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# Undergraduate Admissions

# Majors Preparation Guide

## Majors Preparation Guide

Welcome to UCR’s Major Preparation Guide. The Major Preparation Guide outlines the selecting major requirements that must be satisfied for your desired major. Not all majors will be listed on this guide, for Majors Agreements not listed please refer to ASSIST.org 2016-17 agreements.

UCR will continue to honor the 2016-17 course-to-course articulation data on ASSIST.org. ASSIST.org should be referenced with the Major Preparation Guide to ensure you will satisfy the selecting major requirements.

Biochemistry, B.A. /B.S.

Bioengineering, B.S.

Biology, B.A. /B.S.

Business Administration, B.S.

Business Economics, B.A.

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, B.A. /B.S.

Chemical Engineering, B.S.

Chemistry, B.A. /B.S.

Computer Engineering, B.S.

Computer Science with Business Applications, B.S.

Computer Science, B.S.

Earth Science, B.S.

Economics, B.A.

Economics/Administrative Studies, B.A.

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

Entomology, B.A /B.S.

Environmental Engineering, B.S.

Environmental Sciences, B.A /B.S.

Geology, B.S.

Geophysics, B.S.

Materials Science and Engineering, B.S.

Mathematics, B.A /B.S.

Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers, B.S.

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Microbiology, B.S.

Neuroscience, B.A /B.S.

Psychology, B.A. and B.S.

Physics, B.A /B.S.

Plant Biology, B.A /B.S.

Statistics, B.A./ B.S.

### Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering

#### Majors with Selecting Requirements for 2018-2019:

##### Bioengineering, B.S.

All majors in the Bourns College of Engineering are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.80.

Prior to transfer, a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for the calculus series and at least one additional major-specific course sequences.

###### Required:

- Biology 5A & Biology 5LA (Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab)
- Chemistry 1A & Chemistry 1LA (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1B & Chemistry 1LB (General Chemistry and Lab), (Chemistry 1C & Chemistry 1LC (General Chemistry and Lab)
- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)

###### Required two courses from:

- Biology 5B (Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology)
- Physics 40A (General Physics)
- Physics 40B (General Physics)
- Physics 40C (General Physics)

##### Chemical Engineering, B.S.

All majors in the Bourns College of Engineering are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.80.

Prior to transfer, a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for the calculus series and at least one additional major-specific course sequences.

###### Required:

- Chemistry 1A & Chemistry 1LA (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1B & Chemistry 1LB (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1C & Chemistry 1LC (General Chemistry and Lab)
- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)
- Physics 40A (General Physics)

###### Required two courses from:

- Biology 5A & Biology 5LA (Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab)
- Physics 40B (General Physics)
- Physics 40C (General Physics)

##### Computer Engineering, B.S.

All majors in the Bourns College of Engineering are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.80.

Prior to transfer, a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for the calculus series and at least one additional major-specific course sequences.

###### Required:

- Computer Science 10 (Intro to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering I), Computer Science 12 (Intro to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering II)
- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)
- Physics 40A (General Physics)

###### Required three courses from:

- Computer Science 11 (Intro to Discrete Structures, Same-As: MATH 11)
- Computer Science 61 (Machine Organization and Assembly Language Programming)
- Electrical Engineering 1A & 1LA (Engineering Circuit Analysis I and Lab)
- Physics 40B (General Physics)
- Physics 40C (General Physics)

##### Computer Science with Business Applications, B.S.

All majors in the Bourns College of Engineering are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.80.

Prior to transfer, a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for the calculus series and at least one additional major-specific course sequences.

###### Required:

- Business 20 (Financial Accounting and Reporting)
- Computer Science 10 (Intro to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering I)
- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)

###### Required three courses from:

- Computer Science 11 (Intro to Discrete Structures, Same-As: MATH 11)
- Computer Science 12 (intro to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering II)
- Computer Science 14 (Intro to Data Structures and Algorithms)
- Computer Science 61 (Machine Organization and Assembly Language Programming)
- Economics 2 (Intro to Macroeconomics)
- Economics 3 (Intro to Microeconomics)

##### Computer Science, B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for the calculus series and at least one additional major-specific course sequences.

###### Required:

- Computer Science 10 (Intro to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering I)
- Computer Science 12 (Intro to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering II)
- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)
- Physics 40A (General Physics)

###### Required three courses from:

- Computer Science 11 (Intro to Discrete Structures, Same-As: MATH 11)
- Computer Science 14 (Intro to Data Structures and Algorithms)
- Computer Science 61 (Machine Organization and Assembly Language Programming)
- Math 10A (Calculus of Several Variables)
- Physics 40B (General Physics)
- Physics 40C (General Physics)

##### Electrical Engineering, B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for the calculus series and at least one additional major-specific course sequences.

