LS To Engineering

Change of Major information for students who are not in the School of Engineering (HSSEAS) but are interested in changing to a major withing HSSEAS.

Choose one:

I am non-engineering student and am interested in changing my major to an HSSEAS major

HSSEAS Majors: Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.  (Students may not apply to change majors to Undeclared Engineering).

  • Due to the competitiveness of admissions, students admitted to UCLA as junior level transfers to a major outside of HSSEAS (e.g. Math) are not eligible for change of major or double major consideration with a HSSEAS  major.
  • Freshman admit students entering their third year or later are not eligible to apply for a change of major.
  • Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee approval.
  • Students will NOT be approved more than one change of major to a HSSEAS major. Students are encouraged to research the various engineering disciplines thoroughly before filing for change of major.
  •  You may attend a change of major workshop if you have questions or would like some recommendations on alternate major options on campus.

Double majoring with an HSSEAS major:  A student whose current major is in the College of Letters & Science would need to meet the eligibility requirements as described below to change their primary major to HSSEAS and then request to add double major.

To be eligible to change your major into Engineering you must fulfill the following requirements.
(1)  Enrolling in an “Engineering Course load” aka at least 1 Math and 1 Science/Engineering course from the listed prep courses per term while enrolled in a minimum of 12 units per term

  • First year students may apply after completing at least 2 quarters that meet this workload
  • Second year students may apply after completing at least 3 quarters that meet this workload

See Prep courses as defined below and the Change of major FAQ for more clarification

(2) Earning a 3.500 GPA in the Prep courses enrolled.  Students who are applying for Materials Engineering or Civil Engineering are eligible with a 3.000 GPA in the Prep courses.  Students who are applying for Electrical Engineering are eligible with a 3.400 GPA in the in the Prep courses.
Students applying to the following majors must ADDITIONALLY:
(Please note that it may take additional quarters to change your major to these majors)


Computer Engineering major (new major Fall 2017), m
ust have ALSO completed
COM SCI 31 and EL ENGR* 3 with a grade of  C or better on the first attempt
AND COM SCI 32  and EL ENGR* M16/COM SCI M51A with a grade of B- or better on the first attempt.
* effective Winter 2018, EL ENGR will become EC ENGR due to the Department of Electrical Engineering name change to
the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 

Computer Science or Computer Science & Engineering majors.
Effective F17, Students applying to Computer Science or Computer Science and Engineering must meet all criteria and additionally complete COM SCI 31 with a C or better (not a C-) on the first attempt AND COM SCI 32 and 33 with B- grades or better on the first attempt.  This is a firm requirement.Note: Only one change of major from the College of Letters & Science is permitted and subsequent requests to change to a different HSSEAS major will be denied.

Preparatory Courses:

Listed below are the Engineering Prep Courses referred to many times in the eligibility requirement.

Be sure as you are building your Quarterly workloads that you are including at least one Math course and one Science course MINIMUM from the major that you are applying to.  For more clarification, please see the Change of Major FAQ

Prep courses that apply to ALL HSSEAS MAJORS:

  MATH 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B, PHYSICS 1A, 1B, 1C and CHEM 20A (CHEM is no longer required for computer science and computer science and engineering)

Additional prep courses specific to individual HSSEAS MAJORS:

(You are advised to refer to the HSSEAS Announcement for details on major requirements)

Aerospace Engineering – CHEM 20B, 20L, PHYSICS 4AL, 4BL

Bioengineering – CHEM 20B, 20L, 30A, 30B, 30AL, PHYSICS 4AL, LIFESCI 2 & 3 or 7A & 7C
Chemical Engineering – CHEM 20B, 20L, 30A, 30B, 30AL, PHYSICS 4AL
Civil Engineering – CHEM 20B, 20L, PHYSICS 4AL
  Computer Science/Computer Science and Engineering – PHYSICS 4AL, 4BL, MATH 61, COM SCI 31, COM SCI 32, and COM SCI 33  (if a change of major is approved, the combination of COMPTNG 10A & B can be petitioned for CS 31.  The combination of COMPTNG 10A, B, & C can be petitioned for CS 31 & 32.  The combination of CS 31 & COMPTNG 10C will not be accepted).  See Change of major FAQ for more clarification
Electrical Engineering – PHYSICS 4AL, 4BL
Materials Engineering- CHEM 20B, 20L
Mechanical Engineering – CHEM 20B, 20L, PHYSICS 4AL, 4BL

Majors that require at least one Prep course at UCLA be Physics at the time of applying (transfer credit does not count):
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Majors that require at least one Prep course taken at UCLA be Chemistry at the time of applying (transfer credit does not count):
Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
Majors that require at least one Prep course taken at UCLA be Chemistry or Physics at the time of applying (transfer credit does not count):
Aerospace Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

 

I am non-engineering student and am interested in adding one of the HSSEAS minors (Bioinformatics or Environmental Engineering)

Eligibility requirements for students who are attempting to add a MINOR in Bioinformatics:

  • Be in good academic standing (2.0 grade point average, or better)
  • Have completed 2 of the 3 lower division requirements* with a minimum grade of C
  1. CS 32 OR Pic 10C
  2. Math 33A
  3. LS 3+23L OR LS 7A
  • Applications for students over 150 total units will not be processed without approval from College Academic Counseling.  Please make an appointment with CAC in Murphy Hall first.
  • File a petition in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, 6426 Boelter Hall.   This petition may be filed at any time during the year.  However, please allow 2-4 weeks for processing.  If one of the requirements is still in progress, petition may be held for grades to post.

Eligibility requirements for students that are attempting to add a MINOR  in Environmental Engineering,

*Required Lower Division Course (4 units):  Mathematics 3C or 32A

  • Be in good academic standing (2.0 grade-point average or better)
  • Applications for students over 150 total units will not be processed without approval from College Academic Counseling.  Please make an appointment with CAC in Murphy Hall first.
  • File a petition in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, 6426 Boelter Hall.  See timeline for details on the process of changing Major/Minor.

College of Letters and Science Students, Please Note:
L&S students who may exceed their unit maximum may make themselves ineligible for a degree and/or may be removed from the minor.  If you will exceed your unit maximum or are unsure as to whether this will be the case, please consult with an academic counselor in your Counseling Unit (Honors, Athletics, AAP, or CAC) before applying to the minor.