Transfer Profile by Major

Please note: one critical element we are not able to quantify here is the completion of major preparation requirements. Click in the major name below to see the courses you should pursue towards a specific major.

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Fall 2021

The College

The College: A - B
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
African American Studies 59 34% 3.40 3.81
African and Middle Eastern Studies, Pre 2 50% 3.76 3.76
American Indian Studies 12 42% 3.54 3.68
American Literature and Culture 30 33% 3.46 3.98
Ancient Near East and Egyptology 6 50% 3.45 3.86
Anthropology - B.A. 349 39% 3.74 3.99
Anthropology - B.S. 85 27% 3.64 3.91
Applied Linguistics 49 33% 3.69 3.91
Applied Mathematics, Pre 269 37% 3.86 4.00
Arabic 5 100% 3.75 4.00
Art History 169 41% 3.80 3.94
Asian American Studies 27 30% 3.56 3.96
Asian Humanities 48 23% 3.75 3.87
Asian Languages and Linguistics 23 39% 3.77 4.00
Asian Religions 6 33% 3.90 4.00
Asian Studies, Pre 82 12% 3.83 4.00
Astrophysics 57 23% 3.83 3.92
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 14 14% 3.82 3.93
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences/Maths 2 50% 3.98 3.98
* Biochemistry 343 29% 3.78 4.00
* Biology 1,362 13% 3.82 4.00
Biophysics 11 0% N/A N/A
* Business Economics, Pre 2,848 9% 3.91 4.00
The College: C - E
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
Central and East European Languages and Cultures 2 50% 3.83 3.83
Chemistry 286 23% 3.84 4.00
Chemistry/Materials Science 23 22% 3.86 3.89
Chicana and Chicano Studies 77 35% 3.52 3.77
Chinese 36 25% 3.88 4.00
Classical Civilization 18 28% 3.56 3.79
Climate Sciences 8 0% N/A N/A
Cognitive Science, Pre 269 34% 3.83 4.00
* Communication 1,221 9% 3.93 4.00
Comparative Literature 59 34% 3.72 3.92
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 25 16% 3.77 3.91
Data Theory, Pre 211 29% 3.88 4.00
European Language and Transcultural Studies with French and Francophone 9 100% 3.55 3.91
European Language and Transcultural Studies with German 1 100% 3.95 3.95
European Language and Transcultural Studies with Italian 3 100% 3.54 3.85
Earth and Environmental Science 70 11% 3.59 3.93
* Ecology, Behavior and Evolution 63 16% 3.75 3.89
* Economics, Pre 1,486 13% 3.91 4.00
Education and Social Transformation, Pre 160 26% 3.73 3.94
Engineering Geology 4 25% 4.00 4.00
English 692 32% 3.75 3.96
Environmental Science 143 27% 3.64 3.93
European Studies, Pre 11 36% 3.55 3.94
The College: F - I
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
* Financial Actuarial Mathematics, Pre 125 33% 3.93 4.00
French 6 50% 3.50 4.00
French and Linguistics 4 0% N/A N/A
Gender Studies 155 40% 3.70 3.92
Geography 99 51% 3.61 3.94
Geography/Environmental Studies 70 50% 3.60 3.88
Geology 20 30% 3.78 4.00
Geophysics 3 0% N/A N/A
German 1 0% N/A N/A
* Global Studies, Pre 228 21% 3.85 4.00
Greek 1 0% N/A N/A
Greek and Latin 1 0% N/A N/A
History, Pre 496 38% 3.80 4.00
* Human Biology and Society - B.A., Pre 102 21% 3.79 4.00
* Human Biology and Society - B.S., Pre 141 15% 3.79 3.93
* International Development Studies, Pre 107 27% 3.83 3.95
Iranian Studies 3 0% N/A N/A
Italian 4 25% 4.00 4.00
Italian and Special Fields 2 50% 3.72 3.72
The College: J - L
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
Japanese 67 51% 3.68 3.93
Jewish Studies 4 50% 3.80 4.00
Korean 19 37% 3.46 3.91
Labor Studies 33 61% 3.60 4.00
Latin 1 100% 3.54 3.54
Latin American Studies, Pre 5 40% 3.57 3.86
Linguistics 102 48% 3.79 3.94
Linguistics and Asian Languages and Cultures 28 32% 3.74 3.91
Linguistics and Computer Science 54 43% 3.69 3.98
Linguistics and English 17 47% 3.62 3.85
Linguistics and French 1 100% 3.50 3.50
Linguistics and Philosophy 13 31% 3.76 3.99
Linguistics and Psychology 109 38% 3.75 3.94
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 1 0% N/A N/A
Linguistics and Spanish 11 18% 3.94 4.00
Linguistics and Anthropology 18 44% 3.68 3.97
The College: M - N
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
* Marine Biology 69 1% 3.98 3.98
Mathematics for Teaching, Pre 45 33% 3.85 3.96
Mathematics of Computation, Pre 111 45% 3.80 3.97
Mathematics, Pre 269 31% 3.84 4.00
Mathematics/Applied Science, Pre 37 16% 3.86 3.92
* Mathematics/Economics, Pre 192 35% 3.90 4.00
* Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, Pre 202 22% 3.78 3.94
Middle Eastern Studies 14 7% 3.91 3.91
* Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 221 29% 3.84 4.00
* Neuroscience 212 20% 3.76 3.95
Nordic Studies 10 30% 3.77 4.00
The College: P - Z
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
Philosophy 364 41% 3.77 4.00
Physics 188 37% 3.84 3.96
Physiological Science 165 18% 3.66 3.94
* Political Science, Pre 1,531 30% 3.83 4.00
Portuguese and Brazilian Studies 1 0% N/A N/A
* Psychobiology, Pre 207 19% 3.82 4.00
* Psychology, Pre 2,543 17% 3.83 4.00
Public Affairs, Pre 136 25% 3.67 3.89
Russian Language and Literature 2 50% 4.00 4.00
Russian Studies 4 50% 3.92 3.94
Scandinavian Languages and Cultures 1 0% N/A N/A
* Sociology, Pre 1,679 28% 3.82 4.00
Spanish 59 32% 3.49 3.80
Spanish and Community and Culture 26 38% 3.51 3.70
Spanish and Linguistics 7 43% 3.69 3.93
Spanish and Portuguese 6 67% 3.44 3.88
* Statistics, Pre 288 34% 3.92 4.00
Study of Religion 10 20% 3.62 3.92

