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Transfer Requirements

Make your switch without a hitch.

Meet your school’s transfer guidelines.

Admitted transfer students come better prepared to UCI.

Every school has its rules.

Along with the general admission requirements for transfer students, each UCI academic unit has additional requirements, depending on your major of choice. Learn what other criteria you need to meet below.

  • Required for all School of the Arts majors:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 2.7 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment

    See additional requirements listed by individual major below.

    Dance (B.A. or B.F.A)

    (this major does not participate in the TAG Program)

    Additional Requirements

    • Auditions required; applicants must audition in late January in ballet, modern, and jazz, prior to the fall quarter when entrance is anticipated

    Music (B.A. or B.Mus.)

    (this major does not participate in the TAG Program)

    Additional Requirements

    • Auditions required; applicants must audition in late January/early February with an instrument or voice, prior to the fall quarter when entrance is anticipated

    Music Theatre (B.F.A)

    (this major does not participate in the TAG Program)

    Additional Requirements

    • Apply for the Drama major; new students are not admitted directly into the major
    • Students may audition for this major as early as their second quarter at UCI and must have a 3.0 GPA in music theatre and acting courses

    Additional Majors

    The majors below have no additional admission requirements beyond those for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts:

    • Art (B.A.)
    • Drama (B.A.)
  • Students who wish to be considered for the following majors should follow the required and recommended course preparation outlined for Biological Sciences and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Biology/Education. The following majors are not available until the student is enrolled at UCI:

    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Developmental and Cell Biology
    • Exercise Sciences
    • Genetics
    • Microbiology and Immunology
    • Neurobiology

    Biological Sciences and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biology/Education

    Required

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter UC transferable units by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment
    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory with a C or better in each course
    • Complete one year of organic chemistry with laboratory with a C or better in each course
    • Complete one year of biology courses with laboratory equivalent to UCI's BIO SCI 93 and 94 with a grade of C or better in each course
  • Required for all majors in the School of Business unless specified otherwise:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment

    See additional requirements listed by individual major below.

    Business Administration

    (this major does not participate in the TAG Program)

    Additional Requirements

    • Junior-level applicants with the highest grades overall; minimum cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete courses in calculus equivalent to UCI's Mathematics 2A-B
    • Complete courses in economics equivalent to UCI's Economics 20A-B or MGMT 4A-MGMT 4B
    • Complete courses in statistics and accounting equivalent to UCI's Management 7, 30A, and 30B

    Note: Management 1 may be completed at UCI.

    Admission to the Business Administration major will be competitive due to limited space availability.

    Business Information Management

    (offered jointly with the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences)

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved college level math, preferably courses in calculus equivalent to UCI's Mathematics 2A-B; if not available, two semester courses equivalent to other major-related math courses are acceptable
    • Complete one year of transferable computer science courses* with at least one course involving concepts such as those found in Java, Python, C++, or other object-oriented or high-level programming language.
    • Complete one year of introductory accounting theory and practice equivalent to UCI's Management 30A-B
    • Complete one year of micro- and macro-economic theory equivalent to UCI's Economics 20A-B

    Notes:

    *The introductory sequence in ICS has moved to Python. The Bren School of ICS strongly encourages all participants to become familiar with this programming language prior to matriculation. Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major(s) of interest. Java is used extensively in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn it by studying on their own or by completing a Java-related programming course prior to their first quarter at UCI.

    Courses in Visual Basic and C are not approved preparation for this major.

  • Requirements for Education Sciences major:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment
  • Required for all majors in the School of Engineering unless specified otherwise:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment
    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.1 (3.4 for TAG), unless specified otherwise
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses
    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)

    See additional requirements listed by individual major below.

