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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
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements 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
    • Human Biology
    • 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
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment.
  • 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
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements 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 GPA of 3.0 and who satisfactorily complete the lower-division 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 Paul Merage School of Business)

    (this major does not participate in the TAG Program)

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0
    • A minimum grade of B in each of the required courses below:
      • Complete one year of approved calculus
      • One year of computer programming courses in a single object–language. (Python, Java, or C++) Object-oriented programming language courses that do not directly articulate to I&C SCI 31-33 can be used to satisfy the admissions requirements. Introduction to computer science courses do not meet this requirement.
      • 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, C, 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
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment.
  • Required for all majors in the School of Engineering (except Computer Science and Engineering):

    • 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
    • Complete one year of single variable calculus
    • Complete one course in multivariable calculus
    • Complete one course in ordinary differential equations
    • Complete one course in linear algebra
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment.

    See additional requirements listed by individual major below.

    Aerospace Engineering

    Earn a grade of C or better in each of the following required major-preparation courses. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses:

    • Complete three calculus-based physics courses with labs
      • mechanics,
      • electricity and magnetism,
      • waves, optics & modern physics
    • Complete one course of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Complete one course in programming and problem solving in MATLAB or programming concepts and methodologies for engineers

    The following courses are not required for transfer consideration, however the degree cannot be completed in two years without them:

    • Complete one course in statics
    • Circuit Analysis with laboratory
    • Materials Science and Engineering

    Biomedical Engineering

    Earn a grade of C or better in each of the following required major-preparation courses. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses:

    • Complete three calculus-based physics courses with labs
      • mechanics,
      • electricity and magnetism,
      • waves, optics & modern physics
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with labs
    • Complete one course in programming and problem solving in MATLAB or programming concepts and methodologies for engineers

    The following course is not required for transfer consideration, however the degree cannot be completed in two years without it:

    • Engineering Graphics

    Biomedical Engineering: Premedical

    Earn a grade of C or better in each of the following required major-preparation courses. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses:

    • Complete three calculus-based physics courses with labs
      • mechanics,
      • electricity and magnetism,
      • waves, optics & modern physics
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with labs
    • Complete one year of organic chemistry with labs
    • Complete one course in programming and problem solving in MATLAB or programming concepts and methodologies for engineers

    The following course is not required for transfer consideration, however the degree cannot be completed in two years without it:

    • Engineering Graphics

    Chemical Engineering

    Earn a grade of C or better in each of the following required major-preparation courses. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses:

    • Complete two calculus-based physics courses with labs
      • mechanics
      • electricity and magnetism
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with labs
    • Complete one year of organic chemistry with labs
    • Complete one course in programming and problem solving in MATLAB or programming concepts and methodologies for engineers

    Civil Engineering

    Earn a grade of C or better in each of the following required major-preparation courses. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses:

    • Complete two calculus-based physics courses with labs
      • mechanics
      • electricity and magnetism
    • Complete one course in general chemistry with lab
    • Complete one course in programming and problem solving in MATLAB or programming concepts and methodologies for engineers

    NOTE: For fall 2021 admission, 1 year of general chemistry with labs is required

    The following courses are not required for transfer consideration, however the degree cannot be completed in two years without them:

    • Introduction to Statistics
    • One course in statics
    • One course in engineering graphics

    Computer Engineering

    Earn a grade of C or better in each of the following required major-preparation courses. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses:

    • Complete three calculus-based physics courses with labs
      • mechanics,
      • electricity and magnetism,
      • waves, optics & modern physics
    • Complete one course in programming concepts and methodology
    • Complete one course in circuit analysis with lab

    The following courses are not required for transfer consideration, however the degree cannot be completed in two years without them:

    • Programming Concepts and Methodology II
    • Computer Architecture and Organization

    Computer Science and Engineering

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

    (this major does not participate in the TAG program)

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0
    • 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.

    Have a minimum grade of B in each of the required courses below:

    • Complete two semesters/two quarters of single variable calculus
    • Complete two semesters/two quarters of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
    • One year of computer programming courses in a single object–language (Python, Java, or C++). Object-oriented programming language courses that do not directly articulate to I&C SCI 31-33 can be used to satisfy the admissions requirements. Introduction to computer science courses do not meet this requirement.
    • Complete one additional approved transferable course for the major (an approved math or CS 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
    • One course in Multivariable Calculus

    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, C, and C# are not approved preparation for this major.

