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Undeclared Program: Minimum Criteria to Declare CHASS Majors

The minimum criterion to declare any major is good academic standing and a 2.0 or better GPA in the major.

An incoming freshman may declare a major without meeting the criteria listed below if they declare the major prior to the third week of their incoming quarter. This may be done either through the Office of Admissions or through MyUCR (with the exception of the Business Administration major).

After the third week, in order to declare a major, the criteria for major declaration must be met.

Some majors in our college are selective and require the completion of specific criteria prior to major declaration. For specific information regarding requirements and course descriptions for each major check the General Catalog.

All Undeclared students must declare their major in the quarter in which they obtain 90 units—end of sophomore year.


Anthropology/Law and Society

Good academic standing

Art (Studio)

Good academic standing and electronic submission of portfolio (see link for details)

Art History
Art History/Religious Studies

Good academic standing

Asian Studies

Good academic standing

Business Administration

All general business pre-requisites, lower division business requirements and breadth courses (except foreign language and ENGL 1C or BUS 100W) must be completed.

Students must apply to Business Administration by the time 90 units have been completed. A cumulative GPA of 2.7 is required with a minimum 2.5 GPA in all of the separate areas for acceptance.


Good academic standing

Classical Studies

Good academic standing

Comparative Ancient Civilizations

Good academic standing

Comparative Literature

Good academic standing

Creative Writing

Recommended, but not required: ENGL 1A and CRWT 56


Recommended, but not required: DNCE 014

Business Economics
Economics/Law and Society
Economics/Administrative Studies

Good academic standing
Recommended completion of lower division Economics class with a minimum grade of C and placement in an appropriate math pathway.


Good academic standing
English 1A-B-C with at least a 2.0 GPA.
Recommend at least one lower division course from English 20A-B-C; minimum grade of C.

Ethnic Studies
African American Studies
Asian American Studies
Chicano/a Studies
Native American Studies

Good academic standing


Good academic standing

Gender and Sexuality Studies Good academic standing

Germanic Studies

Good academic standing

Global Studies

Good academic standing and GBST 1 or 2 with a C- or better.

History/Law and Society
History/Administrative Studies

Good academic standing and two History courses with a grade of C or better.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Must meet with Prof. Theda Shapiro for information prior to approval.


Good academic standing

Latin American Studies

Upper division students must have completed the Major language requirement.

Liberal Studies

Good academic standing


Good academic standing

Media and Cultural Studies Good academic standing and MCS 001 with a C- or better.


Recommended, but not required: MUS 1, MUS 30A-B-C


See: http://cnasstudent.ucr.edu/files/NURO-COM.pdf

Philsophy/Law and Society

Good academic standing

Political Science
Political Science/Law and Society
Political Science/International Affairs

Good academic standing

Political Science/Administrative Studies
Political Science/Public Service

Good academic standing and a minimum 2.7 GPA

Psychology/Law and Society

Complete PSYC 1, 2, & 11 (lower division requirements) with a letter grade of C- or better, but no lower than a C average. MATH 4, 5 or 6A with a C- or better. Good academic standing for last 2 quarters.

Public Policy

Good academic standing, complete PBPL 1 with a grade of "C-" or better.

Religious Studies

Good academic standing

Russian Studies

Good academic standing

Sociology/Administrative Studies
Sociology/Law and Society

SOC 1, 3, 4, 5 and one lower division SOC course with a C- or better. Good academic standing.


Good academic standing

Sustainability Studies Good academic standing

Theatre, Film and Digital Production

Good academic standing