###### Required:

- Computer Science 10 (Intro to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering I)
- Computer Science 61 (Machine Organization and Assembly Language
- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)
- Physics 40A (General Physics)

###### Required three courses from:

- Computer Science 12 (Intro to Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering II) or Computer Science 13 (Intro to Computer Science for Engineering Majors)
- Electrical Engineering 1A & Electrical Engineering 1LA (Engineering Circuit Analysis I and Lab)
- Electrical Engineering 1B (Engineering Circuit Analysis I)
- Math 10A (Calculus of Several Variables)
- Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)
- Physics 40B (General Physics)
- Physics 40C (General Physics)

##### Environmental Engineering, B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for the calculus series and at least one additional major-specific course sequences.

###### Required:

- Chemistry 1A & Chemistry 1LA (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1B & Chemistry 1LB (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1C & Chemistry 1LC (General Chemistry and Lab)
- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)
- Physics 40A (General Physics)

###### Required two courses from:

- Biology 5A & Biology 5LA (Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab)
- Chemistry 8A & Chemistry 8LA (Organic Chemistry and Lab)
- Chemistry 8B & Chemistry 8LB (Organic Chemistry and Lab)
- Chemistry 8C & Chemistry 8LC (Organic Chemistry and Lab)
- Physics 40B (General Physics)
- Physics 40C (General Physics)

##### Materials Science and Engineering, B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for the calculus series and at least one additional major-specific course sequences.

###### Required:

- Chemistry 1A & Chemistry 1LA (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1B & Chemistry 1LB (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1C & Chemistry 1LC (General Chemistry and Lab)
- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)

###### Required three courses from:

- Chemistry 8A & Chemistry 8LA (Organic Chemistry and Lab)
- Math 10A (Calculus of Several Variables)
- Math 10B (Calculus of Several Variables)
- Math 46 (Into to Ordinary Differential Equations)
- Physics 40A (General Physics)
- Physics 40B (General Physics)
- Physics 40C (General Physics)

##### Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for the calculus series and at least one additional major-specific course sequences.

###### Required:

- Chemistry 1A & Chemistry 1LA (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1B & Chemistry 1LB (General Chemistry and Lab)
- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)
- Physics 40A (General Physics)

###### Required three courses from:

- Biology 5A & Biology 5LA (Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab)
- Electrical Engineering 1A & Electrical Engineering 1LA (Engineering Circuit Analysis I and Lab)
- Mechanical Engineering 2 (Intro to Mechanical Engineering)
- Mechanical Engineering 9 (Engineering Graphic and Design)
- Mechanical Engineering 10 (Statistics)
- Mechanical Engineering 18A (Intro to Engineering Computation)
- Mechanical Engineering 18B (Intro to Computational Modeling in Mechanical Engineering)
- Physics 40B (General Physics)
- Physics 40C (General Physics)

###### Summary of changes:

Effective Fall 19, Mechanical Engineering 18 is now 18A & 18B. Students may complete equivalent to Mechanical Engineering 18A & 18B as part of the three additional required courses.

### College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

#### Selecting Major Requirements for 2018-2019:

##### Business Economics, B.A.

All majors in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.40.

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus)

##### Economics, B.A.

All majors in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.40.

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus)

##### Economics/Administrative Studies, B.A.

All majors in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.40.

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus)

##### Psychology, B.A. and B.S.

All majors in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.70. Courses must be completed a "C" better.

###### Required:

- Math 4 (Intro to College Math for Business and Social Sciences) or Math 5 (Pre-calculus) or Math 9A (First-Year Calculus) or Math 22 (Calculus for Business)

Students who complete a UC transferable College Algebra course and a college course in Trigonometry (both with "C" grades or better) will be considered to have an acceptable course substitution to UCR's MATH 5. Trigonometry courses do not carry UC transfer credit, but when taken in conjunction with College Algebra can be used to sufficiently cover content in MATH 5.

### College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

#### Majors With Selecting Requirements for 2018-2019:

##### Biochemistry, B.A. /B.S.

All majors in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.70.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work, except for Organic Chemistry (which must be "B" required).

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)

###### Required one sequence from:

- Biology 5A & Biology 5LA (Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab), Biology 5B (Intro to Organismal Biology), Biology 5C (Introductory Evolution and Ecology)
- Chemistry 8A & Chemistry 8LA (Organic Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 8B & Chemistry 8LB (Organic Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 8C & Chemistry 8LC (Organic Chemistry and Lab)
- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics), Physics 40C (General Physics) or Physics 2A & Physics 2LA (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2B & Physics 2LB (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2C & Physics 2LC (General Physics and Lab)

##### Biology, B.A. /B.S.

All majors in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.70.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work.

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus) or Math 7A (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 7B (Calculus for Life Sciences)

###### Required one sequence from:

- Biology 5A & Biology 5LA (Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab), Biology 5B (Intro to Organismal Biology), Biology 5C (Introductory Evolution and Ecology)
- Chemistry 8A & Chemistry 8LA (Organic Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 8B & Chemistry 8LB (Organic Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 8C & Chemistry 8LC (Organic Chemistry and Lab)
- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics), Physics 40C (General Physics) or Physics 2A & Physics 2LA (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2B & Physics 2LB (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2C & Physics 2LC (General Physics and Lab)

##### Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, B.A. /B.S.

All majors in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences are selective, based on academic preparation and GPA in all transferable coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.70.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work, except for Organic Chemistry (which must be "B" required).

