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Fall 2019 - Major Specific Requirements for CSULB Students - COE

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. They are subject to change for future terms.

 

Aerospace 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

Course Number

Course Title

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

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Biomedical Engineering

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

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (Grade or C or better required)

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

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

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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

Course Number

Course Title

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

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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

Course Number

Course Title

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)

Course Number

Course Title

COMPUTER CECS

100

Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age

ELETRICAL CECS or EE

100 or 186

Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age or Introduction to Programming and Applications for Electrical Engineers

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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

Course Number

Course Title

MATH

122

Calculus I

MATH

123

Calculus II

PHYS or CHEM

151 or 111A

Mechanics and Heat or General Chemistry

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication

Additional Lower Division Preparation Required for CSULB Students  (Grade of "C" or better)

Course Number

Course Title

CECS

100

Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age

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Chemical Engineering

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

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (Grade of C or better required)

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

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

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Computer & Electronics Engineering Technology

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

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (Grade C or better required)

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

MATH

122

Calculus I

PHYS

100A

General Physics

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication

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Construction Management

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

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (Grade C or better required)

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

MATH

122

Calculus I

PHYS

100A

General Physics

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication

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