UC Santa Cruz Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) 2019

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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 assist students with the transfer process. A Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) is a formal agreement ensuring fall admission in your desired proposed major.

Beginning with fall 2019, UCSC will no longer be reviewing TAG applications during the months of October and November to provide students with early notification of their TAG decision. Students who submit a TAG and UC application by the deadline(s) will receive priority review during the admission cycle.

UCSC TAG Step-by-Step

  1. Complete the UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP).
  2. Submit your TAG application between September 1-30, 2018.
  3. Submit the UC application between November 1-30, 2018.

UCSC TAG Eligibility

At the time the TAG is submitted, you must: 

  • 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.)
  • Have completed a minimum of 30 UC-transferable semester (45 quarter) units of coursework

By the end of the fall 2018 term prior to transfer, you must: 

  • Complete the first course in English composition
  • Complete the mathematics course requirement
  • Earn an overall transferable UC GPA of 3.0

In addition, by the end of the spring 2019 term prior to fall transfer, you must:

  • Complete all other courses from the seven-course pattern, required for admission as a junior transfer
  • Complete the minimum of 60 UC-transferable semester (90 quarter) units 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 is based on the above criteria only, including major preparation. Choice of major is not guaranteed through TAG unless the major is listed in the Screening Major Selection Criteria Fall 2019 page or in the TAG Criteria for Jack Baskin School of Engineering majors below. 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.

Applied Physics Environmental Studies
Art and Design: Games and Playable Media (beginning fall 2020) Environmental Studies/Biology Combined Major
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Environmental Studies/Earth Sciences Combined Major
Bioengineering Environmental Studies/Economics Combined Major
Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics Global Economics
Biology, BA Human Biology
Biology, BS Marine Biology
Business Management Economics Mathematics (beginning fall 2020)
Chemistry Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Cognitive Science Network and Digital Technology
Computer Engineering Neuroscience
Computer Science Plant Sciences
Computer Science: Computer Game Design Physics
Ecology and Evolution Physics (Astrophysics)
Economics Psychology
Economics/Mathematics Combined Major Robotics Engineering
Electrical Engineering Sociology
Environmental Sciences (beginning fall 2020) Technology and Information Management

Art and Design: Games and Playable Media (Beginning Fall 2020)

Students applying for the fall 2019 term are advised to complete as many of the following courses with a 2.0 GPA for their intended major prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner. Screening for completion of specific major preparation courses prior to transfer will begin for fall 2020.

  1. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s Computer Science 12B/M, Introduction to Data Structures/Lab.
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in two courses articulated to courses in the following list:

    ART 15, Introduction to Drawing

    Any course in the ART 20 series

    ARTG 80G, Visual Communication and Interaction Design

    ARTG 80H, History of Digital Games

    ARTG 80I, Foundations of Play

    CMPM 25, Introduction to 3D Modeling

    CMPM 26, Introduction to 3D Animation

    CMPM 80K, Foundations of Video Game Design

    FILM 20P, Introduction to Production Technique

    MUSC 5A, West Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Beginning

    MUSC 5B, West Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Intermediate

    MUSC 5C, West Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Advanced

     

     

    MUSC 1C, University Concert Choir

    MUSC 2, University Orchestra

    MUSC 3, Large Jazz Ensemble

    MUSC 6. Classical Guitar Ensemble

    MUSC 8A, Beginning Balinese Gamelan

    MUSC 8B. Advanced Balinese Gamelan

    MUSC 9, Wind Ensemble

    MUSC 10, Eurasian Ensemble

    THEA 17, Costume Construction

    THEA 18, Drafting for Theatrical Production

    THEA 19, Design Studio: Lighting Studio A

    THEA 20, Introductory Studies in Acting

    THEA 10, Introduction to Theater Design and Technology

    THEA 14, Drawing THEA 15, Special Topics in Textiles

    THEA 21A, Acting Studio IA: Psychological Realism

    THEA 22, Indonesian Dance and Drama

    THEA 30, Introduction to Dance Theory and Technique

    THEA 31C, The Dance Experience

    THEA 33C, Dance Studio I

    THEA 36, Introduction to Dance Composition

    THEA 37, African Dance

    THEA 40, Introduction to Directing

    THEA 50, Fundamentals of Theater Production

    THEA 80Z, Indian Dance

     

     Junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete IGETC prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner.

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

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  2. 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.)
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s general 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.
  4. 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.

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 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 to graduate in a timely manner.

