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Undergraduate Majors

The Jacobs School of Engineering offers almost 20 undergraduate majors leading to a bachelor's degree.

Department of Bioengineering majors

Department of Computer Science and Engineering majors

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science: Bioinformatics

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering majors

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Electrical Engineering & Society

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering majors

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Department of NanoEngineering majors

  • Chemical Engineering
  • NanoEngineering

Department of Structural Engineering majors

  • Engineering Sciences
  • Structural Engineering

Incoming Freshmen

Admission to UC San Diego as a freshman does not guarantee admission to engineering majors at the Jacobs School of Engineering. Due to high demand, all engineering majors at UC San Diego are considered "capped" for incoming freshman applying for enrollment, which means additional screening procedures are in place. Admissions for all incoming students to UC San Diego is managed by the campus-wide UC San Diego admissions office which has a capped majors page.

FAQ for Capped Majors at the Jacobs School

Transfer Students

For transfer students applying to engineering majors, note that all engineering majors are "capped," meaning that admission to UC San Diego does not guarantee admission to these majors. Admissions for all incoming transfer students to UC San Diego is managed by the campus-wide UC San Diego admissions office which has a transfer admission page.

Continuing Students

Current UC San Diego students who wish to move from a non-engineering major into an engineering major, or from one engineering major to another engineering major, are considered "continuing students." More information: "My Jacobs School of Engineering Major Change Application."

Integrated Five-Year Bachelor's/Master's Programs


Engineering Undergraduate Advisors

UCSD Catalog

Capped Majors FAQ

Prospective Engineering Undergrads

Prospective Students Video

7 Reasons to Apply


Engineering Majors Brochure