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Major Changes

 

CHASS and CNAS students MUST contact your college Transition Advisor for change of major information BEFORE contacting BCOE.

See these links for details:

CHASS: http://chassstudentaffairs.ucr.edu/transition_advising/index.html

CNAS:  http://cnasstudent.ucr.edu/transitionadvising.html

Students who have the support of their current college to pursue a change of major should read and follow the instructions below.

Incoming students (pre-matriculation) can apply to change their major through the MyUCR portal until mid-June. No major changes into or within BCOE are accepted over summer nor at orientation. Any incoming student who wishes to change their major into or within BCOE will be held to the same criteria as a continuing student.

How to Change Your Major to a BCOE Major

Please follow the below three-step process to change your major. 

  Step 1: Read this entire page.

  Step 2:  Review the Major Change criteria by choosing the major of interest below.

  Step 3: Once you meet the Major Change criteria submit the online Major Change Request form here: https://bcoe.wufoo.com/forms/bcoe-change-of-major-petition/

  Step 4: Your request will be evaluated within the first three weeks of the quarter. If you are requesting a major change in a specific term, your petition must be received by Wednesday of Week 3.  Any petitions received after this deadline will be processed in the following quarter.  For example, Winter 2020 petitions must be received by Wednesday, January 22.  Any petitions received after 1/22 will be processed for Spring 2020. You will receive an email notification of your status. 

Please note, do not fill out the Online Major Change Request form until you have met the Major Change criteria.

Major Change Criteria

All students who request a change of major must meet the following requirements:

  • Be in good academic standing

  • Have no less than a C- in any Math, Science and Engineering coursework

  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA in all Math, Science and Engineering required coursework

  • Be able to complete major within maximum allowable units

  • Complete all the courses listed below,  based on the total number of units earned, prior to submitting the major change request 

  • UCR transfer students interested in changing to a BCOE major must have been admissible to the major at point of entry, or must satisfy transfer admission and change of major requirements before earning 120 units  

  • If changing in the 90-119 units category student must have the ability to complete major within 5 years of entry as a Freshmen or 3 years after entry as a Transfer student

  • Students who have earned 120 or more units are not eligible for a change of major in BCOE. NOTE: AP/IB units are excluded from the maximum unit calculation

 

As the Data Science major is housed in both BCOE and CNAS, when students declare the major, they choose from which college they wish to have their degree awarded.    If you would like to pursue the Data Science degree in BCOE you’ll be held to the breadth requirements in our college for the Bachelor of Science degree.  The only difference in the degree based on college is which college you’d like to work with while pursuing the degree and which breadth requirements you’ll fulfill.

Please click on the major below to see the major change criteria.

Major Change Criteria

  • Bioengineering

    Completed 0-45 units

    Completed 46-89 units

    Completed 90-119 units

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:
    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • CHEM 001B or CHEM 01HB
    • CHEM 01LB or CHEM 01HLB
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500:

    • BIOL 005A or BIOL 05HA
    • BIOL 05LA or BIOL 05HLA
    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • CHEM 001B or CHEM 01HB
    • CHEM 01LB or CHEM 01HLB
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC

    Completion of ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500

    • BIOL 005A or BIOL 05HA
    • BIOL 05LA or BIOL 05HLA
    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • CHEM 001B or CHEM 01HB
    • CHEM 01LB or CHEM 01HLB
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 40HA
  • Chemical Engineering

    Completed 0-45 units

    Completed 46-89 units

    Completed 90-119 units

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:  

    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:  

    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • CHEM 001B or CHEM 01HB
    • CHEM 01LB or CHEM 01HLB
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA

    Completion of ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:  

    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • CHEM 001B or CHEM 01HB
    • CHEM 01LB or CHEM 01HLB
    • CHEM 001C or CHEM 01HC
    • CHEM 01LC or CHEM 01HLC
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA
    • PHYS 040B or PHYS 040HB
  • Computer Engineering

    Completed 0-45 units

    Completed 46-89 units

    Completed 90-119 units

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A (previously CS 010), and completion of the following with at least 2.700 GPA: 

    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA
    • Any additional Math/Science/ Engineering/CS courses

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A (previously CS 010), and completion of the following with at least 2.700 GPA: 

    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • CS 010B (previously CS 012)
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA
    • Any additional Math/Science/ Engineering/CS courses

     

    Completion of ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A (previously CS 010), and completion of the following with at least 2.700 GPA: 

    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • CS 010B (previously CS 012)
    • CS 061
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA
    • PHYS 040B or PHYS 040HB
    • Any additional Math/Science/ Engineering/CS courses
  • Computer Science

    Completed 0-45 units

    Completed 46-89 units

    Completed 90-119 units

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A  (previously CS 010) and CS 010B (previously CS 012), and completion of the following with at least 3.00 GPA:  

    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • CS 010B (previously CS 012)
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • And any additional Math/ Science/Engineering/CS courses (if taken)

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A  (previously CS 010) and CS 010B (previously CS 012), and completion of the following with at least 3.00 GPA:  