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 overall grade point average of 2.0 in the major-preparatory courses below for all majors except Human Biology, which requires an overall grade point average of 2.30 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  2. 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.)
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s general chemistry course sequence of CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C. (An AP Chemistry score of 5 can be substituted for CHEM 1A.)

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 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 to graduate in a timely manner. 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 Spanish language (at a level to place into Spanish 5M) or IGETC prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  2. 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.)
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s general chemistry course sequence of CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C.
  4. 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.)
  5. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's CHEM 8A (formerly CHEM 108A), Organic Chemistry.

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

While not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete courses equivalent to Chem 8B, Math 11B, Math 22, BIOE 20B and Chem 8L and 8M labs prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner.

Chemistry

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to UCSC’s general chemistry course sequence of CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B, and CHEM 1C. (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 22, Introduction to Calculus of Several Variables.
  4. 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. An AP Calculus BC score of 4 or 5 can be substituted for Math 11B or Math 19B)

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

While it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete Chem 8A/L and 8B/M, Phys 6A/L, 6B/M and 6C/N and (Chemistry B.S, not Chemistry B.A.) either Math 21 or Math 24 prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner.

Cognitive Science

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.80 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to a UCSC 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.) 
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's PSYC 2, Introduction to Psychological Statistics, or AMS 5, or AMS 7/L, Statistics. (An AP Statistics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for PSYC 2 or AMS 5.)
  4. 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 11, Intermediate Programming
  • CMPS 12A, Introduction to Programming (Accelerated)
  • CMPS 5C, Introduction to Programming in C/C++
  • CMPE 13/L, Introduction to Programming in Data Structures

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

While it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to have completed most or all of their GE courses prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner.

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

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.80 in the major-preparatory courses below.

  2. 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.)

  3. 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.)

  4. 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.)

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

While it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to have completed lower-division mathematics and statistics courses prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner.

Environmental Sciences (Beginning Fall 2020)

Students applying for the fall 2019 term are advised to complete as many of the following courses with a 2.0 GPA for their intended major prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner. Screening for completion of specific major preparation courses prior to transfer will begin for fall 2020.

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to UCSC’s general chemistry course sequence of CHEM 1A, 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 courses articulated to UCSC’s MATH 11A and MATH 11B, Calculus with Applications. (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. An AP Calculus BC score of 4 or 5 can be substituted for MATH 11B.)
  4. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s Physics 6A and Physics 6L, Introductory Physics I with Laboratory. 

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

Junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to have complete PHYS 6B and PHYS 6M, Introductory Physics II with Laboratory prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner.

Environmental Studies

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's ENVS 23, The Physical and Chemical Environment, or a UC-transferable course in general chemistry.
  3. 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.
  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, Macroeconomicsplus a UC-transferable course in national or international politics, can be substituted for ENVS 25. (An AP Microeconomics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for ECON 1 and an AP Macroeconomics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for ECON 2.)
  5. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s MATH 3, Precalculus, or UCSC’s AMS 3, Precalculus for the Social Sciences (An AP Calculus AB score of 3, 4, or 5, or Calculus BC score of 3, 4, or 5 can be substituted.) 

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

Environmental Studies/Biology

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 in the major-preparatory courses below.

  2. 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 for BIOL 20A).

  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s BIOE 20C, Ecology and Evolution.

  4. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in courses articulated to UCSC’s general 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.)

  5. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s MATH 3, Precalculus or a course articulated to UCSC’s AMS 3, Precalculus for the Social Sciences (An AP Calculus AB score of 3, 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 ENVS 25, Environmental Policy and Economics. A course articulated to ECON 1, Microeconomics or ECON 2, Macroeconomicsplus a UC-transferable course in national or international politics, can be substituted for ENVS 25. (An AP Microeconomics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for ECON 1 and an AP Macroeconomics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for ECON 2.)

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

Environmental Studies/Earth Sciences

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  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 courses articulated to UCSC’s general 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 MATH 3, Precalculus or a course articulated to UCSC’s AMS 3, Precalculus for the Social Sciences. (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, Macroeconomicsplus a UC-transferable course in national or international politics, can be substituted for ENVS 25. (An AP Microeconomics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for ECON 1 and an AP Macroeconomics score of 4 or 5 can substitute for ECON 2.)

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

Environmental Studies/Economics

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC's ENVS 23, The Physical and Chemical Environment, or a UC-transferable course in general chemistry. (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 ENVS 24, General Ecology, or a course articulated to BIOE 20C, Ecology and Evolution.
  4. 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.)
  5. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a UC-transferable course in national or international politics.
  6. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s ECON 11A, Mathematical Methods for Economistsor 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.) 
  7. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s AMS 5, Statistics. (An AP Statistics score of 4 or 5 can be substituted.) 

