New Students

Welcome to the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine! Congratulations on choosing to pursue your college education at UC Irvine.

Incoming Freshmen

As an incoming freshman, you are required to attend an orientation session. These will be in person for Summer 2022. During your academic advising session, you will have an opportunity to meet our academic counselors and peer academic advisors. Our professional and student staff will help you register for your fall classes. We strongly encourage you to use the informational links below to assist you with your planning efforts. Again, congrats on your decision to attend UC Irvine. We look forward to working with you! 

Students who wish to change their major to one of the four majors within Social Ecology (Psychological Science; Criminology, Law and Society; Urban Studies; or Social Ecology) will need to meet Change of Major criteria after matriculating. If you would like to change majors to a different academic unit, please contact that academic unit directly. 

Orientation Website  -  *Please note that new students are not able to book individual appointments with counselors until Fall quarter. Keep track of any questions you have and bring them to your orientation session - we will answer them there!  


Incoming Transfers

As a new transfer student, you are required to attend an academic advising session. These will be offered both remotely and in person for Summer 2022. During your academic advising session, you will have an opportunity to meet our academic counselors and peer academic advisors and register for fall classes. We strongly encourage you to use the informational links below to assist you with your planning efforts. Again, congrats on your decision to attend UC Irvine. We look forward to working with you!

Students who wish to change their major into one of the four majors within Social Ecology (Psychological Science; Criminology, Law and Society; Urban Studies; or Social Ecology) will need to meet Change of Major criteria after matriculating. If you would like to change majors to a different academic unit, please contact that academic unit directly. 

Click here to visit our Transfer Resources page, with important information and resources for transfer students!

 

*An email will go out to all new transfer students in early June with information about registering for a mandatory summer academic advising session. Registration for an academic advising session will begin in early June. * These will be held remotely for Summer 2021.


 

Social Ecology Resources

Click here for sample 2 and 4 year plans