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Student and pupils applying for transfer admission to selective majors must meet additional course and GPA requirements. All courses must be taken for a letter grade with no grade less than C. All major preparatory course requirements must be completed by the end of spring term before fall enrollment.

Some majors in the College of Letters and Science have additional transfer requirements:

Student and pupils are expected to take courses comparable to the UC Davis course requirements as long as they are offered at the California community college (CCC) they attend. When the indicates “no comparable course” or “not articulated,” the selective major course requirement will be waived for UC Davis admission/TAG, but must be completed after enrolling at UC Davis. You can find CCC courses that are comparable to UC Davis courses using the ASSIST website.

TIP: Learn more about Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit and how the ASSIST website can help you.

To be well prepared, it is strongly recommended that students complete all lower-division coursework requirements for their major, as shown on the .


Preparation for specific majors

 

Applied Physics

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG requirements:

  • Complete the following courses and maintain a 3.00 GPA in the entire group of courses:   
    • Physics 9A/B/C/D OR Physics 9HA/HB/HC/HD/HE
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B

Computer Science

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG requirements:

  • Complete the following courses and maintain a 3.40 GPA in each of the following two series:
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C
    • Engineering Computer Science 20, 50, 36A/C  
  • Applicants for fall 2021 and later must achieve a minimum 3.1 GPA in overall UC-transferable coursework.

Additional Recommendations:

  • Engineering Computer Science 36B

ENG CS(ECS) 36A/B/C is a new series as of fall 2018 and has replaced ENG CS/ECS 30/40/60 courses. Courses offered at CCCs with existing articulation to ENG CS/ECS 30, 40 and 60 will be honored for the next three academic years (2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21).


Mathematics

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG requirements:

  • Complete the following courses and maintain a 3.00 GPA in the entire group of courses:
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A OR Mathematics 67
    • Mathematics 22B

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG requirements:

  • Complete the following courses and maintain a 3.00 GPA in the entire group of courses:
    • Chemistry 2A/B/C OR Chemistry 2AH/BH/CH
    • Organic Chemistry 118A/B/C
      OR Organic Chemistry 128A/B/C AND Organic Chemistry 129A/B/C
    • Mathematics 16A/B/C OR Mathematics 17A/B/C OR Mathematics 21A/B/C

Additional Recommendations:

  • Biological Sciences 2A
  • Biological Sciences 2B OR 2C
  • Physics 7A/B/C OR Physics 9A/B/C
  • Statistics 13 OR Statistics 32

Physics

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG requirements:

  • Complete the following courses and maintain a 3.00 GPA in the entire group of courses:   
    • Physics 9A/B/C/D OR Physics 9HA/HB/HC/HD/HE
    • Mathematics 21A/B/C/D
    • Mathematics 22A/B

Psychology

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG requirements:

  • Complete the following courses and maintain a 2.90 GPA in the entire group of courses:
    • Psychology 1
    • Statistics 13
    • Biological Science 2A
      OR
    • Biological Science 10
      AND one of the following courses:
      • Anthropology 1
      • Molecular and Cellular Biology 10
      • Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior 10

Economics (applicants for fall 2021 and later)

Requirements in addition to general admission requirements and TAG requirements:

  • Complete the following courses and maintain a 3.00 GPA in the entire group of courses:
    • Mathematics 16A/B/C OR Mathematics 17A/B/C OR Mathematics 21A/B/C
    • Economics 1A/B

Additional Recommendations:

  • Statistics 13

 

Additional tips

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit

Visit our or exam articulation charts to find out whether your scores:

  • Earn UC transferable course credit.
  • Satisfy one UC-E (English), one UC-M (math) or another requirement of the .
  • Meet selective major requirements specific to UC.
ASSIST

Visit the to identify which courses at your CCC:

  • Earn UC transferable course credit.
  • Satisfy the UC-E (English), UC-M (math) and other requirements of the .
  • Meet selective major requirements specific to UC Davis.

 

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