    Electrical Engineering

    Earn a grade of C or better in each of the following required major-preparation courses. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses:

    • Complete three calculus-based physics courses with labs
      • mechanics,
      • electricity and magnetism,
      • waves, optics & modern physics
    • Complete one course in programming concepts and methodology
    • Complete one course in circuit analysis with lab

    Environmental Engineering

    Earn a grade of C or better in each of the following required major-preparation courses. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses:

    • Complete two calculus-based physics courses with labs
      • mechanics,
      • electricity and magnetism,
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with labs
    • Complete one course in programming and problem solving in MATLAB or programming concepts and methodologies for engineers

    The following courses are not required for transfer consideration, however the degree cannot be completed in two years without them:

    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Complete one course in statics
    • Complete one course in engineering graphics

    Materials Science and Engineering

    Earn a grade of C or better in each of the following required major-preparation courses. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses:

    • Complete three calculus-based physics courses with labs
      • mechanics,
      • electricity and magnetism,
      • waves, optics & modern physics
    • Complete one year of general chemistry with labs
    • Complete one course in programming and problem solving in MATLAB or programming concepts and methodologies for engineeers

    The following courses are not required for transfer consideration, however the degree cannot be completed in two years without them:

    • One course in statics
    • One course in materials science and engineering
    • Circuit Analysis with lab

    Mechanical Engineering

    Earn a grade of C or better in each of the following required major-preparation courses. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses:

    • Complete three calculus-based physics courses with labs
      • mechanics,
      • electricity and magnetism,
      • waves, optics & modern physics
    • Complete one course in general chemistry with lab
    • Complete one course in programming and problem solving in MATLAB or programming concepts and methodologies for engineers

    The following courses are not required for transfer consideration, however the degree cannot be completed in two years without them:

    • One course in statics
    • One course in engineering graphics
    • Circuit Analysis with lab
    • One course in materials science and engineering
  • 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 UCI Lower Division Writing Requirement
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment.

    Recommended:

    • Complete four semesters/six quarters, or a combination thereof, including at least one lower-division course in each of the following 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 Humanities disciplines outside the major can be selected; OR
    • Complete a one-year lower division 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 other major-applicable courses that can be found at 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 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.
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment.

    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)

    (this major does not participate in the TAG program)

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0
    • A minimum grade of B in each of the required courses below:
      • Complete two semesters/two quarters of approved first-year calculus
      • One year of computer programming courses in a single object–language.(Python, Java, or C++) Object-oriented programming language courses that do not directly articulate to I&C SCI 31-33 can be used to satisfy the admissions requirements. Introduction to computer science courses do not meet this requirement.
      • 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, C, and C# are not approved preparation for this major.

    Computer Game Science

    (this major does not participate in the TAG program)

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0
    • A minimum grade of B in required courses below:
      • Complete two semesters/two quarters of approved first-year calculus
      • One year of computer programming courses in a single object–language (Python, Java, or C++). Object-oriented programming language courses that do not directly articulate to I&C SCI 31-33 can be used to satisfy the admissions requirements. Introduction to computer science courses do not meet this requirement.

    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, C, and C# are not approved preparation for this major.

    Computer Science

    (this major does not participate in the TAG program)

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0
    • A minimum grade of B in required courses below:
      • Complete two semesters/two quarters of approved first-year calculus
      • One year of computer programming courses in a single object–language (Python, Java, or C++). Object-oriented programming language courses that do not directly articulate to I&C SCI 31-33 can be used to satisfy the admissions requirements. Introduction to computer science courses do not meet this requirement.
      • Effective for fall 2020 admission: Complete one additional approved transferable course for the major (an approved math or CS course - see below)
    • 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, C, and C# are not approved preparation for this major.

    Computer Science and Engineering

    (offered jointly with The Henry Samueli School of Engineering)

    (this major does not participate in the TAG program)

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0
    • Have a minimum grade of B in each of the required courses below:
      • Complete two semesters/two quarters of approved first-year calculus
      • Complete one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism)
      • One year of computer programming courses in a single object–language (Python, Java, or C++). Object-oriented programming language courses that do not directly articulate to I&C SCI 31-33 can be used to satisfy the admissions requirements. Introduction to computer science courses do not meet this requirement.
      • Complete one additional approved transferable course for the major (an approved math or CS 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
      • One course in multivariable calculus

    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, C, and C# are not approved preparation for this major.

    Data Science

    (this major does not participate in the TAG program)

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0
    • A minimum grade of B in required courses below:
      • Complete two semesters/two quarters of approved first-year calculus
      • Complete one course equivalent to Stats 7
      • One year of computer programming courses in a single object–language (Python, Java, or C++). Object-oriented programming language courses that do not directly articulate to I&C SCI 31-33 can be used to satisfy the admissions requirements. Introduction to computer science courses do not meet this requirement.
    • Complete one additional approved transferable course for the major (an approved math or CS course - see below)
    • 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, C, and C# are not approved preparation for this major.

