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The L&S CS is almost the same as the EECS program, with the notable exception that you need to get a minimum 3.3 GPA in 3 of the main CS courses in order to declare for the major, whereas EECS is direct admit. Sounds easy but it is not. I would say close to 50% who were originally CS-intent wind up doing something else.
If you really really really wanted to get into either UCLA or UCB and you don’t get in as an incoming freshman, there is sort of a backdoor way of improving your chances significantly. That is by attending a California Community College for 2 years, then reapplying as a transfer. I’m guessing though that most smart kids who are looking at 4 year schools all over the country will not want this route.