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus) or Math 7A (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 7B (Calculus for Life Sciences)

###### Required one sequence from:

- Biology 5A & Biology 5LA (Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab), Biology 5B (Intro to Organismal Biology), Biology 5C (Introductory Evolution and Ecology)
- Chemistry 8A & Chemistry 8LA (Organic Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 8B & Chemistry 8LB (Organic Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 8C & Chemistry 8LC (Organic Chemistry and Lab)
- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics), Physics 40C (General Physics) or Physics 2A & Physics 2LA (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2B & Physics 2LB (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2C & Physics 2LC (General Physics and Lab)

##### Chemistry, B.A. /B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work, except for Organic Chemistry (which must be "B" required).

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)

###### Required one sequence from:

- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics), Physics 40C (General Physics)
- Math 10A (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 10B (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)

##### Earth Science, B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work.

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus) or Math 7A (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 7B (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)

###### Required one sequence from:

- Chemistry 1A & Chemistry 1LA (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1B & Chemistry 1LB (General Chemistry and Lab)
- Math 10A (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 10B (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)
- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics), or Physics 2A & Physics 2LA (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2B & Physics 2LB (General Physics and Lab)

###### Summary of changes:

Effective Fall 19, transfer students are not required to complete the following courses:

- Chemistry 1C & 1LC
- Physics 40C or Physics 2C & 2LC

##### Entomology, B.A /B.S.

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus) or Math 7A (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 7B (Calculus for Life Sciences)

###### Required one sequence from:

- Math 9C (First-Year Calculus), Math 10A (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 10B (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)

##### Environmental Sciences, B.A /B.S.

###### Required:

###### Required one sequence from:

- Math 9C (First-Year Calculus), Math 10A (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 10B (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)

##### Geology, B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work.

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus), or Math 7A (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 7B (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)

###### Required one sequence from:

- Chemistry 1A & Chemistry 1LA (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1B & Chemistry 1LB (General Chemistry and Lab)
- Math 10A (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 10B (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)
- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics) or Physics 2A & Physics 2LA (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2B & Physics 2LB (General Physics and Lab)

###### Summary of changes:

Effective Fall 19, transfer students are not required to complete the following courses:

- Chemistry 1C & 1LC
- Physics 40C or Physics 2C &2LC

##### Geophysics, B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work.

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus), or Math 7A (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 7B (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)

###### Required one sequence from:

- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics) or Physics 2A & Physics 2LA (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2B & Physics 2LB (General Physics and Lab)

###### Summary of changes:

Effective Fall 19, transfer students are not required to complete the following courses:

- Chemistry 1C & 1LC
- Physics 40C or Physics 2C &2LC

##### Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers, B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work.

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), or Math 7A (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 7B (Calculus for Life Sciences)
- Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)

###### Required one sequence from:

- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics), Physics 40C (General Physics)

##### Mathematics, B.A /B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work.

###### Required:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), or Math 7A (Calculus for Life Sciences), Math 7B (Calculus for Life Sciences)
- Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)

###### Required one sequence from:

- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics), Physics 40C (General Physics)

##### Microbiology, B.S.

###### Required:

###### Required one sequence from:

##### Neuroscience, B.A /B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work.

###### Required:

###### Required one sequence from:

- Math 9C (First-Year Calculus), Math 10A (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 10B (Calculus of Several Variables), Math 46 (Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations)
- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics), Physics 40C (General Physics), or Physics 2A & Physics 2LA (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2B & Physics 2LB (General Physics and Lab), Physics 2C & Physics 2LC (General Physics and Lab)

##### Physics, B.A /B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work.

###### Required:

- Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)
- Physics 40A (General Physics), Physics 40B (General Physics), Physics 40C (General Physics)

###### Summary of changes:

Effective Fall 19, transfer students are not required to complete the following courses:

##### Plant Biology, B.A /B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C” is required for all major specific course work.

###### Required:

- Chemistry 1A& Chemistry 1LA (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1B & Chemistry 1LB (General Chemistry and Lab), Chemistry 1C & Chemistry 1LC (General Chemistry and Lab)

RECOMMENDED:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus), Math 9B (First-Year Calculus), Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)

##### Statistics, B.A./ B.S.

Prior to transfer, a minimum grade of “C-“ is required for First Year Calculus.

###### Required:

- Math 9C (First-Year Calculus)

### School of Business

#### Selecting Major Requirements for 2018-2019:

##### Business Administration, B.S.

All students transferring into the School of Business are required to:

- Complete community college courses equivalent to the following seven lower Division.
- Attain a minimum GPA of 2.70 in all UC transferable course work, and a minimum 2.50 GPA in the seven lower division major prerequisites listed. (This GPA is a baseline for consideration and not a guarantee of admission.)
- Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

###### REQUIRED:

- Math 9A (First-Year Calculus) or MATH 22 (Calculus for Business)
- Business 10 (Introduction to Business)
- Business 20 (Financial Accounting and Reporting)
- Computer Science 8 (Intro to Computing)
- Economics 2 (Intro to Macroeconomics)
- Economics 3 (Intro to Microeconomics)
- Statistics 48 (Statistics for Business)