Math and Science GPA Requirements for Transfer and Transition Students

Your Math/Science GPA is the cumulative average GPA in any math/science courses that are required for the major(s) to which you are applying. Unlike the Overall UC GPA, transfer and test (AP, IB, etc.) grades are factored into your Math/Science GPA.

Math/Science GPA calculations will consider the “best attempt” at any applicable math/science courses:

  • “Best attempt” refers to a grade in a course that results in the highest GPA possible. For programs that allow science electives (i.e. students choose PHYS2002/L or CHEM1041/L), calculations will use the best attempt at any combination of required courses where applicable.  
  • For example: If a student earned both a C- and an A in MATH1061, the Math/Science GPA will use the best attempt – an A – in the Math/Science GPA calculation.  

Applicable Courses By Program

Courses by program
Program
Math/Science Courses 
 
Aerospace Engineering (ASE)
CHEM1040, CHEM1040L, MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2063, MATH2073, PHYS2001, PHYS2001L, PHYS2002, PHYS2002L 
 
Architectural Engineering (AE)
CHEM1040, CHEM1040L, MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2074, MATH2076, PHYS2001, PHYS2001L, PHYS2002, PHYS2002L 
 
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
CHEM1040, CHEM1040L, CHEM1041, CHEM1041L, MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2074, PHYS2011, PHYS2012, PHYS2013
 
Chemical Engineering (CHE)
CHEM1040, CHEM1040L, CHEM1041, CHEM1041L, CHEM2040, CHEM2040L, CHEM2041, CHEM2041L, CHEM3030, CHEM3030L, MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2073, PHYS2001, PHYS2002 
 
Civil Engineering (CE)
CHEM1040, CHEM1040L, MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2074, MATH2076, PHYS2001, PHYS2001L, (CHEM1041 or PHYS2002), (CHEM1041L or PHYS2002L) 
 
Computer Engineering (CMPE)
CHEM1040, CHEM1040L, EECE2065, MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2063, MATH2076, PHYS2001, PHYS2001L, PHYS2076, STAT2037 
 
Computer Science (CS)
CHEM1040, CHEM1040L, MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2076, STAT2037, (BIOL1081 or CHEM1041 or PHYS2001), (BIOL1081L or CHEM1041L or PHYS2001L)
 
Electrical Engineering (EE)
CHEM1040, CHEM1040L, EECE2065, MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2063, MATH2076, PHYS2001, PHYS2001L, PHYS2076, STAT2037
 
Environmental Engineering (ENVE)
CHEM1040, CHEM1040L, CHEM1041, CHEM1041L, CHEM2040, CHEM2040L, MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2074, PHYS2001 
 
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
CHEM1040, CHEM1040L, MATH1061, MATH1062, MATH2063, MATH2073, PHYS2001, PHYS2001L, PHYS2002, PHYS2002L 
 
Mechanical Engineering Tech (MET)
CHEM1040, MATH1061, PHYS1051, PHYS1051L, PHYS1052, PHYS1052L 
 

Pass (P) Grades and Test Credit

Pass (P) grades and AP credit will have a neutral impact on students’ Math/Science GPAs when they can be considered as the “best attempts,” meaning that the neutral grade results in a higher Math/Science GPA than an earned grade. 

Dual Enrollment (College Credit Plus) and Transfer Credit

CEAS will manually calculate earned letter grades for any transfer credit in applicable math/science courses for the Math/Science GPA only. Credit hours used for these calculations will reflect the credit hours awarded by UC in Catalyst.