East Asian Studies
What is an impacted major?
Majors are officially declared as "impacted" by the campus administration, meaning that the department has insufficient resources to accommodate all students who wish to be majors of that particular department.
Accordingly, students who specify these impacted majors when they apply to UC Davis must meet certain course requirements before they can be "officially" admitted into the program. Similarly, petitions for on-campus changes of major into impacted majors are also subject to more stringent criteria than those typical for non-impacted programs.
Impacted Majors at UC Davis
- International Relations
- Computer Science
- Managerial Economics
Why do I care about this?
It's harder to get into classes for these majors. Many impacted courses reach their enrollment max by the end of Pass I. When waitlists kick in during Pass II, there are still many more students in the impacted major and students in other majors waiting to enroll.
Since EAS is not impacted, it is easier to get into the needed courses and complete your major in a timely fashion. Since most careers require an advanced degree, you can potentially be done with your undergraduate degree and working on your graduate degree sooner by choosing a non-impacted major such as East Asian Studies.
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