Change of Major Information

Students wanting to declare a major, change their major, add additional majors, or drop a major must submit a change of major application online through Student Access.  Students may submit a change of major application AFTER they have completed all pre-requisites. Grades must be posted for any pre-requisite courses before a change of major application will be reviewed. If grades are not posted, the change of major application will be denied.  The student may submit a new application once they have completed the pre-requisites.

Before submitting an application for a change of major within the School of Social Ecology, you must have completed the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement (formerly Subject A) (pre lower-division writing) requirement in addition to the pre-requisites for each major, which can be found below:

Students with 120 units or more must also meet the following requirements to change or add a major:

  • Good Academic Standing in requested major. (Cumulative, School and Major GPAs are 2.0 or above).
  • Time to degree is reasonable:

Standing at Admission

Total* number of quarters at UCI - from quarter of entry to certification of degree















*Summer session attendance does not count toward total number of quarters.

Please Note: Completion of the change of major requirements does not guarantee acceptance into any major within the School of Social Ecology. Students enrolled in the Social Ecology (General) major do not have any advantage over other students applying to one of the departmental majors. Courses that satisfy major change requirements must be completed at the time the application is submitted.

For more information on the departments within the School of Social Ecology, consult the following websites:


The School of Social Ecology is currently accepting Second Baccalaureate applicants for Criminology, Law and Society, Psychological Science, Social Ecology, and Urban Studies. Students who have already received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and are interested in pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in another area of study may be considered for admission as Second Baccalaureate candidates. 

In order to qualify for admission as a second baccalaureate, you must meet eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements for a second baccalaureate in the School of Social Ecology:

If admitted, 2nd B.A. students are subject to the following regulations in Social Ecology:

  • Degree requirements must be completed in six quarters of attendance, excluding summers.
    • Degree requirements include Major AND School requirements
  • You may only enroll in courses that apply toward the major to which you were admitted.

Note: Meeting the minimum required prerequisites does NOT guarantee admission.  

If admitted, you must also submit all transcripts from any institutions attended while away from UCI. 

For questions about the second baccalaureate application process, please email

To find a list of other majors open for Second Baccalaureate applicants, please visit: