University of Arizona

Declaring an Engineering Major

Review Required Coursework and GPA

Start Application Process

Selecting Desired Major

Remember Application Deadlines

 

No Major Selected Engineering students, Engineering majors, and UA students outside the College of Engineering may submit an application for admission into an Engineering major after completion of the following:

  • Calculus I with a grade of C or better
  • 12 or more UA credits of coursework within the Engineering curricula, with a GPA that meets the requirements for advanced standing in the requested major. (See chart below.) If Calculus I was completed with a C, grades in required supporting coursework must be higher.
  • The courses below represent the more common courses taken by UA Engineering students. For a list of courses specific to each major, please review the four year plans or contact the advisor for the major.

 

Review Required Coursework and GPA

Acceptable Supporting Coursework

MATH 122 A/B or 125

Calculus I

5 or 3 units

MATH 129

Calculus II

3 units

CHEM 151

General Chemistry I

4 units

CHEM 152

General Chemistry II

4 units

MSE 110

Solid State Chemistry

4 units

MCB 181

Introductory Biology

4 units

PHYS 141

Introductory Mechanics

4 units

ENGR 102

Introduction to Engineering

3 units

ECE 175

Programming

3 units

ENGL 102, 108 , or 109H

English Composition

3 units

 

Admissions GPA 

Aerospace Engineering

2.50

 

Environmental Engineering

2.30

Biomedical Engineering

2.75

 

Industrial Engineering

2.00

Biosystems Engineering

2.00

 

Materials Science & Engineering

2.00

Chemical Engineering 

2.30

 

Mechanical Engineering

2.50

Civil Engineering

2.25

 

Mining Engineering

2.00

Electrical & Computer Engineering

2.50

 

Optical Sciences & Engineering

2.50

Engineering Management

2.00

Systems Engineering

2.00

 

Start Application Process

Once you have met the admissions requirements listed above, click on the major link below to begin the change of major application process.

The Academic Affairs Office will notify you of the results via your official UA email address within seven to 10 work days.

If you have any questions about the application process please email engr-advising@email.arizona.edu. Include your name, student ID number and intended major.

If you would like to delete an existing Engineering major from your current academic program, please email engr-advising@email.arizona.edu using your UA Catmail account. Include your name and student ID number, and specifically state the Engineering degree you wish to delete. If you wish to delete a major outside of Engineering, please contact the major advisor for assistance.

 

Selecting Desired Major

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*Important note: All students must have a UA cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 to be eligible to change degree programs or move into the College of Engineering. Strong grades in required math, science and engineering classes are good indicators of success in all of our degree programs. You can be denied even if you meet the GPA requirements for the chosen degree program if your math, science and engineering classes are not sufficiently strong.

You must be a continuing UA student to use this form. If you are a new, prospective or incoming transfer or freshman student, please visit our new student admission webpage for academic requirements. You must have completed at least 12 UA engineering degree required units to be considered for admission to an Engineering major. Grades of D or E, or repeated use of GRO’s in math/science/engineering classes will diminish your chances for admission. Include only grades for classes taken at the University of Arizona. Do not include transfer courses. Your admission GPA will automatically calculate. If you do not meet the GPA requirement for your requested major, you will not be able to submit your application.

Aerospace Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Biosystems Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Optical Sciences & Engineering
Systems Engineering

 

Remember Application Deadlines

Students Outside the College of Engineering: Sept. 2, 2016

Current Engineering Students: Oct. 7, 2016

Note: Application reopens to all students on Dec. 16, 2016.

 

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