for PSYC 2 or AMS 5.)
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to one of the following UCSC programming courses (An AP Computer Science A score of 3, 4, or 5 can be substituted for the programming requirement):
    • CMPS 5J, Introduction to Programming in Java
    • CMPS 5P, Introduction to Programming in Python
    • CMPS 12A, Introduction to Programming (Accelerated)
    • CMPS 5C, Introduction to Programming in C/C++
    • CMPE 13/L, Introduction to Programming in Data Structures
  4. Minimum grade point average of 2.8 in all the above major-preparatory courses.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least two courses from #1 and #2 above, with a minimum GPA of 2.80 in those two courses, or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

All Economics majors: Business Management Economics, Economics, Global Economics, and Economics/Mathematics combined major

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s ECON 1, Introductory Microeconomics (An AP Microeconomics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for ECON 1.)
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s ECON 2, Introductory Macroeconomics (An AP Macroeconomics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for ECON 2.)
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s ECON/AMS 11A, Mathematical Methods for Economists or MATH 11A, Calculus with Applications or MATH 19A, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. (An AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5, or an AP Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5, can be substituted for MATH 11A or Math 19A.)
  4. Minimum grade point average of 2.80 in the above three courses.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least one economics course from #1 or #2 above, with a minimum GPA of 2.80, or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

While it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to have completed lower-division mathematics and statistics courses required for their intended economics major prior to enrolling at UCSC.

Environmental Studies

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to UCSC’s ENVS 23, The Physical and Chemical Environment, or a course articulated to UCSC’s CHEM 1A, General Chemistry (an AP Chemistry score of 5 can be substituted for CHEM 1A).
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to UCSC's ENVS 24, General Ecology, or a course articulated to BIOE 20C, Ecology and Evolution.
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s ENVS 25, Environmental Policy and Economics. A course articulated to ECON 1, Microeconomics (an AP Microeconomics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted) or ECON 2, Macroeconomics (an AP Macroeconomics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted), plus a UC-transferable course in national or international politics, can be substituted for ENVS 25.
  4. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s AMS 5, Statistics, or AMS 7/L, Statistical Methods for the Biological, Environmental, and Health Sciences. (An AP Statistics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted.)
  5. Students who receive two or more grades of D, F, or NP (no pass) in the above required courses are not eligible for the major. NOTE: For students who have received “Academic Renewal” (AR) in any of the above courses, the original grade (as it appears on your official transcript) will be applied toward this limitation.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least two courses from #1, #2, #3, and #4 above, or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

Environmental Studies/Biology

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's BIOL 20A, The Physical and Chemical Environment (an AP Biology score of 5 can be substituted).
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s BIOE 20C, Ecology and Evolution.
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to UCSC’s introductory chemistry course sequence, with related labs: CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B, CHEM 1M, CHEM 1C, and CHEM 1N. (An AP Chemistry score of 5 can be substituted for CHEM 1A).
  4. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s AMS 5, Statistics, or AMS 7/L, Statistical Methods for the Biological, Environmental, and Health Sciences. (An AP Statistics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted.)
  5. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s ENVS 25, Environmental Policy and Economics. A course articulated to ECON 1, Microeconomics (an AP Microeconomics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted) or ECON 2, Macroeconomics (an AP Macroeconomics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted), plus a UC-transferable course in national or international politics, can be substituted for ENVS 25.
  6. Students who receive two or more grades of D, F, or NP (no pass) in the above required courses are not eligible for the major. NOTE: For students who have received “Academic Renewal” (AR) in any of the above courses, the original grade (as it appears on your official transcript) will be applied toward this limitation.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least three courses from #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 above, or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

Environmental Studies/Earth Sciences

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's ENVS 24, General Ecology, or a course articulated to BIOE 20C, Ecology and Evolution.
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to UCSC’s introductory chemistry course sequence, with related labs: CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B, CHEM 1M, CHEM 1C, and CHEM 1N. (An AP Chemistry score of 5 can be substituted for CHEM 1A).
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s AMS 7/L, Statistical Methods for the Biological, Environmental, and Health Sciences, and either MATH 11A, Calculus with Applications, or MATH 19A, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. (An AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5, or Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5 can be substituted.)
  4. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s ENVS 25, Environmental Policy and Economics. A course articulated to ECON 1, Microeconomics (an AP Microeconomics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted) or ECON 2, Macroeconomics (an AP Macroeconomics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted), plus a UC-transferable course in national or international politics, can be substituted for ENVS 25.
  5. Students who receive two or more grades of D, F, or NP (no pass) in the above required courses are not eligible for the major. NOTE: For students who have received “Academic Renewal” (AR) in any of the above courses, the original grade (as it appears on your official transcript) will be applied toward this limitation.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least two courses from #1, #2, #3, and #4 above, or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