    Aerospace Engineering

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one course of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Complete two additional approved courses for the major (see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in programming language: C, C++, or FORTRAN recommended
    • One course in network theory and operational amplifiers which includes circuit analysis, network theorems, analysis and design of operational amplifiers
    • One course in statics
    • One course in engineering dynamics
    • One course in principles of materials science
    • Two courses in multivariable calculus
    • One course in differential equations
    • One or two additional courses in calculus-based physics with laboratory

    Biomedical Engineering

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Complete a minimum of one additional approved course for the major (see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • Second year calculus
    • One course in biostatistics
    • One course in engineering problem solving
    • One course in chemical engineering calculations
    • Two courses in cell and molecular engineering

    Biomedical Engineering: Premedical

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Complete a minimum of one additional approved course for the major (see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • Second year calculus
    • One year of organic chemistry
    • One year of biological sciences
    • Two courses in cell and molecular engineering

    Chemical Engineering

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Complete a minimum of one additional approved course for the major (see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in C, C++ or FORTRAN
    • One course in chemical engineering calculations which covers energy and mass balances on reactive transient processes and computer-aided balance calculations
    • One course in principles of materials science
    • One year of organic chemistry with laboratory
    • Two courses in multivariable calculus
    • One course in differential equations

    Civil Engineering

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Complete one additional approved course for the major (see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One additional course in computer systems of programming in C or Matlab
    • One course in statics
    • One course in engineering problem solving
    • One course in engineering dynamics
    • Two courses in multivariable calculus
    • One course in differential equations

    Computer Engineering

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one course in computational methods (e.g., C, C++)
    • Complete two additional approved courses for the major (see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in modern physics
    • One course in introduction to digital systems and digital logic laboratory which covers Boolean algebra, principles and practices of combinational and sequential logic including CAD methods, basics of programmable logic (FPGAs), and system-level design techniques
    • Two courses in systems programming
    • One course in network analysis
    • One course in multivariable calculus
    • One course in differential equations
    • One course in discrete mathematics
    • One or two additional courses in calculus-based physics with laboratory

    Computer Science and Engineering

    (offered jointly with the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences)

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)

    Have a GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one year of transferable computer science courses involving concepts such as those found in Python, Java, C++, or other object-oriented, high-level programming language; data structures
    • Complete one additional approved transferable course for the major (an approved math, science or CSE course - see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in advanced data structures
    • One course in software engineering
    • One course in discrete mathematics
    • One course in Boolean algebra
    • One course in linear algebra

    Note:

    Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major of interest. C++ is used extensively in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn it by studying on their own or by completing related programming courses prior to their first quarter at UCI.

    Courses in Visual Basic and C are not approved preparation for this major.

    Electrical Engineering

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one course in computational methods (e.g., C, C++)
    • Complete a minimum of two additional approved courses for the major (see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in general chemistry with laboratory
    • One course in introduction to digital systems and digital logical laboratory which covers Boolean algebra, principles and practices of combinational and sequential logic, including CAD methods, basics of programmable logic (FPGAs), and system-level design techniques
    • One course in network analysis
    • One course in engineering dynamics or principles of materials science
    • Two courses in multivariable calculus
    • One course in differential equations
    • One or two additional courses in calculus-based physics with laboratory

    Environmental Engineering

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Complete one additional approved course for the major (see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in a programming language: C or Matlab recommended
    • One course in statics
    • One course in engineering dynamics
    • One course in general biology or diversity of life
    • Two courses in multivariable calculus
    • One course in differential equations

    Materials Science Engineering

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Complete one additional approved course for the major (see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in principles of materials science
    • One course in engineering dynamics
    • One course in network theory and operational amplifiers which includes circuit analysis, network theorems, analysis and design of operational amplifiers
    • One course in process engineering and calculation
    • One course in statics
    • Two courses in multivariable calculus
    • One course in differential equations
    • One or two courses in calculus-based physics with laboratory

    Mechanical Engineering

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus
    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • Complete one course of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Complete two additional approved courses for the major (see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in programming language: C, C++, or FORTRAN recommended
    • One course in network theory and operational amplifiers which includes circuit analysis, network theorems, analysis and design of operational amplifiers
    • One course in statics
    • One course in engineering dynamics
    • One course in computer aided design
    • One course in principles of materials science
    • Two courses in multivariable calculus
    • One course in differential equations
    • One or two additional courses in calculus-based physics with laboratory
  • Required of all majors in the School of Humanities unless otherwise specified:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 2.7 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment
    • Complete the UC Lower Division Writing Requirement

