Who reads the UC apps? (at Cal)

<p>Someone from the department or just general adcoms? </p>

<p>I am wondering how specific or technical I should get in my essays in talking about my interest in the particular department that I am applying to (chemical engineering). I am afraid if the app is read by just general adcoms, they won't know what I am talking about and why I am trying to transfer.
will they at least have someone from the college of chemistry?</p>