Environmental Studies/Economics

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's ENVS 23, The Physical and Chemical Environment, or a course articulated to UCSC’s CHEM 1A, General Chemistry. (An AP Chemistry score of 5 can be substituted for CHEM 1A).
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's ENVS 24, General Ecology, or a course articulated to BIOE 20C, Ecology and Evolution.
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s ECON 1, Microeconomics. (An AP Microeconomics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted.)
  4. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a UC-transferable course in national or international politics.
  5. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s ECON 11A, Mathematical Methods for Economists, or MATH 11A, Calculus with Applications, or MATH 19A, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. (An AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5, or Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5 can be substituted.)
  6. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s AMS 5, Statistics, or AMS 7/L, Statistical Methods for the Biological, Environmental, and Health Sciences. (An AP Statistics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted.)
  7. Students who receive two or more grades of D, F, or NP (no pass) in the above required courses are not eligible for the major. NOTE: For students who have received “Academic Renewal” (AR) in any of the above courses, the original grade (as it appears on your official transcript) will be applied toward this limitation.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least three courses from #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6 above, or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

All Physics majors: Applied Physics, Physics, Physics (Astrophysics), and Physics Education

Students will be held to having completed the following by the end of the spring 2017 term:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to UCSC’s introductory physics course sequence of PHYS 5A, PHYS 5B, and PHYS 5C. (An AP Physics – C, Mechanics score of 5 can be substituted for PHYS 5A. An AP Physics – C, Electricity & Magnetism score of 5 can be substituted for PHYS 5C.)
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to UCSC’s MATH 19A and MATH 19B, Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. (An AP Calculus AB score of 4 or 5, or an AP Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5, can be substituted for Math 19A.)
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s MATH 23A, Vector Calculus.
  4. Minimum grade point average of 2.70 in the introductory physics courses (PHYS 5A, 5B, and 5C).

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least one physics course from #1 above and at least one mathematics course from #2 or #3 above, with a minimum GPA of 2.70 in those two courses, or applicable AP exam credit (also listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

While it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete as many of the following as possible before enrolling at UCSC: a) complete a course equivalent to UCSC’s Physics 5D (required if offered winter 2018 admission); b) complete a course equivalent to UCSC’s Math 23B; c) complete courses equivalent to UCSC’s Math 21 (required if offered winter 2018 admission) and Math 24 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each; d) fulfill IGETC or partial IGETC. Not having at least items listed under ‘a’ and ‘d’ completed will make it difficult for a student to graduate in two years. Please note: no chemistry courses are recommended.

Psychology

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of B- (2.7)* in a course articulated to UCSC's PSYC 1, Introduction to Psychology (An AP Psychology score of 4 or 5 can substitute for PSYC 1.)  *Note: If a grade of C (2.0) or C+ (2.3) was earned in an equivalent course, a student must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.7) in a course articulated to UCSC’s PSYC 10, Introduction to Developmental Psychology.
  2. Minimum grade of B- (2.7) in a course articulated to UCSC's PSYC 2, Introduction to Psychological Statistics, AMS 5 or AMS 7/L, Statistics. (An AP Statistics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for PSYC 2 or AMS 5.)
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's MATH 3, Precalculus. (An AP Calculus AB or BC score of 3, 4, or 5 can substitute for MATH 3.) Please note that an acceptable course in calculus may be used as a substitution of this course requirement. Business calculus is also acceptable.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least the introductory psychology course from the above (#1) with a minimum grade of B- (2.70), or the qualifying AP score equivalent. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

Sociology

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s SOCY 1, Introduction to Sociology.
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s SOCY 10, Issues and Problems in American Society
  3. Minimum grade point average of 2.30 in the above major-preparatory courses.

By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least the one sociology course from the above (#1 or #2) with a minimum grade of C+ (2.30). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the UC application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

For students attending institutions that do not compute plus/minus grades, an overall GPA of 2.30 in the above sociology courses will be required for the major.

Although it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete a transferable course in statistical methods and a transferable course in research methods prior to enrolling at UCSC. Students offered admission for winter 2018 will be required to have completed a transferable course in research methods prior to enrolling at UCSC.

Jack Baskin School of Engineering Majors

Bioengineering, B.S. (includes all concentrations)

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least five (5) of the lower-division requirements from the list below. A minimum 2.80 GPA is required in those five courses.
  2. Complete an additional four (4) of the following lower-division requirements from the list below by the end of the spring 2017 term with a minimum 2.80 GPA.
  3. All lower-division requirements must be completed with a minimum 2.80 GPA.
  4. All lower-division requirements completed will be counted toward the GPA.
  • MATH 19A
  • MATH 19B
  • AMS 10 or MATH 21
  • AMS 20 or MATH 24
  • BIOL 20A
  • BIOE 20B
  • CHEM 1A
  • CHEM 1B/M
  • CHEM 1C/N
  • CHEM 8A/L
    (formerly CHEM 108A/L)
  • CHEM 8B/M
    (formerly CHEM 108B/M)
  • CMPE 9
  • CMPE 12/L
  • CMPE 13/L or CMPS 12 A/L
    or CMPS 5J and CMPS 11
  • PHYS 5A/L
  • PHYS 5C/N