    Recommended:

    • Complete four semesters/six quarters, or a combination thereof, including at least one course in each of these four areas: composition, literature, history and philosophy (a course is not required in the area of student’s major). To reach the total number of courses required, additional courses approved for UCI General Education Category IV in disciplines outside the major can be selected; OR
    • Complete a one-year humanities sequence which deals with problems of concern to the disciplines of history, literature, and philosophy, and which emphasizes the reading and analysis of significant texts
    • Review the two year Language other than English school requirement, and prepare accordingly: www.humanities.uci.edu/undergrad/academics/lang.php
    • Complete acceptable courses that can be found at www.assist.org
  • Students who wish to be considered for the following majors should follow the required and recommended course preparation outlined below.

    Required of all majors in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences unless otherwise specified:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG), unless otherwise specified
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 UC quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment
    • Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major(s) of interest.
    • Additional courses beyond those required for admission may be taken at UCI to fulfill the lower division degree courses; for some transfer students, this may mean it will take longer than two years to complete their degree.
    • Second Baccalaureate candidates must meet UC and UCI transfer admission criteria. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed.

    NOTE: The introductory sequence in ICS has moved to Python. The Bren School of ICS strongly encourages all participants to become familiar with this programming language prior to matriculation. C++ and Java is used extensively in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn it by studying on their own or by completing related programming courses prior to their first quarter at UCI.

    See additional requirements listed by individual major below.

    Business Information Management

    (offered jointly with the Paul Merage School of Business)

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved college level math, preferably courses in calculus equivalent to UCI's Mathematics 2A-B; if not available, two semester courses equivalent to other major-related math courses are acceptable
    • Complete one year of transferable computer science courses* with at least one course involving concepts such as those found in Java, Python, C++, or other object-oriented or high-level programming language, and data structures.
    • Complete one year of introductory accounting theory and practice equivalent to UCI's Management 30A-B
    • Complete one year of micro- and macro-economic theory equivalent to UCI's Economics 20A-B

    Notes:

    *The introductory sequence in ICS has moved to Python. The Bren School of ICS strongly encourages all participants to become familiar with this programming language prior to matriculation. Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major(s) of interest. Java is used extensively in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn it by studying on their own or by completing a Java-related programming course prior to their first quarter at UCI.

    Courses in Visual Basic and C are not approved preparation for this major.

    Computer Game Science

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved college level math, preferably courses in calculus equivalent to UCI's Mathematics 2A-B; if not available, two semester courses equivalent to other major-related math courses are acceptable
    • One year of transferable computer sciences courses, involving concepts such as those found in Python, Java, C++, or other object-oriented, high-level programming language; data structures; assembly language and machine organization.

    Notes:

    Applicants to the Computer Game Science major should be aware that several lower-division courses must be taken at UCI; therefore, the minimum time to degree completion will be three years.

    Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major of interest. Our first year of object-oriented programming is taught in Python. C++ and Java is used extensively in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn it by studying on their own or by completing related programming courses prior to their first quarter at UCI.

    Courses in Visual Basic and C are not approved preparation for this major.

    Computer Science

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved college level math, preferably courses in calculus equivalent to UCI's Mathematics 2A-B; if not available, two semester courses equivalent to other major-related math courses are acceptable
    • One year of transferable computer sciences courses, involving concepts such as those found in Python, Java, C++, or other object-oriented, high-level programming language; data structures; assembly language and machine organization.

    Notes:

    Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major of interest. Our first year of object-oriented programming is taught in Python. C++ and Java is used extensively in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn it by studying on their own or by completing related programming courses prior to their first quarter at UCI.

    Courses in Visual Basic and C are not approved preparation for this major.

