Information and Computer Science, B.S.
The Information and Computer Science major is intended for highly motivated students who are currently enrolled at UCI, who find that their academic and career interests are not well served by any of the existing ICS majors, and would be better served by a uniquely designed course of study.
New students are not admitted directly to the Information and Computer Science major. Continuing students can apply to change their major to Information and Computer Science no earlier than the fall quarter of their sophomore year. Students must submit a proposal for a four-year plan of study, along with rationale explaining why the proposed plan is a well-motivated and coherent set of courses that does not fit into any of the existing ICS majors. Students submitting proposals are strongly encouraged to follow the lower-division requirements for one of the ICS majors (or provide a rationale for why this is not appropriate) and should include at least 48 units of upper-division ICS, Computer Science, Informatics, or Statistics courses. Proposals must be approved by the ICS Associate Dean for Student Affairs. See the ICS Student Affairs Office for more details. Complete information about changing majors to ICS is available at the UCI Change of Major Criteria website.
New students are not admitted directly to the Information and Computer Science major.
Students are strongly encouraged to follow the transfer preparation guidelines for any of the other Bren ICS majors.