Bioinformatics, B.S.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least four (4) of the lower-division requirements from the list below. A minimum 2.80 GPA is required in those four courses.
  2. Complete a minimum of four (4) remaining lower-division requirements from the list below by the end of the spring 2017 term with a minimum 2.80 GPA.
  3. All lower-division requirements must be completed with a minimum 2.80 GPA. 
  • MATH 19A
  • MATH 19B
  • MATH 23A
  • BIOL 20A
  • BIOE 20B
  • CHEM 1A
  • CHEM 1B/M
  • CHEM 1C/N
  • CHEM 8A/L
    (formerly CHEM 108A/L)
  • CHEM 8B/M
    (formerly CHEM 108B/M)
  • CMPS 12A/L or CMPS 5J and CMPS 11
    or CMPE 12/L and CMPE 13/L
  • CMPS 12B/M

Computer Engineering, B.S. and Robotics Engineering, B.S.

Requirements for the majors include the following:

  1. By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least four (4) of the lower-division requirements from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those four courses.
  2. Complete all remaining lower-division requirements from the list below by the end of the spring 2017 term with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  3. All required lower-division requirements must be completed with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • MATH 19A
  • MATH 19B
  • One of the following:
    MATH 23A or AMS 10 or MATH 21
    or AMS 20.
  • PHYS 5A/L
  • PHYS 5C/N
  • Programming course
    even if not articulated.

To ensure transfer students can graduate in a timely fashion, it is also recommended that students complete the following prior to transfer:

  • AMS 10 or MATH 21 (remaining course)
  • AMS 20 (remaining course)
  • MATH 23A (remaining course)
  • CMPE 12/L
  • CMPE 13/L or CMPS 12A/L
  • CMPE 16
  • PHYS 5B/M
  • CMPS 12B/M
  • EE 101/L

Please note: For students who complete all the lower-division requirements and all the recommended courses, a minimum GPA of 2.80 will be used for admission to the major.

Computer Science, B.S., B.A. and Computer Science: Computer Game Design, B.S.

Requirements for the majors include the following:

  1. By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least three (3) of the foundation courses from the list below. A minimum 2.80 GPA is required in those three courses.
  2. Complete all remaining foundation courses from the list below by the end of the spring 2017 term with a minimum 2.80 GPA.
  3. All foundation courses must be completed with a minimum 2.80 GPA.
  • MATH 19A
  • MATH 19B
  • CMPS 12A/L or CMPS 5J
    and CMPS 11 or CMPE 13/L
  • CMPS 12B/M
  • CMPE 16

Please note: For students who have completed either the equivalent of CMPE 12/L or PHYS 5A/L, only three of the remaining foundation courses must be completed.

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least four (4) of the foundation courses from the list below. A minimum 2.80 GPA is required in those four courses.
  2. Complete all remaining foundation courses from the list below by the end of the spring 2017 term with a minimum 2.80 GPA.
  3. All foundation courses must be completed with a minimum 2.80 GPA.
  • MATH 19A
  • MATH 19B
  • AMS 10 or MATH 21
  • AMS 20 or MATH 24
  • PHYS 5A/L
  • PHYS 5B/M
  • PHYS 5C/N

Network and Digital Technology, B.A.  

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. By the end of the fall 2016 term, a student must have completed at least four (4) of the lower-division requirements from the list below.
  2. Complete an additional one (1) of the following lower-division requirements from the list below by the end of the spring 2017 term with a minimum 2.80 GPA.
  3. All lower-division requirements completed will be counted toward the GPA.
  4. One programming course must be completed by the end of the spring 2017 term, even if the programming course is not articulated.
  5. It is strongly recommended that applicants complete PHYS 5A/L and PHYS 5C/N prior to transfer.
  • MATH 19A
  • MATH 19B
  • MATH 23A
  • AMS 10 or MATH 21
  • AMS 20 or MATH 24
  • CMPE 12/L
  • CMPE 13/L
  • CMPE 16
  • CMPE 80E
  • CMPS 12B/M
  • PHYS 5A/L or PHYS 6A/L
  • PHYS 5C/N or PHYS 6C/N
  • EE 101/L

Please note: For students who complete all the lower-division requirements and all the recommended courses, a minimum GPA of 2.30 will be used for admission to the major.

Technology and Information Management, B.S.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. By the end of the fall 2016 term a student must have completed at least three (3) of the lower-division requirements listed below. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required in those three courses.
  2. Complete two (2) additional lower-division requirements from the list below by the end of the spring 2017 term with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  3. All lower-division requirements completed will be counted toward the GPA.
  • MATH 19A
  • MATH 19B
  • MATH 22 or MATH 23A
  • CMPE 16
  • CMPS 12A/L, or CMPS 5J
    and CMPS 11, or CMPE 13/L
  • CMPS 12B/M
  • CMPE 12/L
  • ECON 1
  • ECON 2
  • ECON 10A
  • TIM 50