    Computer Science and Engineering

    (offered jointly with The Henry Samueli School of Engineering)

    Additional Requirements:

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:
      • Complete one year of approved calculus
      • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
      • One year of transferable computer sciences courses, involving concepts such as those found in Python, Java, C++, or other object-oriented, high-level programming language; data structures.
      • Complete one additional approved transferable course for the major (an approved math, science or CSE course - see below)

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in advanced data structures
    • One course in software engineering
    • One course in discrete mathematics
    • One course in Boolean algebra
    • One course in linear algebra

    Notes:

    Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major of interest. C++ is used extensively in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn it by studying on their own or by completing related programming courses prior to their first quarter at UCI.

    Courses in Visual Basic and C are not approved preparation for this major.

    Data Science

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved college level math; preferably courses in calculus equivalent to UCI's Mathematics 2A-B; if not available, two semester courses equivalent to other major-related math courses are acceptable.
    • Complete one course equivalent to Stats 7.
    • One year of transferable computer sciences courses, involving concepts such as those found in Python, Java, C++, or other object-oriented, high-level programming language; data structures.

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in advanced data structures
    • One course in machine organization and assembly language (both topics must be covered)
    • One course in software engineering
    • One course in discrete mathematics
    • One course in Boolean algebra
    • One course in linear algebra

    Notes:

    Additional computer science and statistics courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major of interest. Our first year of object-oriented programming is taught in Python. C++ and R is used extensively in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn it by studying on their own or by completing related programming courses prior to their first quarter at UCI.

    Courses in Visual Basic and C are not approved preparation for this major.

    Informatics

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one college level math course; preferably courses equivalent to UCI’s I&CSCI6B or Statistics 7.
    • One year of transferable computer sciences courses, involving concepts such as those found in Python, Java, C++, or other object-oriented, high-level programming language; data structures.

    Notes:

    Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major of interest. Our first year of object-oriented programming is taught in Python. Java is used extensively in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn it by studying on their own or by completing related programming courses prior to their first quarter at UCI.

    Courses in Visual Basic and C are not approved preparation for this major.

    Software Engineering

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • 2 semesters or 2 quarters of approved calculus equal to UCI's Math 2A-B. If not available, two semesters equivalent to other major-related math courses are acceptable.
    • 1 year of transferable computer sciences courses, involving concepts such as those found in Python, Java, C++, or other object-oriented, high-level programming language; data structures.

    Additional Approved Courses:

    • One course in advanced data structures
    • One course in machine organization and assembly language (both topics must be covered)
    • One course in software engineering
    • One course in discrete mathematics
    • One course in Boolean algebra
    • One course in linear algebra

    Notes:

    Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major of interest. Our first year of object-oriented programming is taught in Python. C++ and Java is used extensively in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn it by studying on their own or by completing related programming courses prior to their first quarter at UCI.

    Courses in Visual Basic and C are not approved preparation for this major.

  • Required for Program in Nursing Science unless otherwise specified:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment

    Nursing Science

    (this major does not participate in the TAG Program)

    Additional Requirements:

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Complete one year of general chemistry equivalent to UCI's Chemistry 1A/1B/1C with grades of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of organic chemistry equivalent to UCI's Chemistry 51A with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of genetics equivalent to UCI's Biological Sciences 97 with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of biochemistry equivalent to UCI's Biological Sciences 98 with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of human physiology equivalent to UCI's Biological Sciences E109 with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of human physiology lab equivalent to UCI's Biological Sciences E112L with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of microbiology equivalent to UCI's Biological Sciences M122 with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of microbiology lab equivalent to UCI's Biological Sciences M118L or M122L with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of anatomy with lab equivalent to UCI's Biological Sciences D170 with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of statistics equivalent to UCI's Statistics 7 or 8 with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of psychology equivalent to UCI's Psychology 7A or Psychology and Social Behavior 9 with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of sociology equivalent to UCI's Sociology 1 with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of philosophy equivalent to UCI's Philosophy 4 or 5 with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one quarter or semester of public health equivalent to UCI's Public Health 1 with a grade of B or better
    • Submit a supplemental application including personal statement and volunteer experiences; a personal interview may also be required
  • Required for Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences unless otherwise specified:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment

    Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Additional Requirements:

    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory with grade of B- or better in each course
    • Complete one year of biology courses with laboratory equivalent to UCI's BIO SCI 93 and 94 with a grade of B- or better in each course
  • Required of all majors in the School of Physical Sciences unless otherwise specified:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment

    See additional requirements listed by individual major below.

