**Undergraduate Admissions**

# Transfer Major Preparation

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.

### Bioengineering

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

### Bioinformatics

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

### BioSystems

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

### Biotechnology

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

### Biology with Specialization in Bioinformatics

- 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

### Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution

- 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

### General Biology

- 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

### Human Biology

- 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

### Microbiology

- 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

### Molecular and Cell Biology

- 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

### Neurobiology

- 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

### Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Transfer students wishing to declare a Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience major must complete the equivalent of 3 courses prior to transfer. These courses may be selected from a number of categories, but there are limits to how many courses can come from each category:

- COGS 17
- Up to 2 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 4 of:
- Math 10A or 20A (choose one)
- Math 10B or 20B (choose one)
- Math 10C or 20C (choose one)
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A (choose one)

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12

- Up to 1 of:
- PSYC 60
- COGS 14B

### Biochemistry / Chemistry

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 40A (Formerly CHEM 140A), CHEM 40B (Formerly CHEM 140B), CHEM 40C (Formerly CHEM 140C), CHEM 43A (Formerly CHEM 143A)
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

### Chemistry

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 40A (Formerly CHEM 140A), CHEM 40B (Formerly CHEM 140B), CHEM 40C (Formerly CHEM 140C), CHEM 43A (Formerly CHEM 143A)
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

### Environmental Chemistry

- CHEM 6A, CHEM 6B, CHEM 6C, CHEM 7L
- CHEM 40A (Formerly CHEM 140A), CHEM 40B (Formerly CHEM 140B), CHEM 40C (Formerly CHEM 140C), CHEM 43A (Formerly CHEM 143A)
- PHYS 2A, PHYS 2B
- MATH 20A, MATH 20B

### Molecular Synthesis

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

### Pharmacological Chemistry

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

### Computer Engineering

- 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.

### Computer Science (B.A.)

- 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.

### Computer Science (B.S.)

- 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.

### Computer Science with a Specialization in Bioinformatics

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

### Economics

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

*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.

### Joint Major in Mathematics and Economics

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

### Management Science

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

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.

### Computer Engineering

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

### Electrical Engineering and Society (B.A.)

- 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.

### Electrical Engineering

- 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.

### Engineering Physics

- 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.

### Mathematics

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

### Mathematics / Applied Science

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

### Mathematics / Computer Science

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

### Mathematics / Secondary Education (B.A.)

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

### Applied Mathematics

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

### Joint Major Mathematics and Economics

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

### Probablity and Statistics

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

### Scientific Computation

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

### Aerospace Engineering

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

### Environmental Engineering

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

### Mechanical Engineering

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

### Chemical Engineering

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

### NanoEngineering

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

### Physics (B.A.)

- 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

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

### Physics (B.A.) Secondary Education

- 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

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

### Physics (B.S.)

- 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

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

### Physics with a Specialization in Astrophysics

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

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

### Physics with a Specialization in Biophysics

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

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

### Physics with a Specialization in Computational Physics

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

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

### Physics with a Specialization in Earth Sciences

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

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

### Physics with a Specialization in Materials Physics

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

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

### Psychology (B.A.)

Transfer students wishing to declare a Psychology major must complete the equivalent of 3 courses prior to transfer. These courses may be selected from a number of categories, but there are limits to how many courses can come from each category:

- Recommended (2 courses):
- PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

plus at least one more course, from the list below:

- Up to 2 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - COGS: 17**
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
- PSYC: 2**
^{*Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.}

- Up to 1 of:
- MATH: 10A or 20A
- PHIL: 10, 12

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE: 3, 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8

### Psychology (B.S.)

Transfer students wishing to declare a Psychology major must complete the equivalent of 3 courses prior to transfer. These courses may be selected from a number of categories, but there are limits to how many courses can come from each category:

- Recommended (2 courses):
- PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

plus at least one more course, from the list below:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - COGS: 17**
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
- PSYC: 2**
^{*Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.}

- Up to 2 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A
- MATH: 10B OR 20B

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE: 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8

### Business Psychology (B.S.)

Transfer students wishing to declare a Psychology major must complete the equivalent of 3 courses prior to transfer. These courses may be selected from a number of categories, but there are limits to how many courses can come from each category:

- Recommended (2 courses):
- PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

plus at least one more course, from the list below:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - COGS: 17**
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
- PSYC: 2**
^{*Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.}

- Up to 2 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A
- MATH: 10B OR 20B

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE: 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8

### Psychology with a Specialization in Clinical Psychology

- Recommended (2 courses):
- PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

plus at least one more course, from the list below:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - COGS: 17**
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
- PSYC: 2**
^{*Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.}

- Up to 2 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A
- MATH: 10B OR 20B

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE: 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8

### Psychology with a Specialization in Cognitive Psychology

- Recommended (2 courses):
- PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

plus at least one more course, from the list below:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - COGS: 17**
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
- PSYC: 2**
^{*Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.}

- Up to 2 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A
- MATH: 10B OR 20B

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE: 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8

### Psychology with a Specialization in Developmental Psychology

- Recommended (2 courses):
- PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

plus at least one more course, from the list below:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - COGS: 17**
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
- PSYC: 2**
^{*Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.}

- Up to 2 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A
- MATH: 10B OR 20B

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE: 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8

### Psychology with a Specialization in Human Health

- Recommended (2 courses):
- PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

plus at least one more course, from the list below:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - COGS: 17**
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
- PSYC: 2**
^{*Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.}

- Up to 2 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A
- MATH: 10B OR 20B

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE: 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8

### Psychology with a Specialization in Sensation and Perception

- Recommended (2 courses):
- PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

plus at least one more course, from the list below:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - COGS: 17**
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
- PSYC: 2**
^{*Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.}

- Up to 2 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A
- MATH: 10B OR 20B

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE: 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8

### Psychology with a Specialization in Social Psychology

- Recommended (2 courses):
- PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

plus at least one more course, from the list below:

- Up to 3 of:
- BILD: 1, 2, 3, 10, 12**, 20, 24, 26
- CHEM: 4*, 6A, 6B, 6C, 11*, 12, 13
^{*Only one of CHEM 4 or 11 can be taken for credit} - COGS: 17**
- PHYS: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 10, 11
- PSYC: 2**
^{*Only one of BILD 12, COGS 17, or PSYC 2 may be counted towards this requirement.}

- Up to 2 of:
- MATH: 10A OR 20A
- MATH: 10B OR 20B

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE: 5A, 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
- ECE 15
- MAE: 5, 8

### Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Transfer students wishing to declare a Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience major must complete the equivalent of 3 courses prior to transfer. These courses may be selected from a number of categories, but there are limits to how many courses can come from each category:

- Recommended (2 courses):
- PSYC 60, COGS 14B, or MATH 11
- PSYC 70 or COGS 14A

plus at least one more course, from the list below:

- COGS 17
- 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
- MATH: 10B OR 20B
- MATH: 10C OR 20C

- Up to 1 of:
- COGS 18
- CSE: 7, 8A, 8B, 11, 12

### Marine Biology

- 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

### Structural Engineering

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

- SE 9, SE 101A