UC Santa Cruz Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) 2017

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Beginning your education at a community college is an excellent way to obtain a University of California degree. UC Santa Cruz is proud of its strong relationship with California community colleges, and together we have developed a program to guarantee admission to UCSC and aid students with the transfer process.

A UCSC TAG is a formal agreement assuring fall admission to UC Santa Cruz in your desired major. The online TAG contract will outline the TAG requirements. The approved contract guarantees your admission as long as you meet the terms of your contract and apply to UCSC during the UC application filing period.

UCSC TAG Step-by-Step

  1. Complete the UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP)

  2. Submit your TAG application September 1-30, 2016

  3. Submit the UC application after your TAG is approved in mid-November

UCSC TAG Eligibility

To be considered for TAG, you must meet the following criteria at the time the TAG is submitted:

  • Be enrolled at a California community college (you may have attended colleges or universities outside of the California community college system, including institutions outside of the U.S.)

  • Complete a minimum of 30 UC-transferable semester (45 quarter) units of coursework with a minimum UC GPA of 3.0

  • Demonstrate adequate preparation in English composition (first course must be completed no later than the end of the fall 2016 term) and mathematics (must be completed no later than the end of the fall 2016 term) if these requirements have not yet been completed successfully

In addition, to qualify for TAG you must meet the following criteria by the end of the spring term prior to fall transfer:

  • Complete the minimum of 60 UC-transferable semester (90 quarter) units and the seven-course pattern required for admission as a junior transfer 

  • Complete a minimum of 30 UC-transferable semester (45 quarter units) of coursework from one or more California community colleges

  • Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate proficiency in English. Please go to UCSC's English Proficiency Requirement page for more information.

  • Be in good academic standing (not on academic probation or dismissal status)

TAG approval is based on the above criteria only, including major preparation. Choice of major is not guaranteed through TAG unless the major is listed below under "UCSC TAG Major Preparation Selection Criteria." Completion of major preparation coursework and satisfaction of any major selection criteria are extremely important.

The following students are NOT eligible for UCSC TAG:

  • Students in senior standing: 90 semester (135 quarter) units of combined lower- and upper-division coursework. If you only attended a California community college, you will not be considered in senior standing.

  • Former UC students who are not in good standing at the UC campus they attended (less than a 2.0 GPA at UC)

  • Former UCSC students, who must apply for readmission to the campus

  • Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Students who are currently enrolled at a high school

UCSC TAG Major Preparation Selection Criteria

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, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C. (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 1A and CHEM 1B (complete chemistry series, 1A, 1B, 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.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least one biology course from the list above (#1) and one chemistry course from the list above (#2) with minimum grades of C (2.0), or applicable AP exam credit (listed above). All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

While not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to have completed the calculus series: MATH 11B, MATH 19B, or AMS 15B and the complete biology series (20A, 20B, and 20C) for their intended major prior to enrolling at UCSC.

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 in the above major-preparatory courses.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least one biology course from the list above (#1) and one chemistry course from the list above (#2), with at least a 2.50 between those two courses. If a student is using an AP score to meet the introductory biology sequence, a minimum grade of C+ (2.30) is required for a TAG. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

While 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.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have at least completed the biology course from above (#1) and one chemistry course from the list above (#2), with at least a 2.80 between those two courses. If a student is using an AP score to meet the biology course, a minimum grade of B (3.0) is required for a TAG. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG application, showing completion no later than the end of the spring 2017 term.

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.

  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.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least one chemistry course from the list above (#1) and one mathematics course from the above lists (#2 or #3), with at least a 2.80 between those two courses. If a student is using an AP score to meet the mathematics course, a minimum grade of B (3.0) is required in the chemistry course for a TAG. All other course requirements must be listed as either in- progress or planned on the TAG 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 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 a 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.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have either completed the required calculus from the above (#1) with a minimum grade of B (3.0), or the qualifying AP score equivalent, or the required statistics course from the above (#2) with a minimum grade of B (3.0), or the qualifying AP score equivalent. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG 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.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least one economics course from the above (#1 or #2) with a minimum grade of B (3.0), or the qualifying AP score equivalent. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG 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 a course articulated to UCSC's ENVS 23, The Physical and Chemical Environment, or a course articulated to UCSC’s CHEM 1A, General Chemistry.
  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 ENVS 25, Environmental Policy and Economics. A course articulated to ECON 1, Microeconomics or ECON 2, Macroeconomics, 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 7/L, Statistical Methods for the Biological, Environmental, and Health Sciences, or MATH 3, Precalculus. (An AP Calculus AB score of 3, 4, or 5, or Calculus BC score of 3, 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.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least two of the course requirements from the above list, #1, #2, #3, and #4. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG 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.
  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.
  4. 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, or MATH 3, Precalculus. (An AP Calculus AB score of 3, 4, or 5, or Calculus BC score of 3, 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 or ECON 2, Macroeconomics, 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.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least two of the course requirements from the above list, #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG 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.
  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, 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.) 
  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 or ECON 2, Macroeconomics, 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.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least two of the course requirements from the above list, #1, #2, #3, and #4. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG 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.
  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.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least three of the course requirements from the above list, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG 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 (those articulated to PHYS 5A, 5B, and 5C).

