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Students applying for transfer admission to selective majors must meet additional course and GPA requirements. All courses must be taken for a letter grade with no grade less than C. All major preparatory course requirements must be completed by the end of spring term before fall enrollment.

All majors in the College of Engineering are selective and have additional transfer requirements. Overall UC-transferable coursework must meet a minimum 3.10 GPA.

Students are expected to take courses comparable to the UC Davis course requirements as long as they are offered at the California Community College (CCC) they attend. When the ASSIST website indicates “no comparable course” or “not articulated,” the selective major course requirement will be waived for UC Davis admission/TAG, but must be completed after enrolling at UC Davis. You can find CCC courses that are comparable to UC Davis courses using the ASSIST website.

TIP: Learn more about Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit and how the ASSIST website can help you.

To be well prepared, it is strongly recommended that students complete all lower-division coursework requirements for their major, as shown on the ASSIST website.

Applicants to the College of Engineering (COE) can also view the 2018-2019 Engineering Grid to view a summary of all lower division courses for each major required for UC Davis admission/TAG, as well as those required for COE graduation.


Preparation for majors

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Chemistry 2A
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B
    • Physics 9C (not required for Environmental Engineering)
    • Applicants must achieve a minimum overall 3.1 GPA in UC-transferable coursework; TAG applicants for fall 2020 must achieve a minimum overall 3.3 GPA in UC-transferable coursework; TAG applicants for fall 2021 and later must achieve a minimum overall 3.4 GPA in UC-transferable coursework.
ENG CS(ECS) 36A/B/C is a new series as of fall 2018 and has replaced ENG CS/ECS 30/40/60 courses. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21).
ENG CS(ECS) 32A/B is a new series as of fall 2018 and has replaced ENG CS/ECS 10. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS 10 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21).

 

Aerospace Science and Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Chemistry 2A/B
    • Communication 1 or 3
    • Engineering 4, 17, 35 and 45
    • Engineering 6
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C
    • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Biochemical Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Biological Sciences 2A
    • Chemistry 2A/B/C
    • Organic Chemistry 128A/B, 129A
    • Engineering 6
      OR Chemical Engineering (ENG CHM) 60
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C
    • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Biological Systems Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following  coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Biological Sciences 2A
    • Chemistry 2A/B
    • Engineering 3
      OR Communications 1
      OR Communications 3
    • Engineering 6, 17, 35
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C
    • University Writing Program 1 (English 3 not accepted for this major)

Additional Recommendations:

  • Biological Sciences 2B/C

Biomedical Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following  coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Biological Sciences 2A
    • Chemistry 2A/B/C
    • Organic Chemistry 8A/B
      OR Organic Chemistry 118A/B
    • Engineering 6, 17
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C
    • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Chemical Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following  coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Biological Sciences 2A
    • Chemistry 2A/B/C
    • Organic Chemistry 128A/B, 129A
    • Engineering 6
      OR Chemical Engineering (ENG CHM) 60
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
    • Engineering 17
      OR Engineering 35
      OR Engineering 45
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C
    • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Civil Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following  coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Chemistry 2A/B
    • Communication 1 or 3
    • Engineering 6
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
    • Engineering 35
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D               
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C
    • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Computer Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following  coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Chemistry 2A
    • Communication 1 or 3
    • Engineering 17
    • Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 20, 36A/B/C
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C/D
    • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Computer Science and Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following  coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Chemistry 2A
    • Communication 1 (Comm 3 not accepted for this major)
    • Engineering 17
    • Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 20, 36A/B/C, 50
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C/D
    • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Additional Recommendations:

  • Familiarity with UNIX
TIP: Visit the Deparment of Computer Science for additional information

Electrical Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following  coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Chemistry 2A
    • Engineering 17
    • Electrical Computer Engineering(EEC) 7
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C/D

Additional Recommendations:

  • Communication 1 or 3
  • Engineering 6
  • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Environmental Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following  coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Chemistry 2A/B
    • Organic Chemistry 8A
    • Engineering 6
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
    • Engineering 35
    • Geology 50/50L
      OR Atmospheric Science 60
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B
    • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Materials Science and Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following  coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Chemistry 2A/B/C
    • Communication 1 or 3
    • Engineering 6
      OR Chemical Engineering (ENG CHM) 60
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
    • Engineering 17, 45  
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C/D
    • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Additional Recommendations:

  • Engineering 35  


Mechanical Engineering

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG criteria:

  • Complete the following  coursework and maintain a 3.20 GPA in the entire group of courses
    • Chemistry 2A/B
    • Engineering 4, 17, 35
    • Engineering 6
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 32A
      OR Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 36A
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B
    • Physics 9A/B/C

Additional Recommendations:

  • Communication 1 or 3
  • Engineering 45
  • English 3 OR University Writing Program 1

Additional Tips

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit

Visit our AP or IB exam articulation charts to find out whether your scores:

  • Earn UC transferable course credit.
  • Satisfy one UC-E (English), one UC-M (math) or another requirement of the UC 7-course pattern.
  • Meet selective major requirements specific to UC.
ASSIST

Visit the ASSIST website to identify which courses at your CCC:

  • Earn UC transferable course credit.
  • Satisfy the UC-E (English), UC-M (math) and other requirements of the UC 7-course pattern.
  • Meet selective major requirements specific to UC Davis.

 

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