Undergraduate Program

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Programs leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree incorporate university requirements, general education requirements, college requirements and major program requirements. The first three govern requirements for scholarship, units, and residency and require classes in English composition, topical breadth and core literacies. Major requirements are divided into three categories: preparatory (usually lower-division classes in basic subjects), depth (upper division classes in areas directly related to the major) and restricted electives (courses in areas more peripherally related to the major). Students may also find time for a limited number of elective classes covering topics outside of their major field of study.

There are three ways to enter the B.S. program.

1. Admission as a freshman

Please click here for specific information.

2. Admission as a transfer student

Transfer student admission is limited to the fall. Applications are due in November for the matriculation the following fall.. Preliminary contact with an adviser in viticulture & enology is recommended to ensure that you are following an appropriate preparatory program. Please click here for specific requirements for transferring in to the Department of Viticulture & Enology. In addition to the department requirements, students must meet university admission requirements.

3. Change of major

Students from other majors on campus may change their degree objective provided they have met the preparatory requirements found here(hyperlink to: http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu/newsite/programs/Undergraduate/transfer.html).