The Jacobs School of Engineering offers almost 20 undergraduate majors leading to a bachelor's degree.
UPDATE March 2013: A few FAQs for newly admitted students are posted on the front page of the Jacobs School IDEA student center, just under the rotating images.
Department of Bioengineering majors
- Bioengineering: Biotechnology*
- Bioengineering: Bioinformatics
- Bioengineering: BioSystems
Department of Computer Science and Engineering majors
- Computer Science*
- Computer Engineering*
- Computer Science: Bioinformatics*
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering majors
- Computer Engineering*
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Physics
- Electrical Engineering & Society
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering majors
- Aerospace Engineering*
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering*
Department of NanoEngineering majors
- Chemical Engineering
Department of Structural Engineering majors
- Engineering Sciences
- Structural Engineering
Due to high demand, some of these majors have been designated as oversubscribed, or impacted. Click here for more information on impacted majors, including a current list.
Entering students who have indicated a desire to major an impacted major will be further evaluated based on their application review. Effective fall 2010 the UC San Diego Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools will calculate an admissions target number and admit the appropriate number of incoming freshmen into each impacted major using the "UC San Diego Comprehensive Review" score as a ranking method. Students who meet the UC San Diego admission criteria will be admitted into their chosen impacted major, starting with the student having the highest "comprehensive review score," until the admission target number is reached. These students will be notified directly by the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools whether they have been admitted into their chosen impacted major.
Students considering applying to these majors must also select an alternate major on the UC application. Students admitted to UC San Diego who are not admitted directly into one of these majors will be admitted into their alternate major, provided it is not impacted. Transfer students are strongly recommended to complete their major preparation classes for success in their chosen major.
For more information: UC San Diego impacted majors page