Declare Your Major

STEPS FOR DECLARING A SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (SOE) MAJOR

Students must complete all steps to officially be a declared major:
A printable version of these steps can be found here.

In addition:
Information about declaring an SOE minor can be found here.
Information about credit sharing in double majors and major/minors can be found here.

Please Note: The last day to start this process for Winter 2014 is 4PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014. Your Declaration of Major Checklist should be turned in to the BSOE Advising Office in Baskin Engineering 225 by this deadline. The last day to start this process for Spring 2014 will be 4PM FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014. GPAs on Declaration of Major Checklists expire at the end of each quarter.

** Students are required to be declared in a major by the end of the sophomore year or equivalent. If you anticipate not being able to declare by this time you must contact your college advisor as soon as possible.**


1. Print out the SOE DECLARATION OF MAJOR CHECKLIST for your major. (The qualification requirements for declaration of each major are found on these.)

Bioengineering

Bioinformatics

Computer Engineering

Computer Science: Computer Game Design

Computer Science (BA and BS)

Electrical Engineering

Network and Digital Technology

Robotics Engineering

Technology and Information Management (formerly Information Systems Management)

2. Print out the PETITION FOR MAJOR/MINOR DECLARATION form.

3. Fill out the PETITION FOR MAJOR/MINOR DECLARATION and SOE DECLARATION OF MAJOR CHECKLIST.

3A. If you are trying to declare Computer Engineering (CE), Robotics Engineering (RE), or Network and Digital Technology (BANDT), please go to this website to calculate your Declaration GPA.
Print the completed DECLARATION GPA CALCULATOR and attach it to your SOE DECLARATION OF MAJOR CHECKLIST.

4. Drop off your PETITION FOR MAJOR/MINOR DECLARATION and SOE DECLARATION OF MAJOR CHECKLIST at the SOE Undergraduate Advising Office (Rm. 225 Baskin Engineering) during their express advising hours which are from 1:30 – 4:00pm (Monday – Friday), to obtain a faculty advisor and SOE GPA verification.

5. Pick up your PETITION FOR MAJOR/MINOR DECLARATION and SOE DECLARATION OF MAJOR CHECKLIST 24 hours after dropping off.

5A. If you are trying to declare CE, RE, or BANDT, your SOE DECLARATION OF MAJOR CHECKLIST will be available 48 hours after dropping off.

6. Print out your unofficial transcript from https://my.ucsc.edu/.

7. Create a proposed course plan for your major using the curriculum chart for your major for the curriculum year that you are following. Please consult the general catalog for course pre-requisites and the SOE class schedule for when courses are offered.

8. Write your proposed course plan on the back of your major curriculum chart.

9. Meet with a Peer Advisor to go over your plan. Peer Advisors are generally available to assist with creating a plan during express advising hours which are from 1:30 – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday. You may also contact a Peer Advisor by sending email to
peer-advisors@soe.ucsc.edu.

10. Take the completed PETITION FOR MAJOR/MINOR DECLARATION, SOE DECLARATION CHECKLIST, transcripts, and proposed course plan to the assigned faculty advisor. Meet with your assigned advisor to sign your SOE DECLARATION OF MAJOR CHECKLIST, and review and sign your proposed study plan.

11. Enter your proposed academic plan into "My Planner" in your myUCSC portal. A tutorial for doing this can be found here.

12. Bring your PETITION FOR MAJOR/MINOR DECLARATION, SOE DECLARATION OF MAJOR CHECKLIST, your original academic plan (on a curriculum chart) as reviewed by a peer/faculty advisor, and a printout of your plan from your myUCSC portal to the SOE Advising office during express advising hours. At this point, you will meet with a staff advisor who will look over your forms and sign your PETITION FOR MAJOR/MINOR DECLARATION. If an Extension of Enrollment or Committee Review is required we will advise you on your next steps.

 

For further information, please contact the School of Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office (225 Baskin Engineering) at (831) 459-5840 or advising@soe.ucsc.edu.

Declare your Major

Major Requirements

Information for Graduate Applicants

Information for Prospective Undergraduates

Give to the BSOE