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

Mathematics (Beginning Fall 2020)

Students applying for the fall 2019 term are advised to complete as many of the following courses with a 2.0 GPA for their intended major prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner. Screening for completion of specific major preparation courses prior to transfer will begin for fall 2020.

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  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. An AP Calculus BC score of 4 or 5 can be substituted for MATH 19B.)
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a courses articulated to UCSC’s MATH 21, Linear Algebra.
  4. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s MATH 23A, Vector Calculus.

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

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

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum grade point average of 2.70 in the introductory physics courses is required (those articulated to PHYS 5A, 5B, and 5C). In addition, a minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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. An AP Calculus BC score of 4 or 5 can be substituted for MATH 19B.)
  4. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s MATH 23A, Vector Calculus.

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

While it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete PHYS 5D and IGETC/partial IGETC prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner. Completion of MATH 23B, MATH 21, and MATH 24 with a grade of B in each is also 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, or 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.

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

While it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete PSYC 10 before enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner. Students in the Psychology Intensive major who do not have most or all of their GE requirements completed will find it difficult to graduate in two years.

Sociology

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. Minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 in the major-preparatory courses below.
  2. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s SOCY 1, Introduction to Sociology.
  3. Minimum grade of C (2.0) in a course articulated to UCSC’s SOCY 10, Issues and Problems in American Society.

All above required major preparation coursework must be completed no later than the end of the spring 2019 term.

Although it is not required for selection, junior-level transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete a transferable course in research methods, equivalent to SOCY 3A, and a transferable course in statistical methods, equivalent to SOCY 3B, prior to enrolling at UCSC to graduate in a timely manner.

TAG Criteria for Majors in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering

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 courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of eight (8) courses from the list below with a 3.0 GPA by the end of spring 2019.
  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

Biomolecular Engineering and 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 five (5) of the courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of eight (8) courses from the list below with a 3.0 GPA by the end of spring 2019.
  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 or Math 23A
  • BIOL 20A
  • BIOE 20B
  • CHEM 1A
  • CHEM 1B/M
  • CHEM 1C/N
  • CHEM 8A/L
  • CHEM 8B/M
  • CMPE 16
  • CMPE 12/L
  • CMPE 13/L or CMPS 12 A/L
  • or CMPS 5J and CMPS 11
  • CMPS 12B/M
  • PHYS 5A/L

Computer Engineering, B.S.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. At the time of submitting the TAG, a student must have completed at least four (4) of the courses excluding labs from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of six (6) courses excluding labs from the list below with a 3.0 GPA by the end of spring 2019.
  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
  • MATH 23A
  • AMS 10 or MATH 21
  • AMS 20
  • CMPE 12/L
  • CMPE 13/L
  • CMPE 16
  • CMPS 12B/M
  • PHYS 5A/L
  • PHYS 5C/N

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) courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of five (5) courses from the list below with a 3.0 GPA by the end of the spring 2019.
  3. All major 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 courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of five (5) courses from the list below with a 3.0 GPA by the end of the spring 2019.
  3. All major 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

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 courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of seven (7) courses from the list below (Physics 5A, 5B, and 5C must be completed) with a 3.0 GPA by end of the spring 2019.
  3. All major 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 TAG submission, a student must have completed at least four (4) of the courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum six (6) of the courses from the list below with a minimum 3.0 GPA by the end of spring 2019.
  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

Please note: It is strongly recommended that applicants complete PHYS 5A/L and PHYS 5C/N prior to transfer.

Robotics Engineering, B.S.

Requirements for the major include the following:

  1. At the time of TAG submission, a student must have completed at least four (4) of the courses excluding labs from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of seven (7) of the courses excluding labs from the list below with a 3.0 GPA by the end of spring 2019.
  3. All major courses completed will be counted toward the GPA.
  • MATH 19A
  • MATH 19B
  • MATH 23A
  • AMS 10 or MATH 21
  • AMS 20
  • CMPE 9
  • CMPE 12/L
  • CMPE 13/L
  • CMPE 16
  • CMPS 12B/M
  • PHYS 5A/L
  • PHYS 5C/N

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 courses from the list below. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required in those courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of six (6) courses from the list below with a minimum 3.0 GPA by the end of the spring 2019 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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