    Applied Physics

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with laboratory for physics and engineering majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Complete one year of approved calculus

    Chemistry

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory with a grade of B or better in each course
    • Complete one year of approved calculus

    Earth System Science

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory (preferred) or one year of calculus-based physics with laboratory with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Complete one year of approved calculus

    Environmental Science

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory (preferred) OR one year of biology with laboratory with a minimum GPA of 3.0

    Mathematics

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of approved calculus

    Physics

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with laboratory for physics and engineering majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Complete one year of approved calculus
  • Required for all majors in the Program in Public Health unless otherwise specified:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment
    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)

    See additional requirements listed by individual major below.

    Public Health Policy

    Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 in each of the required courses below:

    • Complete one year of social science courses in any combination of the following topics: anthropology, economics, sociology, and/or psychology

    Public Health Sciences

    Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 in each of the required courses below:

    • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Complete one year of courses equivalent to UCI's Biological Sciences 93 and 94.
  • Required of all majors in the School of Social Ecology unless otherwise specified:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment

    See additional requirements listed by individual major below.

    Criminology, Law and Society

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)

    Psychology and Social Behavior

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)

    Note: The Department of Cognitive Sciences in the School of Social Sciences offers a major in Psychology, and the School of Biological Sciences offers a major in Neurology.

    Social Ecology

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 2.8 (3.4 for TAG)

    Urban Studies

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 2.8 (3.4 for TAG)
  • Required of all majors in the School of Social Sciences unless otherwise specified:

    • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 2.7 (3.4 for TAG), unless otherwise specified
    • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment

    Note: While not a requirement for admission purposes, all School of Social Sciences majors must satisfy a mathematics requirement and a computer education course. For full details, students should refer to www.assist.org, the UCI General Catalogue, or consult with a UCI representative in Admissions or the School of Social Sciences.

    Also, many major programs include courses which are not available at community colleges. Because students will take these courses at UCI after transfer, these courses have not been included in the lists below; complete degree requirements can be found in the UCI General Catalogue.

    See additional requirements listed by individual major below.

    Cognitive Sciences

    Transfer students interested in the Cognitive Sciences major should apply as Psychology majors. (Students eligible for the TAG Program and interested in Cognitive Sciences should apply to the Psychology major.)

    Additional Requirements:

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Complete courses in calculus equivalent to UCI's MATH 2A and MATH 2B with a grade of 3.0 or better
    • Complete one course in statistics equivalent to UCI's STATS 7 with a grade of 3.0 or better
    • Complete courses in psychology equivalent to UCI's PSYCH 9A-B-C with a grade of 3.0 or better

    Economics and Business Economics and Quantitative Economics

    Additional Requirements:

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 2.8 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Complete one course in microeconomics with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one course in macroeconomics with a grade of B or better
    • Complete two semesters/two quarters of approved first-year calculus with a grade of B or better
    • Students interested in Quantitative Economics need to complete one semester/quarter of approved linear algebra with a grade of B or better

    Psychology

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)

    Note: Students interested in the study of psychology should be aware that in addition to the Psychology major offered by the School of Social Sciences, the School of Social Ecology offers a major in Psychology and Social Behavior, and the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences offers a major in Neurobiology.

    Additional Majors

    The majors below have no additional admission requirements beyond those for the School of Social Sciences.

    • Anthropology
    • Chicano Latino Studies
    • International Studies
    • Political Science
    • Social Policy and Public Service
    • Sociology

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