UCSB Engineering

Double Majors & Minors

Double Majors

Students enrolled as an undergraduate in the College of Engineering may pursue a double major with almost any major in the College of Letters & Science or Creative Studies (with the exception of the Computer Science B.A. program in L&S and the Computer Science emphasis in Creative Studies). There are several issues to keep in mind when considering a double major:

  • A maximum of 8 units may be applied simultaneously to the upper-division requirements of the two majors.
  • There is no limitation on the number of preperatory courses which overlap.
  • You must meet the General Education requirements for both majors, however you may overlap requirements where applicable
  • At the time you apply for the double major, you must complete a proposal which demonstrates your ability to complete all requirements within a timely manner.
  • The college which houses the second major may have additional restrictions which must be met. Please consult with both colleges prior to pursuing the double major.

There are two forms which must be turned in to the Undergraduate Studies Office to begin the process of petitioning for a double major. The Change of Major/College and Double Major forms are both available Here.

Minors

Students in the College of Engineering are allowed to pursue any minor offered in the College of Letters & Science. Some notes about minors:

  • A maximum of 5 units may be applied simultaneously to the upper-division requirements of the major and minor.
  • There is no limitation on the number of preperatory courses which overlap.
  • Completion of an approved minor, in a discipline encompassed by areas D, E, F, or G will, by petition, satisfy the depth requirement. Petitions must be submitted at least three quarters in advance of the student’s expected graduation date. By the third week of the quarter in which a student declares candidacy, they must provide the college with documentation from the department that offers the minor stating that they have either fully completed the minor or will complete it with work in progress (WIP).
  • Courses taken for the minor may be used to meet College of Engineering General Education requirements, where applicable

The minors at UCSB are tracked by the department offering the minor. To indicate your interest in pursuing a minor program, please consult the undergraduate advisor in the corresponding department.

 

 
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