    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • CS 010B (previously CS 012)
    • MATH/CS 011
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • And any additional Math/ Science/Engineering/CS courses (if taken)

    Completion of ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A  (previously CS 010) and CS 010B (previously CS 012), and completion of the following with at least 3.00 GPA:  

    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • CS 010B (previously CS 012)
    • CS 010C (previously CS 014)
    • CS 061
    • MATH/CS 011
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • And any additional Math/ Science/Engineering/CS courses (if taken)
  • Computer Science with Business Applications

    Completed 0-45 units

    Completed 46-89 units

    Completed 90-119 units

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A (previously CS 010), and completion of the following with at least 2.700 GPA:  

    • BUS 020
    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • Any additional Math/Science /Engineering/CS courses (if taken)

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A (previously CS 010), and completion of the following with at least 2.700 GPA:  

    • BUS 020
    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • CS 010B (previously CS 012)
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • Any additional Math/Science /Engineering/CS courses (if taken)

    Completion of ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A (previously CS 010), and completion of the following with at least 2.700 GPA:  

    • BUS 020
    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • CS 010B (previously CS 012)
    • MATH/CS 011
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • Any additional Math/Science /Engineering/CS courses (if taken)
  • Data Science

    As the Data Science major is housed in both BCOE and CNAS, when students declare the major, they choose from which college they wish to have their degree awarded.    If you would like to pursue the Data Science degree in BCOE you’ll be held to the breadth requirements in our college for the Bachelor of Science degree.  The only difference in the degree based on college is which college you’d like to work with while pursuing the degree and which breadth requirements you’ll fulfill.

     

    Completed 0-45 units

    Completed 46-89 units

    Completed 90-119 units

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A  (previously CS 010) and CS 010B (previously CS 012), and completion of the following with at least 2.70 GPA:  

    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • CS 010B (previously CS 012)
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • And any additional Math/ Science/Engineering/CS courses (if taken)

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A  (previously CS 010) and CS 010B (previously CS 012), and completion of the following with at least 2.70 GPA:  

    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • CS 010B (previously CS 012)
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • STAT 100A
    • And any additional Math/ Science/Engineering/CS courses (if taken)

    Completion of ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B with C or better, and a C or better in CS 010A  (previously CS 010) and CS 010B (previously CS 012), and completion of the following with at least 2.70 GPA:  

    • CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • CS 010B (previously CS 012)
    • CS 010C (previously CS 014)
    • MATH/CS 011
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • STAT 100A
    • One of MATH 031 or MATH 010A
    • And any additional Math/ Science/Engineering/CS courses (if taken)
  • Electrical Engineering

    Completed 0-45 units

    Completed 46-89 units

    Completed 90-119 units

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.7 GPA in:

    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.7 GPA in:

    • C or better in CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA

    Completion of ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.7 GPA in:

    • C or better in CS 010A (previously CS 010)
    • EE 001A
    • EE 01LA
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA
    • PHYS 040B or PHYS 040HB
  • Environmental Engineering

    Completed 0-45 units

    Completed 46-89 units

    Completed 90-119 units

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:  

    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01LHA
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:  

    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • CHEM 001Bor CHEM 01HB
    • CHEM 01LB or CHEM 01HLB
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA

    Completion of ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:

    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • CHEM 001B or CHEM 01HB
    • CHEM 01LB or CHEM 01HLB
    • CHEM 001C or CHEM 01HC
    • CHEM 01LC or CHEM 01HLC
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA
    • PHYS 040B or PHYS 040HB
  • Materials Science and Engineering

    Completed 0-45 units

    Completed 46-89 units

    Completed 90-119 units

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:

    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • CHEM 001B or CHEM 01HB
    • CHEM 01LB or CHEM 01HLB
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA
       

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:

    • BIOL 005A or BIOL 05HA
    • BIOL 05LA or BIOL 05HLA
    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • CHEM 001B or CHEM 01HB
    • CHEM 01LB or CHEM/01HLB
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA
       

    Completion of ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500:

    • BIOL 005A or BIOL 05HA
    • BIOL 05LA or BIOL 05HLA
    • CHEM 001A or CHEM 01HA
    • CHEM 01LA or CHEM 01HLA
    • CHEM 001B or CHEM 01HB
    • CHEM 01LB or CHEM 01HLB
    • CHEM 001C or CHEM 01HC
    • CHEM 01LC or CHEM 01HLC
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A or PHYS 040HA
       
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Completed 0-45 units

    Completed 46-89 units

    Completed 90-119 units

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:   

    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • PHYS 040A
       

    Completion of ENGL 001A with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:

    • ME 002
    • ME 018A
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A
       

    Completion of ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B with C or better and completion of the following with at least 2.500 GPA:

    • ME 002
    • ME 010
    • ME 018A
    • ME 018B
    • MATH 009A or MATH 09HA
    • MATH 009B or MATH 09HB
    • MATH 009C or MATH 09HC
    • PHYS 040A
    • PHYS 040B
       

Deadlines

Major changes are reviewed and processed within the first three weeks of every quarter.   Upon review, you will be notified via your UCR email account whether your major change request was approved by week five of the quarter.

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