Changing Your Major

Changing to a new major that is within your current College:

  • Contact your current Academic Advisor through Connect
     

Changing to a new major that is not within your current college:

  • Meet with a University College Academic Advisor during Open Office Hours
  • Open Office Hours are listed to the left of this webpage
     

Changing your major to Undeclared:

  • Meet with a University College Academic Advisor during Open Office Hours
  • Open Office Hours are listed to the left of this webpage
     

Things to Consider Before Changing Your Major

Thinking about changing your major? Join the crowd — you are in the majority of college students.  National statistics show that about three-quarters of all students change majors at some point during their college career.  Students change their major at least three times before they graduate.

Assess your goals by asking yourself...

  • Am I learning about a field that interests me?
  • What factors make me want to change my major?
  • What was I excited about in my current major in the first place?
  • What changed?

Gather Information and Explore Your Major Options

  • Explore before making a firm decision about a major change!
  • Take classes in a new discipline that interests you, or get work or volunteer experience with an eye on the professionals you come in contact with.
  • A good way to get started is by talking with people on campus with different perspectives who can assist you with the decision process.
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor.  They know all of the rules and have experience helping students navigate educational decisions.

Use Campus Resources to Smooth the Way

  • The process to change your major can be complex. Your decision may impact other aspects of your life such as time to graduation, financial aid, and course enrollment.
  • Students may be concerned about asking for help or admitting that they are unsure about what they should do.  Our Academic Advisors are here to help the process go more smoothly and to help you proceed with more confidence about your decision.