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Major Tracks

 Click on Major Tracks to read major overviews and potential occupations.

Review majors with entrance requirements. Includes planning tips for transfer students. 

Explore minors that might bolster your field of study.


Engineering is one of the most challenging majors in which to gain admission.  Students must be committed to intense study time and dedication. Enjoying the theory behind math and the problem-solving details of math is essential. Students may not begin taking Engineering courses until they gain admission into the major.

 Students may declare an engineering major after completing the following requirements.  Students should work with their advisor to discuss their engineering interests and plans for working on requirements. (effective 10/01/20)

  • (1) 2.75 cumulative GPA (based on grades from other institutions and CSU).
  • (2) Completion of MATH160 (Calculus I) or equivalent, and earning a B- or better in the highest level math class taken. 
  • (3) Completion of either CHEM111 (General Chem. I) *OR* PH141 (Physics) and earning a C or better in the course.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA in all math/science/engineering courses.
  • Nothing less than a C in any required math/science course taken prior to admissions into major.


  • Incoming freshmen and continuing CSU students must declare by 45 CSU credits.
  • Transfer students must declare by 30 CSU credits.

If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student, please consult the Office of Admissions with questions about how your qualifications match the entrance requirements for the College of Engineering. 

If you like the idea of Engineering and design development, we encourage you to view the many majors in the Environmental and Natural Resources or Physical Science and Engineering major track. Talk with your advisor about the best fit for you.