The Computer Science major at different universities can be found either as its own major, or as part of the Engineering Department. This major should have the student taking care of these requirements as early as possible in their academic careers Please note that since the preparation for the major is so extensive, most colleges and universities have modified general education patterns. Because Computer Science is a popular major, most schools and colleges have special application deadlines or screening procedures. Below are some examples of the courses required for the major.

Cal Poly Pomona
Impacted major
CS/IS 125, 139 or 155, 137, 166, 211, 212
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103
MATH 103 and 104, 105, 107
BIO 122

CSU Los Angeles
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
CS/IS 135, 139, 211
MATH 103 and 104, 107
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

CSU Northridge
ENGL 101
SPCH 101
CS/IS 135, 165, 125, 211, 166, 212
MATH 103, 104, 107
PHILO 123

Select one sequence from:
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 101 and 102
PHYS 101 and 102

Select one additional science course with lab:
BIOL 102 
CHEM 101 
PHYS 101 
GEOG 101 and 111, 107 
GEOL 101 and 111, 105 

CSU Fullerton
CS/IS 130
MATH 103, 104
BIOL 122
One of the following combinations
PHYS 101, 102 or
CHEM 101, 102 or
GEOL 101, 105

Additional Math for Scientific Computing Track
MATH 105, 107 and 108

CSU Long Beach
Impacted major 
MATH 103, 104, 105 or 107
BIOL 125 or 122 or 115 or 121
Select one Sequence
CHEM 101 and 102
PHYS 101 and 102

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
MATH 103, 104
CS/IS 135 or 139, 137
CS/IS 135 and 137 or 139 and 137
CS/IS 125, 165
PSYCH 104

Select one from
BIOL 101, 122, 135, 112

Select two course from
MATH 105, 107, 108

Select one series from
CHEM 101 and 102 or
PHYS 101and 102 and 103

Select one from
BIOL 101, 122, 135, 112
CHEM 101
PHYS 101

CSU Dominguez Hills
CS/IS 165
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 101 and 102 and 103

UC Berkeley

MATH 103, 104, 107 and 108
To be competitive for admission purposes, the
department advises prospective transfer students to
take UC-transferable courses in 1) data structures--
even if not officially comparable to Berkeley's CS
61B, and 2) Java (preferred) or C++.
The entire Computer Science 61 series is also offered
during the Berkeley summer session. The department
recommends that, when possible, students take one
of these courses during the summer session prior
to transfer.

UC Irvine
MATH 103 and 104, 107
CS/IS 135 and 139, 165 and 166 and 170, 195*
* Subject credit only, no UC transfer unit credit.

UC Los Angeles
A minimum UC-transferable cumulative GPA of
3.30 is required for consideration.
Effective Fall 2013 IGETC is accepted.
MATH 103, 104, 105, 107, 108
CHEM 101
PHYS 101, 102, 103
You should complete the entire Physics Series
at one community college

CS/IS 125, 135, 165, 211
ENGL 101 and 102 or 104

UC Riverside
Lower division major preparation should be
prioritized ahead of completion of  IGETC or
College breadth requirements. Minimum GPA 2.8
MATH 103 and  104
CS/IS 135, 137
PHYS 101
Complete three of the following courses::
CS/IS 165
MATH 105
PHYS 101 and 103, 102
Courses which are strongly recommended prior to
transfer. (If they have not been completed as course
choices in the "required" section above.)
CS/IS 165
BIOL101 or 122
MATH 105, 107, 108
PHYS 101 and 103, 102

University of Southern California
MATH 103, 104,105, 107 and 108
ENGL 102 or 104
Select one sequence from:
BIOL 101 and 102
CHEM 101 and 102
PHYS 101 and 102 or 101 and 103
Select one course from the following:
CHEM 101, 102
PHYS 101 and 103 or 101 and 102
Please consult with a USC Viterbi transfer counselor

Loyola Marymount University
MATH 103, 104
CS/IS 112, 139
ECT 103
Select one of the following courses from:
BIOL 101, 102, 112, 120, 121
CHEM 101, 102, 105, 106, 114, 120, 121
PHY 101, 102, 103, 105, 106


NOTE: AGREEMENTS CONCERNING TRANSFER ARE CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED, THEREFORE, THE STUDENT IS CAUTIONED TO CHECK WITH A COUNSELOR OR THE TRANSFER CENTER FOR CURRENT TRANSFER INFORMATION.

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