Change of Major Requirements

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 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 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. 

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

 

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)