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Lower Division Transfer Student Major Declaration

**The information below is currently pending final faculty approval and should be used for planning purposes only until a final decision is made.**

Transfer students admitted as Undeclared with fewer than 60 units earned will be required to meet the Major Selection Criteria listed below in order to declare the intended major.  Students are advised to consult with their academic advisor to determine eligibility and then submit a Major Change form.  The course criteria can be met through a combination of approved transfer credit and courses taken at UC Merced.  Students should consult the catalog for their year of entry for a list of available emphasis tracks within the majors.

Major Major Selection Criteria Required
Applied Mathematical Sciences, B.S.
*all emphasis tracks
  • MATH 21 - Calculus I for Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • MATH 22 - Calculus II for Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • PHYS 8 & 8L - Introductory Physics I & Introductory Physics I Lab
  • PHYS 9 & 9L - Introductory Physics II & Introductory Physics II Lab
  • UC Merced Cumulative GPA 2.8 or better
Biological Sciences, B.S.
*all emphasis tracks
  • BIO 1 & BIO 1L - Contemporary Biology with lab (with grades of B or better, if taken at community college)
  • CHEM 2 - General Chemistry
  • CHEM 8 & CHEM 8L - Organic Chemistry with lab
  • CHEM 10 - General Chemistry
  • CHEM 100 - Organic Synthesis and Mechanism
  • MATH 11 or MATH 21 - Calculus I
  • MATH 12 or MATH 22 - Calculus II
  • UC Merced Cumulative GPA 2.8 or better
Chemistry, B.S.
*all emphasis tracks
  • CHEM 2 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 10 - General Chemistry II
  • MATH 21 - Calculus I for Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • MATH 22 - Calculus II for Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • PHYS 8 & 8L - Introductory Physics I & Introductory Physics I Lab
  • PHYS 9 & 9L - Introductory Physics II & Introductory Physics II Lab
  • UC Merced Cumulative GPA 2.8 or better
Environmental Systems Science, B.S.
  • CHEM 2 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 10 - General Chemistry II
  • MATH 11 - Calculus I or MATH 21 - Calculus I for Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • PHYS 8 & 8L - Introductory Physics I & Introductory Physics I Lab or PHYS 18 & 18L - Introductory Physics I for Biological Sciences & Introductory Physics I for Biological Sciences Lab
  • UC Merced Cumulative GPA 2.8 or better
Physics, B.S.
*all emphasis tracks
  • CHEM 2 - General Chemistry I
  • MATH 21 - Calculus I for Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • MATH 22 - Calculus II for Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • PHYS 8 & 8L - Introductory Physics I & Introductory Physics I Lab
  • PHYS 9 & 9L - Introductory Physics II & Introductory Physics II Lab
  • UC Merced Cumulative GPA 2.8 or better