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Step 1: Course Requirements

Students joining the program participate in the Bren School Honors Seminar (ICS H197), which provides an introduction to research areas in the school. ICS H197 is graded Pass/Not Pass, and the principal formal requirement is that you attend and participate. Students who are in the ICSHP are required to enroll in ICS H197 in the fall of their first year in the ICSHP.

Program participants are encouraged to enroll in ICS H197 prior to doing research, so as to facilitate networking with faculty.

All applicants must satisfy the following conditions (that correspond to their major) by the end of the quarter in which the application is made:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.2
  • A GPA of at least 3.5 in the courses listed below:
  • Group 1 courses – Computing (for any major, one of the following):
    • ICS 31, 32, 33, 45J (BIM or INF ONLY) – OR –
    • ICS 31, 32, 33, 45C, 46 (CGS, CS, CSE, DS, SE) – OR –
    • GDIM 31, 32, 33, 25, 27 (GDIM ONLY)
  • Group 2 courses – Math (for any major, one of the following):
    • Math 2A-B (BIM, CGS, CS, CSE, DS, SE) – OR –
    • Stats 7 and ICS 6B (INF ONLY) – OR –
    • Stats 6 (GDIM ONLY)