UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Change of Major

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Upon completion of prerequisites for admission to the major, students may petition to change their major. The petition should be filed not later than the end of the junior year, and requires, in every case, the approval of the chair of the prospective department as well as a, under some circumstances, the Dean of Undergraduate Education. Students who contemplate a change of major relatively late in their academic careers should note that the change may not be approved if it becomes clear that they will need to complete more than 200 units in order to fulfill all degree requirements. The College of Letters and Science will not accept students from the College of Engineering or the College of Creative Studies after they have completed 180 units.