Majors & Programs

Bachelor of Science

The UCSB College of Engineering offers five undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree:

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science degree program is designed to be completed in four years and UCSB Engineering is committed to helping students achieve their degree in a timely manner. Completion of the major provides students with a competitive background to begin professional careers in many technology industries, or to enter prestigious graduate school programs in science, engineering, business, medicine, or law.

Combined 5-Year BS/MS Programs

The College offers six different combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science (BS/MS) programs to provide an opportunity for outstanding undergraduates to earn two degrees in five years. To learn more about the combined BS/MS programs, please read the following department program pages and consult with the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Double Majors

UCSB Engineering students with interest and talent in two separate major fields may propose completion of a double major with a program in the College of Letters and Science. It is not possible to double major in two programs in the College of Engineering due to the large overlap of requirements. Students should consult with an advisor in the College of Engineering about pursuing a double major.

Academic Minors

Students in the College of Engineering may pursue an academic minor in the College of Letters & Science in addition to their major. Completing a minor offers students a cohesive supplement to their major, reflecting well-rounded interests and course of study. To ensure appropriate advising and planning, students who are considering a minor should consult the sponsoring department as soon as possible. Upon completion of the degree, the minor will be listed on the diploma and posted on the official transcript, provided the following conditions also are met:

  1. The sponsoring department reports the student's completion of the minor prior to the posting of the degree.
  2. The student has completed at least 18 upper division quarter units pertinent to the minor. Most minors require more than 18 upper division units.
  3. Courses for the minor are all completed for a letter grade.
  4. The UC grade point average in all applicable upper-division courses is 2.0 or higher.
  5. No more than 5 upper division units overlap between this minor and the upper division portion of each of the student's major(s) or other minor(s). If the overlap is greater with the student's major(s), the completion of the minor will not be formally recognized.
  6. The student has completed at least 12 of the upper division units for the minor while in residence at UCSB. (EAP courses do not apply to residence.) Courses applied to the major residence requirement may not also be applied to the minor residence requirement.

Technology Management Program

The Technology Management Program (TMP) at UCSB provides entrepreneurial students with a solid foundation in business principles and professional skills vital to their success after graduation. TMP offers Technology Management Certificate Programs for undergraduate and graduate students. TMP also offers an intensive master's degree program, the Master of Technology Management (MTM), intended for students who have completed undergraduate degrees in a science, engineering, or technology field. Learn more at tmp.ucsb.edu.

Graduate Programs

Upon completion of an engineering undergraduate degree program, some students may be interested in the College of Engineering’s graduate degree programs leading to a Master of Science (MS) and/or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. UCSB Engineering offers prestigious and top-ranked graduate programs in: