Changing Majors or Double Majors

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Add or Change to a Major in Biomedical Engineering

Changing Majors

In order to change your major to, or to double major with, a major in the College, you must satisfy requirements that have been established by the College of Engineering faculty.

For students who enrolled as first-years at UC Davis, you must:

  1. Be a registered student and have completed at least one quarter (minimum of 12 units) at UC Davis.
  2. Have completed not more than 135 cumulative units (excluding AP units); students who have completed more than 135 units will be considered on an appeal basis only.
  3. Be in good academic standing and meet minimum progress requirements.
  4. Have received a letter grade for all courses that satisfy Engineering degree requirements.
  5. Have met the following: a. completed at least the following five courses: MAT 21A, B,C; PHY 9A; and CHE 2A and b. GPA of 2.0 or higher in all completed MAT, PHY, BIS and CHE courses required for your intended major and received a C- or higher in each of these courses. For Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, a 2.8 GPA or higher is required.
  6. Have no grade lower than a C- in any completed engineering course required for your intended major(s) taken at UC Davis.
  7. Have a UC GPA of 2.0 or higher in completed engineering courses. For Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering must have a 2.8 UC GPA or  higher in completed engineering courses.
  8.  For Computer Science Engineering a 3.0 overall UC GPA or higher is required.

For students who transferred to UC Davis, you must:

  1. Be a registered student and have completed at least one quarter (minimum of 12 units) at UC Davis.
  2. Have completed no more than 135 cumulative units (excluding AP units). Students who have completed more than 135 units will be considered on an appeal basis only.   
  3. Be in good academic standing and meet minimum progress requirements.
  4. Have received a letter grade for all courses that satisfy Engineering degree requirements.
  5. Have completed all transfer admission coursework and GPA requirements for the intended major (see https://www.ucdavis.edu/admissions/transfer/major-requirements-college-engineering for details).  For students who have not completed all transfer admission requirements at their previous institution, they must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher in these remaining courses at UC Davis and receive a C- or better in each of these courses. For Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering a 2.8 GPA or higher is required.
  6. Have no grade lower than a C- in any completed engineering course required for your intended major(s) taken at UC Davis.
  7. Have a 2.0 UC GPA in completed engineering courses. For Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering must have a 2.8 UC GPA or higher in completed engineering courses.
  8. For Computer Science Engineering a 3.0 overall UC GPA or higher is required.

Double Majors

Double majors within the College of Engineering will be allowed with the exception of the following combinations:

  • Computer Science Engineering and Computer Science (L&S)
  • Computer Science Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering and Computer Engineering

  • Triple (and more) majors will not be approved