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Major Fact Sheet

  • The UCSD General Catalog is a useful tool.
  • Majors are ordered in the catalog alphabetically.
  • A 2.0 GPA is the minimum GPA required to graduate - cumulative as well as within a major.
  • Courses required for the major must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Lower division courses used to satisfy major requirements may ALSO be used to satisfy lower division minor requirements. This is not true with upper division courses!

Majors That Require Statistics

  • Human Development
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Global Health 

Majors That Require Foreign Language

  • Chinese Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • German Studies
  • International Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Russian and Soviet Studies

Majors That Start as Pre-Majors

  • Bioinformatics
  • ECE: Engineering Physics
  • Human Development
  • Literature/Writing
  • Mathematics/Computer Science

Please see the Math Testing and Placement site for a list of majors that require calculus.


UCSD does NOT have a Business Major.

Teachers do NOT Major in Education: Prospective teachers major in an academic subject or group of subjects, while at the same time taking special courses related to educational topics. Interested students should contact the Teacher Education Program office regarding prerequisites to the Graduate program.