Irvine

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Dance

Dance applicants must audition in late January/early February in ballet, modern and jazz, prior to the fall quarter when entrance is anticipated, and be selected by faculty. 

Contact: Academic Counselor, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 101 Mesa Arts Building, (949) 824-6646.

Music

All Music applicants must apply to the B.A. degree program and audition in late January/early February with an instrument or voice, prior to the fall quarter when entrance is anticipated; admission to the B.Mus. degree program is by a second audition after matriculation. 

Contact: Academic Counselor, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 101 Mesa Arts Building, (949) 824-6646.

School of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences or Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Junior level applicants with the highest grades overall and who satisfactorily complete course prerequisites will be given preference for admission to the Biological Sciences major.All applicants to Biological Sciences or Ecology and Evolutionary Biology must complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory with grades of C or better; one year of organic chemistry with grades of C or better; one year of biology courses equivalent to Biological Sciences 93, 94 at UC Irvine with a grade of C or better in each course; and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Contact: Academic Counselor, School of Biological Sciences, 1011Biological Sciences III, (949) 824-5318.

The Paul Merage School of Business

Business Administration

Junior-level applicants with the highest grades overall (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0) and satisfactorily complete lower-division courses equivalent to UCI's calculus (Mathematics 2A-B), economics (Economics 20A-B), and statistics and accounting (Management 7, 30A, 30B) will be given preference for admission. Management 1 may be completed at UC Irvine. Admission to the major will be competitive due to limited space availability.

Contact: Academic Counselor, The Paul Merage School of Business, 226 Multipurpose Academic and Administration Building, ugprograms@merage.uci.edu. 

See also the listing for Business Information Management, a major offered jointly by The Paul Merage School of Business and the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Applicants must select either Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering: Premedical, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Engineering Undeclared (option for freshmen only) as their major on the application.

Junior level applicants with the highest grades overall and who satisfactorily complete course prerequisites will be given preference for admission.

All applicants  must complete one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with laboratories (mechanics, electricity and magnetism), a required cumulative UC-transferable GPA of 3.1 with a GPA of 3.1 in required courses, completion of lower-division writing and additional coursework as specified by major and listed in the UCI General Catalogue.

Students are encouraged to complete as many of the lower-division degree requirements as possible prior to transfer. 

  • Applicants to Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism), one course in general chemistry with lab and two additional approved courses for the major.
  • Applicants to Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering: Pre-medical, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism), one year of general chemistry with lab and one additional approved course for the respective major.
  • Applicants to Civil Engineering are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism), one year of general chemistry with lab and one additional approved course for the major.
  • Applicants to Computer Science and Engineering are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism), one year of programming with at least one course in object-oriented programming (Java recommended) and one additional approved transferable course for the major (an approved math, science or CSE course).
  • Applicants to majors in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism), one course in computational methods (e.g., C, C++) and two additional approved courses for the respective major.
  • Applicants to Environmental Engineering are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism), one year of general chemistry with lab and one additional approved course for the major.
  • Applicants to the Engineering (General) major are required to take one year of approved calculus, one year of calculus-based physics with labs (mechanics, electricity and magnetism), one year of general chemistry with lab and one course in computational methods (e.g. C, C++).

Contact: Academic Counselor, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, 305 Rockwell Engineering Center, (949) 824-4334.

See also the listing for Computer Science and Engineering, a major offered jointly by The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

School of Humanities

Humanities

Junior level transfers for all majors within the School of Humanities must have completed the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement, and two semester or two quarter courses of approved English composition with grades of C or better.

Contact: Academic Counselor, School of Humanities, 143 Humanities Instructional Building, (949) 824-5132.

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

Business Information Management

Junior level applicants who satisfactorily complete the following requirements will be given preference for admission: (1) one year of approved college-level math, preferably courses in calculus equivalent to UCI’s Mathematics 2A-B; if not available, two semester courses equivalent to other major-related math courses are acceptable; (2) one year of transferable computer science courses* with at least one course involving concepts such as those found in Java, Python, C++, or other object-oriented or high-level programming language; (3) one year of introductory accounting theory and practice equivalent to UCI’s Management 30A-B; and (4) one year of micro- and macro-economics theory equivalent to UCI’s Economics 20A-B. 

  • *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.

Additional courses beyond those required for admission must be taken to fulfill the lower-division degree requirements, as many are prerequisites for upper-division courses. For some transfer students, this may mean that it will take longer than two years to complete their degree.

Contact: Academic Counselor, Bren School of ICS Student Affairs, Information and Computer Sciences, Suite 352, (949) 824-5156.

The Business Information Management major is offered jointly by the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and The Paul Merage School of Business.

Computer Game Science

Junior level applicants who satisfactorily complete the following course requirements will be given preference for admission: (1) one year of approved college-level math, preferably courses in calculus equivalent to UCI’s Mathematics 2A-B; if not available, two semester courses equivalent to other major-related math courses are acceptable; and (2) one year of transferable computer science courses* with at least one course involving concepts such as those found in Java, Python, C++, or other object-oriented or high-level programming language.

  • *Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major(s) of interest. Java and C++ are used in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn these languages by studying on their own or by completing related programming courses prior to their first quarter at UCI.

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 exceed two years.

Contact: Academic Counselor, Bren School of ICS Student Affairs, Information and Computer Sciences, Suite 352, (949) 824-5156.

