This major intends to better prepare engineering students in the areas of social sciences and the humanities, as a response to the globalization of engineering and technology. We recognize that "engineering only" training may not be sufficient when students seek alternate career paths besides engineering upon graduation, such as in in the law, finance, and public policy sectors.
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NOTE: WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SP20, FA20, WI21 AND SP21, ALL COURSES USED TO SATISFY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS MUST BE TAKEN FOR A LETTER GRADE AND RECEIVE A GRADE OF C- OR BETTER.
Lower Division (76 units):
Mathematics: Math 18, 20A, 20B, 20C, 20D, 20E
Physics: PHYS 2A, 2B, 2C, and 2D or PHYS 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E
Chemistry: CHEM 6A
Electrical and Computer Engineering: ECE 15, 25, 30, 35, 45, and 65
2 Elective Courses in Social Sciences and Humanities Studies
Upper Division (68 units):
Breadth (24 units): ECE 100, 101, 102, 103, 107, and 109
Design (4 units): ECE 111 or 115 or 140B or 190, or 191 or 193H (Honors Students Only)
Electrical Engineering Electives (16 units): 4 upper-division engineering, mathematics, or physics courses
Social Sciences/Humanities Studies Depth (24 units): Sample depth programs for history, economics, political science and sociology are available in the ECE portion of the UC San Diego General Catalog.