New Student Major Advising Summaries: 2017-2018

The following links will provide new students with important information about preparing for their intended major at UCSC. The links include information about qualification for the major, placement exams or other preparatory steps needed prior to entering UCSC, as well as information about required or recommended classes for the first term.  Please note that these summaries are based on fall admission; first quarter classes for students who are starting at UCSC in the winter quarter may differ from what is listed here.

New frosh who are undecided on a major chose an "Advising Cluster" on their UC application. For first year course and placement information for each of the Advising Clusters, go to http://advising.ucsc.edu/clusters/.

DIVISION OF THE ARTS DIVISION OF HUMANITIES
Art
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Classical Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Art & Design: Games & Playable Media
(Frosh)(Transfer coming soon!)
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Film and Digital Media
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Feminist Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
History of Art and Visual Culture
(Frosh)(Transfer)
German Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Music, B.A. and B.M.
(Frosh)(Transfer)
History
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Theater Arts
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Italian Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Jewish Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Language Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Linguistics
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Appled Linguistics and Multilingualism
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Literature
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Philosophy
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Spanish Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
DIVISION OF PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(Frosh)(Transfer)

Anthropology
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Biology, B.A.
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Business Management Economics
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Biology, B.S.
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Cognitive Science
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Chemistry
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Community Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Earth Sciences
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Economics
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Ecology and Evolution
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Environmental Studies, B.A.
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Human Biology
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Global Economics
(Frosh)(Transfer)

Marine Biology
(Frosh)(Transfer)

Latin American and Latino Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Mathematics
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Legal Studies
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Politics
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Neuroscience
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Psychology
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Physics/Astrophysics
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Sociology
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Plant Sciences
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Sociology - GISES Concentration
(Frosh)(Transfer)
Jack Baskin School of Engineering

Bioengineering
(Coming Soon!)

Bioinformatics
(Coming Soon!)
Computer Engineering
(Coming Soon!)
Computer Science: Computer Game Design
(Coming Soon!)
Computer Science (BA and BS)
(Coming Soon!)
Electrical Engineering
(Coming Soon!)
Network and Digital Technology
(Coming Soon!)
Robotics Engineering
(Coming Soon!)
Technology and Information Management
(Coming Soon!)

Last updated 6/2017