Declare Your Major

Congratulations on taking the steps to declare your major within Baskin Engineering. Declaring your major is a key step in your academic journey that allows you to solidify your field of study, gain access to upper division coursework, and move forward towards earning a degree at UCSC.

There are four steps to complete in order for a student to declare their major. Once a student completes the major qualification coursework, they are eligible to begin the major declaration process. Please note that due to the large number of submissions, it may take up to 10 business days to process the MQV forms.

The MQV forms will open for spring quarter on the first day of instruction, March 28, 2022.

We look forward to helping you in the major declaration process!

Follow These Steps:

 

Step One:

Complete and submit your respective MQV (Major Qualification Verification) form online. The qualification requirements for declaration of each major are found on the links below.

You must be logged into Google with ONLY your UCSC e-mail account to access these forms.

 

2021-2022 Major Qualification Verification (MQV) Forms

Applied Mathematics

Biotechnology B.A.

Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics

Computer Engineering

Computer Game Design

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Network and Digital Technology

Robotics

Technology and Information Management

Step Two:

After submitting the online Baskin Engineering MQV form, it can take up to 10 business days to receive a response. The response will be an email from our office indicating that your form has been processed and informing you of your next steps. At this point, you will either be given information regarding next steps for Major Declaration OR next steps for the Major Declaration Appeal process.

 

Step Three:

Students who meet their major qualification requirements to declare will be added to a Canvas course. The Canvas course will consist of several modules with information about campus policies and major requirements and policies as well as academic planning guidance. Students will be expected to have a 100% on a short quiz checking for understanding of this information before their major declaration will be processed.

 

Step Four:

Computer Science majors: The Baskin School of Engineering Undergraduate Advising office will review which students have completed the Final Major Declaration quiz with 100% every Wednesday. Your major declaration will be processed within a week from that Wednesday and any associated major declaration holds will be lifted.

All other Baskin Engineering majors: The Baskin School of Engineering Undergraduate Advising office will review which students have completed the Final Major Declaration quiz with 100% and have submitted an academic plan every Wednesday. If you have completed both items, your major declaration will be processed within a week from that Wednesday and any associated major declaration holds will be lifted.

To see if your major has been officially declared: You can go to your myUCSC Student Center and click on “Student Advising Summary".
On the Career/Program/Plan tab, you will see the field "Declared Major:" and your major will be listed.

If your major declaration has not been entered yet, you will see the field "Proposed Major:" with your proposed major listed.

 


 

Additional Information

 

For further information or if you have questions about the MQV Forms, please contact the Baskin School of Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office (225 Baskin Engineering) at bsoeadv@ucsc.edu.