Computer Science and Engineering

Prospective applicants are encouraged to complete as many of the lower-division degree requirements as possible prior to transfer, including one year of approved calculus; one year of calculus-based physics with laboratories (mechanics, electricity and magnetism); one year of transferable computer science courses* involving concepts such as those found in Java, Python, C++, or other object-oriented or high-level programming language; and one additional approved transferable course for the major (an approved math, science, or CSE course).

  • *Additional computer science courses beyond the two required are strongly recommended, particularly those that align with the major of interest. Java and C++ are used in the curriculum; therefore, transfer students should plan to learn these languages by studying on their own or by completing related programming courses prior to their first quarter at UCI.

Students who enroll at UCI in need of completing lower-division course work may find that it will take longer than two years to complete their degrees. 

Contact: Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at (949) 824-5156 or The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at (949) 824-4334.

The Computer Science and Engineering major is offered jointly by the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

Program in Nursing Science

Nursing Science

Admission to the major is limited and selective. Junior-level applicants with the highest grades overall and who satisfactorily complete course prerequisites will be given preference for admission to the Nursing Science major.

All applicants must complete the following with grades of B or better:

  • one year of general chemistry equivalent to UCI’s Chemistry 1A-B-C;
  • one quarter/semester of organic chemistry equivalent to UCI’s Chemistry 51A;
  • one quarter/semester of genetics equivalent to UCI’s Biological Sciences 97;
  • one quarter/semester of biochemistry equivalent to UCI’s Biological Sciences 98;
  • one quarter/semester of human physiology with laboratory equivalent to UCI’s Biological Sciences E109 and E112L;
  • one quarter/semester of microbiology with laboratory equivalent to UCI’s Biological Sciences M122 and either M118L or M122L;
  • one quarter/semester of human anatomy with laboratory equivalent to UCI’s Nursing Science 100, 100L;
  • one quarter/semester of philosophy equivalent to UCI’s Philosophy 4 or 5;
  • one quarter/semester of psychology equivalent to UCI’s Psychology 7A/Psychology and Social Behavior 9;
  • one quarter/semester of public health equivalent to UCI’s Public Health 1;
  • one quarter/semester of sociology equivalent to UCI’s Sociology 1; and
  • one quarter/semester of statistics equivalent to UCI’s Statistics 7 or 8.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered.

Contact: Academic Counselor, Program in Nursing Science, 252 Berk Hall, (949) 824-1514.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

All applicants must have completed the following required courses with a grade of B- or better in all courses: one year of general chemistry courses with laboratory courses equivalent to UCI's Chemistry 1A-B-C and 1LC-1LD and one year of biology courses equivalent to UCI’s Biological Sciences 93 and 94.

In addition, all applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Additional courses that are recommended, but not required: one year of calculus; one year of calculus-based physics with laboratory; and one year of organic chemistry with laboratory, and additional articulated lower-division biology requirements.

Contact: Academic Counselor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 147 Bison Modular, Building 515, (949) 824-1991.

Program in Public Health

Junior level applicants with the highest grades overall and who satisfactorily complete lower-division requirements will be given preference for admission to the Public Health majors.

Public Health Sciences

All applicants to the B.S. degree in Public Health Sciences must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in required courses, one year of general chemistry with laboratory, and one year of courses equivalent to UCI’s Biological Sciences 93 and 94.

Public Health Policy

All applicants to the B.A. degree in Public Health Policy must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in required courses, and complete one year of social science courses in any combination of the following topics: anthropology, economics, sociology, and/or psychology.

Contact: Academic Counselor, Anteater Instruction and Research Offices, Suite 2010, (949) 824-2358.

School of Physical Sciences

Preference will be given to junior-level applicants with the highest grades overall and who have satisfactorily completed the required courses listed below by major.

Chemistry

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed one-year of general chemistry with laboratory and one year of approved calculus. Completion of one year of organic chemistry is strongly recommended.

Earth System Science

Applicants to the Earth System Science major must have satisfactorily completed one year of approved calculus and one year of either general chemistry with laboratory (preferred) or one year of calculus-based physics with laboratory.

Environmental Science

Applicants to the Environmental Science major must have satisfactorily completed one year of either general chemistry with laboratory (preferred) or one year of biology with laboratory. One year of economics or sociology is recommended.

Mathematics

Applicants to the Mathematics major must have satisfactorily completed one year of approved calculus. Additional coursework in multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations is strongly recommended.

Physics

Applicants to Physics must have satisfactorily completed one year of approved calculus and one year of calculus-based physics with laboratory for physics and engineering majors.

Contact: Academic Counselor, School of Physical Sciences, 134 Rowland Hall, (949) 824-6507.

School of Social Ecology

Psychology and Social Behavior

Transfer applicants with the highest grades overall and who satisfactorily complete course perquisites will be given preference for admission to the major.

Contact: Academic Counselor, School of Social Ecology, 102 Social Ecology I, (949) 824-6861.

School of Social Sciences

Economics

Transfer applicants with the highest grades overall and who satisfactorily complete course prerequisites will be given preference for admission to the majors in Economics, Business Economics, and Quantitative Economics. All applicants must complete one course in microeconomics, one course in macroeconomics, and two quarters/two semesters of approved first-year calculus.

Contact: Academic Counselor, School of Social Sciences, 1201 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, (949) 824-6803.