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115. A Major in the College of Engineering

  1. The requirements of the major are established by each department of the College and are subject to the approval of the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II and Divisional Bylaw 10-B].
  2. The requirements for each major, preparation for the major, prerequisites, alternative electives, and the requirements under Regulation 200 shall be available to students and others in printed FORM.
  3. Each engineering student must designate his or her major on his or her study-list card, he/she must register with the department in charge of his or her major, and he/she shall be advised by a representative of the department before filing his or her study-list.
  4. A change from one major program to another may be made only with the permission of the Dean of the College and of the departments involved.
    1. Students who fail to attain a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in work taken in preparation for the major, or in courses in the major, may, at the option of the department, be denied the privilege of continuing in that major.
    2. For purposes of attaining a grade-point average of 2.0 in preparation for the major, or in the major, a student may once repeat any course in which he/she has received the grade of C- or lower. The grade of Incomplete may be removed by taking an examination equivalent to the final examination, or by fulfilling specified assignments, but not by repeating the course. For purposes of graduation, units and grade-points in such cases will be calculated in accordance with Divisional Regulation 20. (CC 12 Oct 72)
    3. Courses appropriate for the satisfaction of requirements in the major program, but in excess of minimum requirements in the major program, will not be utilized in the computation of the grade-point average. When more electives are taken than the major requires, those courses with the lowest grades will be designated to be the ones in excess and, thus, not be calculated in the grade-point average. (Am 18 Apr 19)
  5. An individual major is designed for a student who has an academic interest for which there is no suitable curriculum. To receive permission to undertake an individual major, a student must submit a proposed curriculum to the Dean of the College of Engineering after completion of 36 units, but no later than the end of the junior year. The dean will transmit the proposal to the Executive Committee [see Divisional Legislative Ruling 1.93.A, Appendix II] with his or her recommendation. If approved, the dean will appoint a faculty advisor for the student. The dean must certify that all requirements have been met before the degree is granted. (En 8 Jun 72)