Baskin School of Engineering Major Plan Review Workshops

Do you need assistance mapping out your academic plan?

Do you need more information about your major's requirements? Not sure what to take in Winter quarter?

If you answered yes to the above questions and this is your first quarter at UCSC, you should attend a BSOE Major Plan Review Workshop!

Need a plan but not in your first quarter?
To receive assistance with an academic plan or help in choosing your classes for winter, please stop by the BSOE advising office during our counter hours and a peer advisor can assist you!   Our counter hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 - 11:30am and 1:30 - 4:00pm.

Not in your first quarter and need a signature on your plan?
If you need a plan that also requires a signature from a staff advisor, then it's best to stop by during our drop-in hours which are Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays 1:30 - 4:00pm and Wednesdays 9:00 -11:30am.

What is a Major Plan Review Workshop?

These workshops are designed for UCSC first quarter frosh and transfer students to receive assistance with their major academic plan, have their major academic plan reviewed, and have their academic plan signed by an advisor.

These workshops are different than Major Declaration Workshops.

When are the Major Plan Review Workshops?

Bioengineering: Wednesday Nov. 8, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Computer & Robotics Engineering: Thursday Nov. 9, 9:00 - 11:00am - CANCELED due to low sign ups
Computer Science: Tuesday Nov. 7, 1:00 - 3:15pm
                                     Tuesday Nov. 14, 9:00 - 11:00am
Game Design: Thursday Nov. 9, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Electrical Engineering: Tuesday Nov. 7, 10:00 am - 12:00pm - CANCELED due to no sign ups
Technology & Information Management: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1:30 - 3:30pm

Please note that in order to participate in a major plan review workshop you must be there at the beginning of the session.  The workshops are scheduled for 2 hours.  At the beginning of the session there will be a talk that will last approximately 45 minutes, and then advisors will meet with students one on one to review plans.

To attend a major plan review workshop it is required that you sign up in advance. 

Please go here to sign up.


Do I need to do anything prior to attending this workshop?

Yes, prior to attending one of these workshops you should:

1) Review the courses and GPA required to qualify for your major.

We have created charts outlining the major qualification requirements for all BSOE majors.

2) Create a plan through graduation.  The following steps will assist you with this process.

a) Print your major's curriculum chart from our Undergraduate Advising website.

b) Cross off all courses completed on the curriculum chart to help you keep track of course progress.  It's recommended to try and schedule no more than two major classes per quarter.

c) Refer to the SOE course schedule for information about course scheduling and prerequisites.  Click on a course to read the course description and prerequisites.  You will be planning your schedule at UCSC based on this year's class schedule.  Please check each year's class schedule as they become available to ensure your courses will still be offered as planned.

d) Refer to the Physical and Biological Sciences (aka PBSCI) Enrollment website for information about course scheduling and prerequisites for all Physical and Biological Sciences courses.  These include biology, chemistry, math, physics, etc.

e) Sample plans for your major can be found in the following locations:

        • General Catalog.  Click on Programs and Courses, then at top of Programs and Courses, click on Links to Programs by Department.  Please keep in mind that these are templates.  You may need to modify these plans for your circumstances.  If you are following a catalog year other than 2017-18, please refer to that year’s catalog as sample plans may be different based on that year’s requirements. 
        • Other major plans will be added as they become available.

f) Once you are done creating your plan enter your proposed academic plan into "My Planner" in your MyUCSC portal.  For assistance, please refer to our Course Planner Tutorial.

We will be reviewing your plan with you at the workshop, so make sure to bring it!