 * The number of applications to this major greatly exceeds the space available. In most cases, this means that both the GPAs and completion of preparatory coursework from successful applicants tend to exceed the overall average.

School of the Arts and Architecture

Overview by Major in School of the Arts and Architecture
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
Architectural Studies 253 10% 3.76 4.00
Art 300 8% 3.56 3.91
Dance 53 13% 3.62 3.92
Design | Media Arts 362 5% 3.28 3.72
World Arts and Cultures 53 19% 3.40 4.00

Samueli School of Engineering

Overview by Major in Samueli School of Engineering
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
Aerospace Engineering 227 11% 3.78 3.93
Bioengineering 159 13% 3.77 3.95
Chemical Engineering 164 23% 3.80 3.98
Civil Engineering 257 19% 3.74 3.94
Computer Engineering 207 6% 3.92 4.00
Computer Science 1,996 2% 3.96 4.00
Computer Science and Engineering 340 8% 4.00 4.00
Electrical Engineering 339 34% 3.85 4.00
Materials Engineering 36 36% 3.78 3.94
Mechanical Engineering 572 19% 3.86 4.00

School of Music

Overview by Major in Herb Alpert School of Music
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
Ethnomusicology 8 38% 2.90 3.84
Global Jazz Studies 37 22% 3.38 3.70
Music Composition 27 0% N/A N/A
Music Education 38 8% 3.31 4.00
Music History and Industry 46 33% 3.77 3.94
Music Performance 48 10% 3.52 3.87
Musicology 6 50% 3.10 4.00

School of Nursing

Overview by Major in School of Nursing
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
Nursing-Gen/Prelicensure 404 2% 3.84 3.94

School of Theater, Film and Television

Overview by Major in School of Theater, Film and Television
Major Applicants Admit Rate 25th % for Admits 75th % for Admits
Film and Television 828 1% 3.37 3.94
Theater 312 3% 3.78 3.99
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