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Some majors in the College of Letters and Science have additional transfer requirements:

Required courses that are offered at your current campus will need to be completed by the close of spring term prior to fall enrollment at UC Davis. If required courses will not be offered at your college, you must complete them after enrolling at UC Davis. You can find California community college courses that are comparable to UC Davis courses using ASSIST.

UC Davis Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) requirements for selective majors are shown alongside preparatory coursework requirements.


Preparation for Specific Majors

You must earn an overall transfer GPA of 2.80 or higher to be a competitive candidate for admission to any selective majors in the College of Letters and Science. Courses must be taken for a letter grade, with no grade less than C (Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level examinations may satisfy UC Davis course equivalents.).

To qualify for a fall 2019 Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) in these majors, you must meet the following additional requirements:
  • Achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.20 from the time your TAG is submitted, up to the time of enrollment.
  • Achieve the minimum required GPAs in any courses that have been completed at the time the TAG application is submitted.
  • Complete UC transfer requirements in the areas of English composition (2 courses) and mathematics (1 course) by the end of fall term 2018.

Computer Science

Candidates must complete courses comparable to the following UC Davis courses with a GPA of at least 3.40 for each series. Additionally, candidates must have already achieved required GPAs in any of these courses that have been completed at the time the transfer academic update is submitted:

  • Mathematics 21A/B/C
  • Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 20, 36A, 36C, 50

Beginning in fall 2021, Computer Science applicants will also need to complete ENG CS/ECS 36B. This course will be part of the ENG CS/ECS course group and included in calculation of the 3.40 GPA required for the group.

NOTE: A new Engineering Computer Science series (ENG CS/ECS 36A/B/C) will be replacing ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 courses, and ENG CS 10 will be replaced by a new course, ENG CS 32A respectively, beginning with the 2018 academic year. 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).

Psychology

Candidates must complete courses comparable to the following UC Davis courses with a GPA of at least 2.90 for the course group. Additionally, candidates must have already achieved required GPAs in any of these courses that have been completed at the time the transfer academic update is submitted:

  • Psychology 1
  • Statistics 13
  • One of these two options:
    1. Biological Sciences 2A OR
    2. Biological Sciences 10 AND ONE course from:
      Anthropology 1 OR
      Molecular and Cellular Biology 10 OR
      Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior 10

Although only one biological sciences course is required for admission, students interested in pursuing a B.S. degree with emphasis in biology are encouraged to complete the recommended courses shown on ASSIST.

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Future Selective Majors

The following majors in the College of Letters and Science will require preparatory coursework for students who are applying for admission in fall 2020 or later.*

Candidates must complete courses comparable to the following UC Davis courses with a GPA of at least 3.00 for the course groups. Additionally, candidates must have already achieved required GPAs in any of these courses that have been completed at the time the transfer academic update is submitted.

* Information for future selective majors is subject to change.

To qualify for a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) in these future selective majors, you must meet the following additional requirements:
  • Achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.20 from the time your TAG is submitted, up to the time of enrollment.
  • Achieve the minimum required GPAs in any courses that have been completed at the time the TAG application is submitted.
  • Complete UC transfer requirements in the areas of English composition (2 courses) and mathematics (1 course) by the end of fall term preceding your intended UC Davis enrollment.

Economics (Fall 2021)

  • Mathematics 16A/B/C or Mathematics 17A/B/C or Mathematics 21A/B/C
  • Economics 1A/B

We strongly recommend that Economics applicants also complete coursework comparable to the following UC Davis course with C or better grades before matriculating to UC Davis:

  • Statistics 13

Mathematics (Fall 2020)

  • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
  • Mathematics 22A or Math 67
  • Mathematics 22B

Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Fall 2020)

  • Chemistry 2A/B/C or Chemistry 2AH/BH/CH
  • Chemistry 118A/B/C or Chemistry 128A/B/C, 129A/B/C
  • Mathematics 16A/B/C or Mathematics 17A/B/C or Mathematics 21A/B/C

We strongly recommend that Pharmaceutical Chemistry applicants also complete courses comparable to the following UC Davis courses with C or better grades before matriculating to UC Davis:

  • Physics 7A/B/C or Physics 9A/B/C
  • Biological Sciences 2A
  • Biological Sciences 2B or 2C
  • Statistics 13 or 32

Physics and Applied Physics (Fall 2020)

  • Physics 9A/B/C/D or Physics 9HA/HB/HC/HD/HE
  • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
  • Mathematics 22A/B

 

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