Declare Your Major
Steps for Declaring a Baskin Engineering Major
All steps must be completed to be officially declared in a Baskin Engineering major.
Deadline: The major qualification verification form will open for fall 2021 on the first day of fall instruction Thursday September 23, 2021. The final day to submit a major qualification verification (MQV) form for fall is Wednesday October 13, 2021 at 4:00pm.
Please Note: The Campus Declaration of Major deadline for fall 2021 is Friday October 22, 2021. However, because this process requires verification of major qualification requirements, you must start this process at the beginning of the quarter.
Starting spring 2020, the major declaration process for all School of Engineering majors was moved online. Please turn in an MQV and review step two for next steps.
Due to a high volume of submissions, please allow for extra time for processing the MQVs.
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.
2020-2021 Major Qualification Verification (MQV) Forms
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.
At this time the major declaration process and major appeal process for all Baskin School of Engineering majors has been moved online.
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.
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.
In addition, please refer to the below links for:
Information about declaring an BSOE minor.
Information about credit sharing in double majors and major/minors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.