Major Maps Project

Design your journey

The Major Maps Project supports the university's goal of improving the UC Berkeley student experience by providing a tool to help undergraduate students Explore their major, Connect and build community, Discover their passions, Engage locally and globally, and Reflect and plan for their future.

What are Major Maps?

Major Maps are a new resource created to help students design and plan their UC Berkeley undergraduate journey, based on their intended major or field of interest. These Major Maps include tips and resources for students to consider, from what types of courses to take when, to opportunities for campus and community, to career planning resources, and more.

View the UC Berkeley Pilot Major Maps.

Who will use Major Maps?

Current Students

The primary users of Major Maps are undergraduate students (both first-year entering and transfer). Students will use Major Maps to plan and guide their experience at Berkeley. The Maps include available academic, co-curricular, and discovery opportunities – and more.

Prospective Students

Students who have not yet enrolled at UC Berkeley may use Major Maps to get an idea of what to expect if they attend the university. Major Maps can help prospective students explore different major paths and aid them in their decision of which major to pursue.

Staff and Faculty

Staff and faculty who support students may use Major Maps to guide their advising conversations and help students develop plans of action to achieve their Berkeley goals.

Parents and Guardians

Parents, guardians, families, and others who provide support to prospective and current students will also benefit from Major Maps.

Admissions Counselors

High School, community college, and UC Berkeley counselors and admissions staff will have access to Major Maps to help advise prospective Berkeley students.

Project Committees

Project Team

  • Anthony Yuen, Project Lead

  • Sarah Fullerton, Design and Production Lead 

  • Aria Bezai, Communications Assistant – Research

  • Soohyun Cho, Communications Assistant – Design

  • Emily Kim, Communications Assistant – Design

  • Rachel Kroll, Communications Assistant –  Research

  • Malachi Tran, Communication Assistant – Production Tools

Project Collaborators

  • Monica Garcia, SACUE Staff Liaison

  • Habiiba Malingha, SACUE Student Liaison

Strategy Working Group

  • Sean Burns, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

  • Carolyn Clark, Sociology and Demography

  • Amber Dillon, Summer Sessions & Study Abroad

  • Susan Hagstrom, CED Office of Undergraduate Advising

  • Sue Harbour, Career Center

  • Adam Hillier, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

  • Rebecca Sablo, Office of the Registrar

  • Christina Teller, Letters & Science

  • Lorena Valdez, Transfer Student Center

Design and Development Working Group

  • Juliana Golden, Office of the Registrar

  • Hulda Nelson, Communications and Public Affairs

  • Matthew Skinner, Student Information Systems

Student Advisory Council for Undergraduate Education

View the Pilot Major Maps

What is the Major Maps Project?

Sponsored by Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Cathy Koshland and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Stephen Sutton, the Major Maps Project will produce Major Maps to help UC Berkeley undergraduate students plan and guide their experience at Berkeley, including academic, co-curricular, and discovery opportunities available to them.

Project Scope

The Major Maps Project will develop a Major Map for each of the more than 100 UC Berkeley undergraduate majors. As part of the Major Maps Pilot, the project team teamed up with students and subject matter experts across campus to produce the first 36 Pilot Major Maps. Pilot maps include Major Maps from some of the top 36 undergraduate major programs, by number of declared students. Also included are at least one major from each undergraduate school and one major from each Letters & Science division college.

Pilot Majors

Fall 2019 Major Maps' majors:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Bioengineering
  • Business Administration
  • Celtic Studies
  • Chinese Language
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Civilizations
  • Classical Languages, Greek and Latin
  • Cognitive Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Dance and Performance Studies
  • Dutch Studies
  • East Asian Religion, Thought, and Culture
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
  • English
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • French
  • German
  • History of Art
  • Integrative Biology
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Language 
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Music
  • Near Eastern Civilizations 
  • Psychology
  • Scandinavian 
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Sociology
  • South and Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • Statistics 
  • Theater and Performance Studies