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Students planning to transfer must complete the minimum major preparation coursework to be considered for admission into the major. Applicants for the following departments will be screened for the number of preparatory coursework completed, the grades earned in that coursework and the cumulative GPA.

Visit assist.org to find the complete listing of major preparation and transferable courses at your college. Please note that the courses listed in assist.org are for preparation for your major. The courses used in the screening requirements for admission into the major are those on our website.

Select your department from the dropdown list below to more easily find your major.

Major

Department

Bioengineering

Required:

- MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2BL, PHYS 2CL

Major

Department

Bioengineering

Required:

- MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B

Major

Department

Bioengineering

Required:

- MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B

Major

Department

Bioengineering

Required:

- MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2CL

Major

Department

Biology

Required:

- BILD 1, BILD 3
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- MATH 10A, MATH 10B

or

MATH 20A, MATH 20B - All courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or higher
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these courses
- AP/IB credit will count toward course requirements but will not be factored into GPA calculation

Major

Department

Biology

Required:

- BILD 1, BILD 3
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- MATH 10A, MATH 10B

or

MATH 20A, MATH 20B - All courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or higher
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these courses
- AP/IB credit will count toward course requirements but will not be factored into GPA calculation

Major

Department

Biology

Required:

- BILD 1, BILD 3
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- MATH 10A, MATH 10B

or

MATH 20A, MATH 20B - All courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or higher
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these courses
- AP/IB credit will count toward course requirements but will not be factored into GPA calculation

Major

Department

Biology

Required:

- BILD 1, BILD 3
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- MATH 10A, MATH 10B

or

MATH 20A, MATH 20B - All courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or higher
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these courses
- AP/IB credit will count toward course requirements but will not be factored into GPA calculation

Major

Department

Biology

Required:

- BILD 1, BILD 3
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- MATH 10A, MATH 10B

or

MATH 20A, MATH 20B - All courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or higher
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these courses
- AP/IB credit will count toward course requirements but will not be factored into GPA calculation

Major

Department

Biology

Required:

- BILD 1, BILD 3
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- MATH 10A, MATH 10B

or

MATH 20A, MATH 20B - All courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or higher
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these courses
- AP/IB credit will count toward course requirements but will not be factored into GPA calculation

Major

Department

Biology

Required:

- BILD 1, BILD 3
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- MATH 10A, MATH 10B

or

MATH 20A, MATH 20B - All courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or higher
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these courses
- AP/IB credit will count toward course requirements but will not be factored into GPA calculation

Major

Department

Biology

Required:

- BILD 1, BILD 3
- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- MATH 10A, MATH 10B

or

MATH 20A, MATH 20B - All courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or higher
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these courses
- AP/IB credit will count toward course requirements but will not be factored into GPA calculation

Major

Department

Cognitive Science

Required:

- COGS 18 or CSE 7 or 8A or 8B or 11 or 12
- PSYC 60 or COGS 14B
- COGS 17
- Math 10A or 20A
- Math 10B or 20B
- Math 10C or 20C
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

Of the total three courses, only 2 total from the following section will be counted for credit in the major.

- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13 (Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit)
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

Major

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Required:

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B, CHEM 140C, CHEM 143A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

Major

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Required:

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B, CHEM 140C, CHEM 143A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

Major

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Required:

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B, CHEM 140C, CHEM 143A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

Major

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Required:

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B, CHEM 140C, CHEM 143A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

Major

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Required:

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B, CHEM 140C, CHEM 143A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

Major

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Required:

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B, CHEM 140C, CHEM 143A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

Major

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Required:

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B, CHEM 140C, CHEM 143A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

Major

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Required:

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B, CHEM 140C, CHEM 143A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

Major

Department

Computer Science and Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C
- Minimum of one programming course in Java, C, or C++. For colleges with ASSIST articulation agreements, the minimum will be CSE 8A, CSE 8B, or CSE 11.

Major

Department

Computer Science and Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C
- Minimum of one programming course in Java, C, or C++. For colleges with ASSIST articulation agreements, the minimum will be CSE 8A, CSE 8B, or CSE 11.

Major

Department

Computer Science and Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C
- Minimum of one programming course in Java, C, or C++. For colleges with ASSIST articulation agreements, the minimum will be CSE 8A, CSE 8B, or CSE 11.

Major

Department

Computer Science and Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C
- BILD 1 or BILD 2
- CHEM 6A

Major

Department

Economics

Required:

- ECON 1, ECON 3
- MATH 20A (or 10A)*
- MATH 20B (or 10B)*

Recommended:

*We recommend students take the math sequence required for the STEM majors if two math sequences are available at the community college (equivalent to UC San Diego’s Math 20 series).

We recommend students also take MATH 20C (or 10C) as this class is a requirement for UC San Diego Economics majors.

Major

Department

Economics

Required:

- ECON 1, ECON 3
- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D

Major

Department

Economics

Required:

- ECON 1, ECON 3
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

Recommended:

We recommend students also take MATH 18, MATH 20C, and ECON 4 as these classes are also requirements for UC San Diego Management Science majors.

Major

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C

Major

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C
- CHEM 6A
- For colleges with ASSIST articulation agreements, one programming course in C or C++. For colleges without this equivalent take CSE 5A.

Major

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C
- CHEM 6A
- For colleges with ASSIST articulation agreements, one programming course in C or C++. For colleges without this equivalent take CSE 5A.

Major

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C
- CHEM 6A
- For colleges with ASSIST articulation agreements, one programming course in C or C++. For colleges without this equivalent take CSE 5A.

