San Diego

Capped Majors

Applicants to the following capped majors must select an alternate major on the UC application. Students who are not admitted directly to one of these majors will be admitted to their alternate major, provided space is available. Transfer Students are not admitted as undeclared All majors in the Jacobs School of Engineering have been designated as impacted:

Transfer Major Preparation

Students planning to transfer must complete the minimum major preparation coursework to be considered for admission into the major. Applicants for the following departments will be screened for the number of preparatory coursework completed, the grades earned in that coursework and the cumulative GPA.

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Cognitive Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Visit admissions.ucsd.edu/MajorPrep for complete details.

Pre-Major Status

The following majors admit students to pre-major status only. Students must satisfy all prerequisites before admission to the major.

  • Human Development

Contact for Human Development Program: Applied Physics & Mathematics Building (APM), Room 5320 (5th Floor), (858) 822-3300