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Changing Your Major

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

Go to this link to declare a major in CLAS or this link to declare a minor.

  • All CLAS Majors – except Exploratory and General Studies (see below)

    • Minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (will consider less than 2.0 GPA but may be requested to submit further documentation and will be subject to additional advising in the CLAS Advising Center)
    • How/when to switch to a major:
      • Directly admitted into the school at the time of admission into the university
      • Complete a request to change major form
        • Where:  Wiekamp Hall 3300B or online
      • Can switch major at any time but preferred by or before 45 credits earned
    • How to declare a minor:
      • Complete declaration of a minor form -- no later than last semester of junior year
        • Where: Wiekamp Hall 3300B or online
    • Type of Advising:
      • Faculty Advisors
  • General Studies (application process)

      • Minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (will consider less than 2.0 GPA but may be requested to submit further documentation and will be subject to additional advising in the CLAS Advising Center)
      • How/when to switch to a major
        • Must be at sophomore standing or later to apply
        • Must attend a General Studies info session
        • Application process to be in the program
          • Where: Wiekamp Hall 3115
      • Type of Advising:
        • Professional Advisors
  • Exploratory students – Undecided students with 56 credits or less

      • Minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (will consider less than 2.0 GPA but may be requested to submit further documentation and will be subject to additional advising in the CLAS Advising Center)
      • How/when to switch to a major:
        • Directly admitted into the school at the time of admission into the university or
        • Complete a request to change major form
          • Where: Wiekamp Hall 3300B or online
        • Can switch anytime but preferred by or before 56 credits earned
      • How to declare a minor:
        • Complete a change of minor form
          • Where: Wiekamp Hall 3300B or online
      • Type of Advising:
        • Professional Advisors

Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts

    • Minimum of a 2.0 GPA(may consider students below 2.0 but further information submitted by student will be required)
      
    • How/when to switch to a major:
      • Directly admitted into the school at the time of admission into the university
      • Complete a request to change major form
        • Where: Northside  Hall 101
      • Can switch major at any time but preferred by or before 56 credits earned
        • Students considering music
          • Audition required
          • Should consider switching within their first or second semester
    • How to declare a minor:
      • Complete a declaration of a minor form -- no later than last semester of junior year
        • Where: Northside Hall 101
    • Type of Advising:
      • Students advised by major faculty advisors (has three week advising period in fall and spring)

Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics

    • Minimum of a 2.0 GPA

    • How/when to switch to a major:
      • Directly admitted into the school at the time of admission into the university
      • Complete a request to change major form
        • Where: Administration Building 216
    • How to declare a minor:

      • Complete a Declaration of a Minor form -- no later than last semester of junior year
      • Where: Administration Building 216
    • Type of Advising:
      • Professional Advisors

School of Education

    • Minimum of a 2.75 GPAor higher

    • How/when to switch to a major:
      • Directly admitted into the school at the time of admission into the university
      • Complete a request to change major form
      • 
        • Where: Education Arts 2223
    • How to declare a minor:
      • Complete a declaration of a minor form -- no later than last semester of junior year
      • Where: Education Arts 2223
    • Type of Advising:
      • Professional Advisors

College of Health Sciences

  • Pre-Dental, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Radiography, Medical Imaging Technology, Health Promition, Sprot and Exercise Science, Health Systems Leadership, Speech Language Pathology

      • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher

      • How/when to switch to a major:
        • Directly admitted into the school at the time of admission into the university
        • Some programs require application and core courses to apply
        • Complete request to change major
          • Where: Northside Hall 416
        • Permission to change major may be delayed until semester course grades have been posted at the end of each semester
      • How to declare a minor:
        • Complete a declaration of a minor form -- no later than last semester of junior year

          • Where: Northside Hall 416
      • Type of Advising:
        • Professional Advisors

Social Work (application process)

  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • How/when to switch to a major:
    • Directly admitted into the school at the time of admission into the university but must still apply to program
    • Completed minimum of 12 credit hours
    • Satisfactory completion (grade of C or higher) of the required course SWK-S141Introduction to Social Work

    • Further evidence of characteristics or potential required for competent social work – see School of Social Work website for further details
    • Application process
      • Applications found online or at Wiekamp Hall 2218
      • Type of Advising:
          • Faculty Advisors