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Computer Science and Engineering, B.S.

In addition to adhering to General Education , students must meet the following requirements to receive the B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering at UC Merced.

All students in the School of Engineering, regardless of major, are required to complete all requirements for all majors with a C- or better unless the course is offered as Pass/No Pass only, which requires a P grade.

Students in the School of Engineering must repeat a required course after receiving a grade of D+, D, D-, F, Unsatisfactory, or Not Passed, and may do so no more than twice beyond the initial enrollment in the class. Students may repeat a course only one time (for a total of two attempts to earn a C- or better). If students do not complete these requirements, they may take these courses at another institution or petition the school who hosts the course for a third attempt. The third attempt is not guaranteed at UC Merced.


Computer Science and Engineering, B.S. Four-Year Course Plan  

Required Major Preparation [28 Units]

All School of Engineering students are required to complete the following lower-division major preparation courses.

Computer Science and Engineering Core [32 Units]

The computer science and engineering core consists of 8 courses (6 lower division and 2 upper division) designed to provide students with a common foundation of core knowledge specific to the discipline.

Upper Division Requirement [8 units]

Complete the following courses:

Technical Electives Requirement [30 Units]

A total of 30 units of Engineering technical electives are required. A minimum of 20 units must be CSE upper division or graduate courses outside of Core classes. Any combination of classes such as MATH 131 , MATH 141 , Engineering fundamental courses, all Engineering Upper division courses and all Engineering Graduate courses can be used to satisfy the remaining 10 units. Other upper division courses outside your major area of study can be selected with approval. A maximum of 4 units of Undergraduate Research (CSE 195 ) may be used.

Professional Development Requirement [2 Units]

Transfer Students

To be admitted to the Computer Science and Engineering major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admissions have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C-” or better: