UCSB General Catalog - Major and Minor Requirements (click here)

## Information on changing majors:

**Non-Math to Pre-Math Majors:**

Students must complete at least two Math courses at UCSB ** or** an accredited community college or university before a Change of Major petition can be submitted. The Math department will process the petition in the following quarter. Petitions will only be processed and approved if students receive a combined 2.5 GPA in the two required Math courses taken at UCSB

__a combined 3.3 GPA in the two required courses taken at another institution.__

**or****Pre-Math to Full Math Majors:**

Petitions will be accepted in the quarter students are finishing their pre-major requirements. The Math department will process the petition in the following quarter, after grades are processed. Petitions will only be processed and approved if students have completed all pre-major requirements with a 2.5 GPA, and completed all preparation for the major requirements.

**Freshmen: **

Petitions cannot be submitted until the Spring quarter of a student's freshman year. Non-Math to Pre-Math Major Petition policies still apply.

**Transfer Students: **

Petitions cannot be submitted until the Winter quarter of a transfer student's first year. If switching from Non-Math to Pre-Math majors, See Non-Math to Pre-Math Major policy above.

If changing from Pre-Math to Full Math, petitions can be submitted in the quarter the student is finishing their pre-major requirements.

The following scenarios also apply to trasnsfer students:

**Two or more pre-major courses remaining upon arrival at UCSB: **

Students must complete remaining pre-major courses with a minimum UC GPA of 2.5

**One pre-major course remaining upon arrival at UCSB: **

Students must complete last pre-major course with a "C+" or better and complete one Upper Division Math/PSTAT course with a "C" or better

**All pre-major courses completed upon arrival at UCSB:**

Students must complete two Upper Division Math/PSTAT courses with a "C" or better