Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science - Transfer Admission

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science offers the following undergraduate majors:

Applicants to the Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science must have a minimum 3.4 GPA at the time of application to be considered for admission and by the time of entrance must have attained junior standing (60 semester/90 quarter units) and completed preparation for the selected major (see below). Please note that admission to the Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science is highly selective.


Two transferable courses in English composition are required.


Calculus and analytic geometry, calculus of several variables, differential equations, and linear algebra.


Calculus-based courses with labs in mechanics of solids, vibration, wave motion, sound, fluids, heat, electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves, light, and relativity.


Two terms of general chemistry with lab.

Only one course in general chemistry is required for Electrical Engineering.

One year of chemistry with lab and two terms of organic chemistry are required for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering.

Computer Science and Computer Science and Engineering do not require a chemistry course.

Computer Programming

One course in Java, C, ,C++, or Matlab.

Applicants to Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Science and Engineering should take C++. For all other majors, Matlab is preferred.


Applicants to Bioengineering: one year of biology with lab for the major (cellular, molecular, and genetic) is strongly recommended.

Additional Courses

Applicants must complete at least one course from the humanities or social sciences for UC eligibility and are encouraged to complete up to four courses in those areas and one life science elective. (Completion of IGETC or UC Reciprocity is not required/encouraged for entrance to these majors; partial IGETC will not be accepted.) Students may satisfy core requirements by completing engineering courses in statics, dynamics, strength of materials, properties of materials, and circuit analysis, depending on their major.

Please refer to Transfer Admission for additional information on transfer admission requirements.