UC Irvine Change of Major Criteria

School of Social Sciences

Change of Major Requirements:

Anthropology, International Studies, Political Science, and Social Policy and Public Service

Requirements Description
Cumulative UC GPA

2.00 GPA

2.00 GPA for the quarter prior to changing major

Course grades

Completion of at least five courses from the School of Social Sciences. Two of the five courses must be in the student's intended major. All five courses must have a GPA average of 2.00 or better with no grade less than a "C".

Option available only for students with 60 or fewer units (excluding AP credits and other units earned prior to high school graduation): At least two courses with 2.3 or better in the student's intended major and no grade less than a "C".

Business Economics
Requirements Description
Cumulative UC GPA

2.00 GPA

2.00 GPA for the quarter prior to changing major

Course grades

No grade below a "C" in Math 2A-B and Econ 20A-B, with an average of 2.50 GPA OR ABOVE

Chicano/Latino Studies

Requirements Description
Cumulative UC GPA

2.00 GPA

2.00 GPA for the quarter prior to changing major

Course grades
  • Completion of five School of Social Sciences courses, at least two must be in Chicano/Latino Studies. Overall, the student must have an average GPA of 2.00 with no grade less than a "C"
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.00

Students with less than 60 units:

  • Completion of at least two courses in Chicano/Latino Studies with an average GPA of 2.30, with no grade less than a "C"
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.00

B. S. in Cognitive Sciences

Requirements Description
Cumulative UC GPA

3.00 GPA

3.00 GPA for the quarter prior to changing major

Course grades
  • Must complete Math 2A, 2B, Stats 7 and either ICS 31 or PSYCH 114M with no grade less than a B-.
  • PSYCH 9A-B-C no grade less than a B-.
  • Students must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 for all courses within the major.
Economics
Requirements Description
Cumulative UC GPA

2.00 GPA

2.00 GPA for the quarter prior to changing major

Course grades

No grade below a "C" in Math 2A-B and Econ 20A-B, with an average of 2.50 GPA or above

Psychology
Requirements Description
Cumulative UC GPA

2.70 GPA for Option 1; 2.00 GPA for Option 2.

2.00 GPA for the quarter prior to changing major

Course grades

Completion of one of the following options:

  • Option 1: Two courses in Psychology with grades of "B-" or better in each course. One of the courses must be from Psychology 7A or 9A-B-C.
  • Option 2: Psychology 9A-B-C and two Psychology core courses with a GPA of at least 3.00 for those five courses.
Quantitative Economics

Requirements Description
Cumulative UC GPA

2.00 GPA

2.00 GPA for the quarter prior to changing major

Course grades

No grade below a "C" in Math 2A-B and Econ 20A-B, with an average of 2.50 GPA or above

Sociology
Requirements Description
Cumulative UC GPA

2.00 GPA

2.00 GPA for the quarter prior to changing major

Course grades

Completion of at least five courses from the School of Social Sciences.  Two of the five courses must be in Sociology. All five courses must have a GPA average of 2.30 or better with no grade less than a "C".


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