Major-Specific Degree Requirements for CSULB Students

While first-year students may be admitted directly into some majors, many majors need students to begin as “pre-majors” and then meet precise major-specific degree requirements to officially declare the major. Criteria includes meeting all major-specific degree requirements in the new major and demonstrating a progressively successful academic history that reflects potential success in the major. Upon declaration of major, students must adopt the requirements of the major and any minors in effect at that time in the CSULB Catalog.

All undergraduate students must have a declared major by the time they earn 60 units. This applies equally to students who are:

Select a college below to find the current major-specific degree requirements for your major. Some majors are highly impacted and will be indicated as such.

Applicants for transfer admission to CSULB should see Major-Specific Degree Requirements for Transfer Students.​

Fall 2024 Major-Specific Degree Requirements by College:

Select the college of your major below. Need help finding your major? Visit Colleges and Departments for a listing.

Previous Major-Specific Degree Requirements:

Looking for major-specific degree requirements from previous years? Explore the archive below to find major-specific degree requirements for that year.