Major

Department

Mathematics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D

Major

Department

Mathematics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D

Major

Department

Mathematics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D

Major

Department

Mathematics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D

Major

Department

Mathematics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D

Major

Department

Mathematics

Required:

- ECON 1, ECON 3
- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D

Major

Department

Mathematics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D

Major

Department

Mathematics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D

Major

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2CL

Major

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2CL

Major

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2CL

Major

Department

NanoEngineering

Required:

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B

Major

Department

NanoEngineering

Required:

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B

Major

Department

Physics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- Students who have taken a vector calculus course at a non‐UC college must pass a Math 20E Requirement
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2D

Recommended:

- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2CL, PHYS 2DL
- One programming course

Major

Department

Physics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- Students who have taken a vector calculus course at a non‐UC college must pass a Math 20E Requirement
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2D

Recommended:

- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2CL, PHYS 2DL
- One programming course

Major

Department

Physics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- Students who have taken a vector calculus course at a non‐UC college must pass a Math 20E Requirement
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2D

Recommended:

- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2CL, PHYS 2DL
- One programming course

Major

Department

Physics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2D

Recommended:

- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2CL, PHYS 2DL
- One programming course

Major

Department

Physics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2D

Recommended:

- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2CL, PHYS 2DL
- One programming course

Major

Department

Physics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2D

Recommended:

- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2CL, PHYS 2DL
- One programming course

Major

Department

Physics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2D

Recommended:

- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2CL, PHYS 2DL
- One programming course

Major

Department

Physics

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2D

Recommended:

- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2CL, PHYS 2DL
- One programming course

Major

Department

Psychology

Required:

Students looking to earn a B.A. in Psychology must complete any 3 courses equivalent to those below (from any categories):

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13

^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

- Up to 2 of:
- PSYC 70
- MATH: 10A, 10B, 10C, 20A, 20B, 20C
- PHIL: 10, 12

- Up to 1 of:
- CSE: 3, 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8, 9, 10

- Up to 1 of:
- PSYC 60
- BENG 100
- BIEB 100
- COGS 14B
- ECON 120A
- MATH: 11, 181, 183, 186

Major

Department

Psychology

Required:

Students looking to earn a B.S. in Psychology must complete any 3 courses equivalent to those below (from any categories):

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13

^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

- Up to 3 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A (choose one)
- MATH: 10B OR 20B (choose one)
- PSYC 70

- Up to 1 of:
- CSE: 3, 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8, 9, 10

- Up to 1 of:
- PSYC 60
- BENG 100
- BIEB 100
- COGS 14B
- ECON 120A
- MATH: 11, 181, 183, 186

Major

Department

Psychology

Required:

Students looking to earn a B.S. in Psychology must complete any 3 courses equivalent to those below (from any categories):

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13

^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

- Up to 3 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A (choose one)
- MATH: 10B OR 20B (choose one)
- PSYC 70

- Up to 1 of:
- CSE: 3, 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8, 9, 10

- Up to 1 of:
- PSYC 60
- BENG 100
- BIEB 100
- COGS 14B
- ECON 120A
- MATH: 11, 181, 183, 186

Major

Department

Psychology

Required:

Students looking to earn a B.S. in Psychology must complete any 3 courses equivalent to those below (from any categories):

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13

^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

- Up to 3 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A (choose one)
- MATH: 10B OR 20B (choose one)
- PSYC 70

- Up to 1 of:
- CSE: 3, 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8, 9, 10

- Up to 1 of:
- PSYC 60
- BENG 100
- BIEB 100
- COGS 14B
- ECON 120A
- MATH: 11, 181, 183, 186

Major

Department

Psychology

Required:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13

^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

- Up to 3 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A (choose one)
- MATH: 10B OR 20B (choose one)
- PSYC 70

- Up to 1 of:
- CSE: 3, 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8, 9, 10

- Up to 1 of:
- PSYC 60
- BENG 100
- BIEB 100
- COGS 14B
- ECON 120A
- MATH: 11, 181, 183, 186

Major

Department

Psychology

Required:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13

^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

- Up to 3 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A (choose one)
- MATH: 10B OR 20B (choose one)
- PSYC 70

- Up to 1 of:
- CSE: 3, 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8, 9, 10

- Up to 1 of:
- PSYC 60
- BENG 100
- BIEB 100
- COGS 14B
- ECON 120A
- MATH: 11, 181, 183, 186

Major

Department

Psychology

Required:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13

^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

- Up to 3 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A (choose one)
- MATH: 10B OR 20B (choose one)
- PSYC 70

- Up to 1 of:
- CSE: 3, 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8, 9, 10

- Up to 1 of:
- PSYC 60
- BENG 100
- BIEB 100
- COGS 14B
- ECON 120A
- MATH: 11, 181, 183, 186

Major

Department

Psychology

Required:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13

^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

- Up to 3 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A (choose one)
- MATH: 10B OR 20B (choose one)
- PSYC 70

- Up to 1 of:
- CSE: 3, 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8, 9, 10

- Up to 1 of:
- PSYC 60
- BENG 100
- BIEB 100
- COGS 14B
- ECON 120A
- MATH: 11, 181, 183, 186

Major

Department

Psychology

Required:

- COGS 18 or CSE 7 or 8A or 8B or 11 or 12
- PSYC 60 or COGS 14B
- COGS 17
- Math 10A or 20A
- Math 10B or 20B
- Math 10C or 20C
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

Of the total three courses, only 2 total from the following section will be counted for credit in the major.

- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13 (Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit)
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11

Major

Department

Structural Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2BL, PHYS 2CL

Recommended:

- SE 9, SE 101A

Major

Department

Structural Engineering

Required:

- MATH 18, MATH 20A, MATH 20B, MATH 20C, MATH 20D
- CHEM 6A
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B, PHYS 2C, PHYS 2BL, PHYS 2CL

Recommended:

- SE 9, SE 101A