Double majors

Electrical testing equipmentPhoto by Noah BergerSo you want to hybridize your field of study, but your choice of a joint major isn’t offered. We’ll work with you to combine two distinct majors within the College of Engineering to create your own unique major.

The following criteria are required for a double major in engineering:

  • You were admitted as a freshman to the College of Engineering.
  • You have completed at least two semesters at UC Berkeley.
  • You must be in good academic standing.
  • No more than five upper division technical courses can overlap between the two majors.
  • A minimum of five distinct (not overlapped) upper division courses must be completed for each major.
  • A minimum UC GPA of 3.0 is needed to be considered for the double major. However, some majors require a higher GPA and some majors require a minimum technical GPA as well.
  • Some majors also require a minimum number of prerequisite courses to be completed prior to admission. Consult with your Engineering Student Services adviser about specific course requirements.
  • If a ninth semester is required to complete the double major, the request must be made at the time of application. Requests for this additional semester are generally approved; consult with your Engineering Student Services adviser.
  • You must submit your double major application by the end of your sixth semester of enrollment.
If youd like to pursue a double major, discuss your plans and submit your double major application to your Engineering Student Services Adviser.