Department of Mathematics Change of Major Policies:
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 processed. Students can submit a Change of Major petition during the quarter they are taking their second Math course. 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 or a combined 3.3 GPA in the two required courses taken at another institution.
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.
Petitions cannot be processed until the Spring quarter of a student's freshman year. Non-Math to Pre-Math Major Petition policies still apply.
Petitions cannot be processed 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 transfer 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
Change of Major Forms:
Change of Major Petition (Pre-major to full major or changing major to Math from a different major)
Double Major Petition (Adding Math as a second L&S major)
Dual College Petition (Adding Math as a second major when your first major is in a college other than L&S)
Change of College Petition (Changing major to Math when your current major is in a college other than L&S)