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Major Specific Declaration Requirements for CSULB Students:
College of Engineering

CSULB students must meet precise major specific criteria in order to ‘declare a major.’ While freshmen are admitted directly into some majors, many majors require that students begin as pre-majors and then declare the major if and when they complete the major specific criteria. All students must have a declared major by the time they reach 60 earned units. This applies equally to students who are:

  • Undeclared
  • Were admitted into a ‘pre-major’ and are requesting to declare the major
  • Requesting to change major
  • Requesting to add a major

Except for “Highly Impacted” majors, native CSULB students can ‘declare a major’ if they meet the major specific minimum cumulative GPA and required lower division preparation. There are limitations on the ability to add a second major or to add/change degree objectives based on the following policies:

To review the detailed major specific requirements select the major below. If a major is highly impacted it will be noted next to the name of the major and additional supplemental criteria and requirements are indicated in the major specific details. These criteria will be used for Fall 2013 through Spring 2015 consideration. They are subject to change for future terms.

All students who have a major in the College of Engineering will no longer be required to complete the CSU requirement in Critical Thinking.

Major Specific Criteria for CSULB Students

Select the major you would like to view or select “Expand All” to view the entire college.

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required):

  • Major preparation courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I
    • MATH 123 Calculus II
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat
  • Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication

Explore the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department for more information on this major.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required):

  • Major preparation courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I
    • MATH 123 Calculus II
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat
  • Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication

Explore the Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management Department for more information on this major.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required):

  • Major preparation courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I
    • MATH 123 Calculus II
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat
  • Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication

Additional lower division preparation required of CSULB students (grade of C or better required):

  • CECS 100 – Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age

Explore the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department and the Electrical Engineering Department for more information on this major.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required):

  • Major preparation courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I
    • MATH 123 Calculus II
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat; or CHEM 111A - General Chemistry
  • Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication

Additional lower division preparation required of CSULB students (grade of C or better required):

  • CECS 100 – Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age

Explore the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department for more information on this major.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required):

  • Major preparation courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I
    • MATH 123 Calculus II
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat
    • CHEM 111A – General Chemistry
  • Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication

Explore the Chemical Engineering Department for more information on this major.

ENGINEERING BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL ENGINEERING

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required):

  • Major preparation courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I
    • MATH 123 Calculus II
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat
  • Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication

Additional lower division preparation required of CSULB students (grade of C or better required):

  • CECS 100 – Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age

Explore the Electrical Engineering Department for more information on this major.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required):

  • Major preparation courses:
    • MATH 122 Calculus I
    • PHYS 100A General Physics
  • Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication

Explore the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department for more information on this major.

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required):

  • Major preparation courses:
    • MATH 122 – Calculus I
    • PHYS 100A – General Physics
  • Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:
    • Written Communication
    • Oral Communication

Explore the Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management Department for more information on this major.