    Informatics

    (this major does not participate in the TAG program)

    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • A minimum grade of B in required courses below:
      • Complete one college level math course at a higher level than precalculus; preferably courses equivalent to UCI’s I&CSCI 6B, Statistics 7 or Statistics 67.
      • One year of computer programming courses in a single object–language (Python, Java, or C++). Object-oriented programming language courses that do not directly articulate to I&C SCI 31-33 can be used to satisfy the admissions requirements. Introduction to computer science courses do not meet this requirement.

    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, C, and C# are not approved preparation for this major.

    Software Engineering

    (this major does not participate in the TAG program)

    • Cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0.
    • A minimum grade of B in required courses below:
      • Two semesters or two 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.
      • One year of computer programming courses in a single object–language (Python, Java, or C++). Object-oriented programming language courses that do not directly articulate to I&C SCI 31-33 can be used to satisfy the admissions requirements. Introduction to computer science courses do not meet this requirement.
    • 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, C, and C# are not approved preparation for this major.

  • Required for the Nursing Science major 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
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements 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 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
  • 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
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements 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 equivalent to UCI's Chemistry 1A/1B/1C and 1LC/1LD with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one year of organic chemistry with laboratory equivalent to UCI’s Chemistry 51A/51B/51C and 51LB/51LC/51LD with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one year of general biology courses equivalent to UCI’s Biological Sciences 93 and 94 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

    Note: To complete the BS degree in two years, transfer students must complete all of the above-listed courses and 

    • 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 molecular biology equivalent to UCI’s Biological Sciences 99 with a grade of B or better
  • 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
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements 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 single variable calculus with a minimum GPA of 3.0

    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 single variable 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 single variable calculus

    Environmental Science and Policy

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Complete one course in statistics equivalent to UCI's STATS 7 with a grade of 2.5 or better

    Mathematics

    Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:

    • Complete one year of single variable calculus with a minimum B grade in each course

    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 single variable calculus with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • 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)
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment.

    See additional requirements listed by individual major below.

    Public Health Policy

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

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

    Public Health Sciences

    Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 in all 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
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements 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)

    Environmental Science and Policy

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)
    • Complete one course in statistics equivalent to UCI's STATS 7 with a grade of 2.5 or better

    Psychological Science

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

    Note: The School of Social Sciences also offers majors in the field of Psychology, and the School of Biological Sciences offers a major in Neurobiology.

    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
    • Complete all major-specific admission requirements 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 to the Psychology B.A. major. (Students eligible for the TAG Program and interested in Cognitive Sciences should apply to the Psychology B.A. major.)

    Additional Requirements:

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0
    • Complete courses in calculus equivalent to UCI's MATH 2A and MATH 2B with a grade of B or better
    • Complete one course in statistics equivalent to UCI's STATS 7 with a grade of B or better
    • Complete courses in psychology equivalent to UCI's PSYCH 9A and PSYCH 9C with grades of B or better.  PSYCH 9B to be taken at UCI.

    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 equivalent to UCI's Mathematics 2A-B 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 (B.A.)

    • 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 B.A. and B.S. majors offered by the School of Social Sciences, the School of Social Ecology offers a major in Psychological Sciences, and the School of Biological Sciences offers a major in Neurobiology.

    Psychology (B.S.)

    Transfer students interested in the Psychology B.S. major should apply to the Psychology B.A. major. (Students eligible for the TAG Program and interested in Pscyhology B.S. should apply to the Psychology B.A. major.)

    • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0
    • Complete courses in Psychology equivalent to UCI's PSYCH 9A and PSYCH 9C with a grade of 2.0 or better.  PSYCH 9B to be taken at UCI.
    • Complete at least 4 courses in either Calculus (equivalent to UCI's MATH 2A and MATH 2B); Biological Sciences (equivalent to UCI's BIOL 93 and BIOL 94); Chemistry (equivalent to UCI's CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B, CHEM 1C with labs); or Physics (equivalent to PHYS 3A, PHYS 3B, PHYS 3C, with labs) with grades of 2.0 or better
    • Recommended: 2 additional courses from the list above

    Please note: Students interested in the study of Psychology should be aware that in addition to the Psychology majors offered by the School of Social Sciences, the School of Social Ecology offers a major in Psychological Science and the School of Biological Sciences offers a major in Neurobiology.

    Language Science

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

    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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