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least one physics course from the list above (#1) and the mathematics courses from the list above (#2), with a minimum 3.0 GPA in those completed courses. If a student is using an AP score to meet the physics course (5A) and/or the required math courses (#2 above), the minimum 3.0 GPA will only be required of the courses actually completed. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG 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; b) complete a course equivalent to UCSC’s Math 23B; c) complete courses equivalent to UCSC’s Math 21 and Math 24 with a minimum grade of B (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.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least the introductory psychology course from the above (#1) with a minimum grade of B (3.0), or the qualifying AP score equivalent. All other course requirements must be listed as either in-progress or planned on the TAG 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.

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.

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

Jack Baskin School of Engineering Majors

Bioengineering, B.S.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least five (5) of the major courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those five courses.

  2. TAG applicants for Bioengineering must complete a minimum of nine (9) of the following courses with a 3.0 GPA by the end of the spring 2017 term.

  3. Major courses must be completed with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  4. All major courses 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 12A/L
      or CMPS 5J and CMPS 11
    • CMPS 12B/M
    • PHYS 5A/L
    • PHYS 5C/N

Bioinformatics, B.S.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least four (4) of the major courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those four courses.

  2. TAG applicants for Bioinformatics must complete a minimum of eight (8) major courses listed below with a 3.0 GPA by the end of the spring 2017 term.

  3. All major courses will be counted toward the 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 major include the following:

TAG applicants for Computer Engineering and Robotics Engineering must complete courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 by end of the spring 2017 term that satisfy all six of the following requirements:

  1. courses transferable as PHYS 5A/L,
  2. courses transferable as PHYS 5C/N,
  3. courses transferable as MATH 19A,
  4. courses transferable as MATH 19B and
  5. courses transferable as one of the following:
    • MATH 23A,
    • AMS 10 or MATH 21,
    • AMS 20.
  6. In addition, completion of at least one programming course (even if not transferable) is required.

At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have satisfied at least four (4) of the requirements from the list above and have a minimum 3.0 GPA in all courses from the list above.

To ensure timely completion of the degree, it is 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

Computer Science, B.S., B.A.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least three (3) of the foundation courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those three courses.

  2. TAG applicants for Computer Science must complete four (4) major foundation courses from the list below with a minimum GPA of 3.0 by the end of the spring term 2017.

  3. student lacking one foundation course may be admitted if they have completed at least one of CMPE 12/L or Physics 5A/L. It is highly recommended that all transfer students in computer science complete these two courses prior to admission.
  4. All foundation courses completed will be counted toward the GPA.

  • MATH 19A
  • MATH 19B
  • CMPS 12A/L or CMPS 5J
    and CMPS 11 or CMPE 13/L
  • CMPS 12B/M
  • CMPE 16

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, B.S.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least three (3) of the foundation courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those three courses.

  2. TAG applicants for Computer Science: Computer Game Design must complete four (4) major foundation courses from the list below with a minimum GPA of 3.0 by the end of the spring term 2017.

  3. A student lacking one foundation course may be admitted if they have completed CMPE 12/L.

  4. All foundation courses completed will be counted toward the GPA.

  • MATH 19A
  • MATH 19B
  • CMPS 12A/L or CMPS 5J
    and CMPS 11 or CMPE 13/L
  • CMPS 12B/M
  • CMPE 16
  • MATH 21 or AMS 10

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least four (4) of the foundation courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those four courses.

  2. TAG applicants for Electrical Engineering must complete a minimum of six (6) courses listed below (Physics 5A, 5B, and 5C must be completed) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 by end of the spring 2017 term.

  3. It is strongly advised that TAG applicants complete the Physics requirements prior to transfer.
  4. All foundation courses completed will be counted toward the 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. At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least three (3) of the major courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those three courses.

  2. TAG applicants for Network and Digital Technology must complete a minimum of five (5) courses listed below (Physics 5A and 5C must be completed) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 by the end of the spring 2017 term.

  3. All major courses completed will be counted toward the GPA.

    • MATH 19A
    • MATH 19B
    • MATH 23A
    • AMS 10 or MATH 21
    • AMS 20 or MATH 24
    • CMPE 12/L
    • CMPE 13/L 
    • CMPE 16
    • CMPS 12B/M
    • PHYS 5A/L or PHYS 6A/L
    • PHYS 5C/N or PHYS 6C/N
    • EE 101/L

Technology and Information Management, B.S.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. At the time of submitting the TAG application, a student must have completed at least three (3) of the major courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those three courses.

  2. TAG applicants for Technology and Information Management must complete a minimum of five (5) major courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 by the end of the spring 2017 term.

  3. All major courses completed will be counted toward the GPA.

    • MATH 19A
    • MATH 19B
    • MATH 22 or MATH 23A
    • CMPS 12A/L or CMPS 5J
      and CMPS 11 or CMPE 13/L
    • CMPE 12/L
    • CMPS 12B/M
    • CMPE 16
    • TIM 50
    • ECON 1
    • ECON 2
    • ECON 10A

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