Declare Your Major
Steps for Declaring a BSOE Major
All steps must be completed to be officially declared in a BSOE major.
Deadline The Major Qualification Verification (MQV) Forms are currently closed and will open for Fall 2020 in the beginning of October 2020. These forms expire at the end of each quarter.
Starting Spring 2020, the major declaration process for all School of Engineering majors will be 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. Thank you for your patience.
Please Note: Because our process requires verification of major qualification requirements, the first step in major declaration needs to be completed prior to the campus declaration of major deadline.
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
You will receive an email within 5-7 business days of submitting your Major Qualification Verification (MQV) form. This email will indicate that your form has been processed and will inform you of your next steps. At this point, you will either be given information regarding next steps for Major Declaration OR directed to submit an appeal.
Beginning Spring 2019 the major declaration process for Computer Science has changed. Students who meet the Computer Science major qualification requirements will be added to a Canvas course. The Canvas course will consist of several modules and a quiz. Students will need to have a 100% in the quiz before their major declaration will be processed.
Beginning Spring 2020 the major declaration process for all Baskin School of Engineering majors will be moved online.
Please use the following resources to create an Academic Plan through Graduation:
A copy of your respective major curriculum chart with a proposed academic plan (refer to steps 3a-3e)
a) To assist with creating an academic plan we recommend that you refer to the major curriculum chart of the year that you are following for a list of all course requirements. BSOE curriculum charts can be found here. On the curriculum chart, cross off all completed courses to help you keep track of course progress. When putting together your plan, we recommend you try and schedule no more than two major classes per quarter.
b) Refer to the BSOE course schedule to find out when BSOE courses are being offered. Make sure you pay attention to prerequisites. The prerequisites for courses can also be found on the BSOE course schedule as well as a course description.
c) Refer to the Physical and Biological Sciences Undergraduate Website (aka PBSCI)for information about course scheduling and prerequisites for all Physical and Biological Sciences courses. These include biology, chemistry, math, physics, etc. Once at the site you will need to navigate to individual department advising pages to find information about course scheduling.
d) Sample plans for your major can be found in the General Catalog. Click on Programs and Courses, then at top of Programs and Courses, click on Links to Programs by Department. Please keep in mind that these are templates. You may need to modify these plans for your circumstances. If you are following a catalog year other than 2018-19, please refer to that year’s catalog as sample plans may be different based on that year’s requirements. (scroll all the way down to see the template)
e) If you would like your Academic Plan reviewed before submitting your appeal, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Academic Plan - YOUR STUDENT ID.”
f) You will be planning your schedule for the rest of your time at UCSC based on this year’s class schedule. You should check each year's class schedule as they become available to ensure your courses will still be offered as planned.
If instructed to follow the major declaration process, please prepare the following forms:
- A completed PETITION FOR MAJOR/MINOR DECLARATION form
- An Academic Planning Form (please review step three for making an Academic Plan)
Complete the next steps for the major declaration process as laid out in the email.
After the Major Declaration Workshop:
a) Enter your proposed academic plan into "My Planner" in your MyUCSC portal. For assistance, please refer to our Course Planner Tutorial.
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 email@example.com.