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Declaring a Major During Application Process

Freshman applicants do not have to declare a major on the UC application, but transfer applicants must choose a major when applying. Additional information on choosing a major can be found in the General Catalog. For information on changing a major after applying but before enrolling at UCSB, visit the Office of Admissions website

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