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10 Easiest Transfer Majors: UCI, UCD, UCSB

10 Easiest Transfer Majors: UCI, UCD, UCSB

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Transferring to Your Dream UC

As part of a series on the Top Ten easiest majors for transfer students at each of the UCs, the following covers Irvine, Davis and Santa Barbara.

As previously noted, these lists do not include the following:

  • Language:  All language majors have higher admits and lower admitted GPAs
  • Creative arts, which usually have lower GPAs but include a portfolio (and often have low admit rates)
  • STEM majors because of the high number of required prep courses.

If you are not clear about Mid-Range GPA or Admit Rate, see 10 Easiest Majors at UC Berkeley for details.
You may also view the 10 Easiest Majors at Santa Cruz, Riverside and Merced.

10 Easiest Majors to Transfer into UC Irvine

Social Ecology3.07 - 3.6374%
Comparative LIterature3.29 - 3.7268%
Global Cultures3.31 - 3.6266%
International Studies3.25 - 3.7168%
English3.33 - 3.7964%
History3.34 - 3.8264%
Philosophy3.26 - 3.7366%
Psychology and Social Behavior3.25 - 3.7366%
Public Health Policy3.25 - 3.7071%
Anthropology3.20 - 3.6466%

10 Easiest Majors to Transfer into UC Davis

1.Women's Stduies3.20 - 3.6573%
2.Entomology3.11 - 3.8879%
3.Managerial Economics3.30 - 3.7675%
4.Art History3.28 - 3.7180%
5.Comparative Literature3.32 - 3.8579%
6.Science and Technology Studies3.26 - 3.5091%
7.Economics3.37 - 3.8274%
8.Sociology/Organizational Studies3.35 - 3.7874%
9.Chicano Studies3.07 - 3.3770%
10.Technocultural Studies*3.60 - 3.6975%

*Technocultural Studies may still be listed by its former name Cinema and Digital Media on Assist.

10 Easiest Majors to Transfer into UC Santa Barbara

1.Actuarial Science3.49 - 3.8977%
2.Art History3.22 - 3.5060%
3.Comparative Studies - Language, Society, Culture3.26 - 3.6464%
4.Statistical Science3.43 - 3.8178%
5.Geography3.32 - 3.7671%
6.Mathematics3.39 - 3.8461%
7.Financial Mathematics and Statistics3.48 - 3.8071%
8.Mathematical Sciences3.38 - 3.7673%
9.English3.34 - 3.8160%
10.Feminist Studies3.33 - 3.6061%


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Lindy King

CA College Transfer offers college admissions services to students hoping to transfer to a UC. Lindy King is the author of the best-selling UC transfer book, "How to Transfer to a UC from a California Community College," now in its 3rd edition. Available on Amazon and iTunes.

This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. Hi I went to the source for uci and I couldn’t find social ecology. I was hoping you could explain to me how to do it.

  2. Hi, Lindy 🙂 My major is Child Development in CCSF, and I want to transfer to UC Davis, but I didn’t find any major that’s related to Child Development in UC Davis. Can you please help me find it? Many thanks 🙂

  3. Hi Lindy I am trying to transfer from uc Davis to uc Berkeley as a african American studies major and then later switch to sociology as a transfer. My gpa with my Davis record is between a 2.9 and 3.0 currently but uc calculate units differently from community colleges so it might vary. what are my chances at uc Berkeley. Also what major are usually very easy to get into with a gpa range of 3.1-3.3. I know for ucla african American studies is easy to get into because I was accepted with a 3.18

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