San Diego

Capped Majors

It is strongly recommended that applicants to the following capped majors 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. The following majors are considered capped: 

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
  • Data Science (effective fall 2021)
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Cognitive Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

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