Change of Academic Program

Undergraduate

Entering freshmen and transfer students are admitted to the University in their academic major of choice at application.  A change of academic major or emphasis/concentration in the major within the same school or college may be limited by the availability of space within the requested major and requires the approval of the department chair and the Associate Dean of the College or School.

It is advised that the student enquire about changing to a new program with its department chair prior to being signed out of the current major. A student must also be signed out of the current major by obtaining the approval of the department chair of the current major as well as the Associate Dean of the College or School. If a student decides to change an academic minor, he/she must submit a Change of Program to the Office of the Registrar.

Changes in majors, which involve the changing of a School or College, may be limited by the availability of space within the school and/or the specific academic major. Students wishing to change colleges or schools must meet the respective admittance criteria and complete the application process specified by that College or School. The decision of the Associate Dean of the College or School is considered final. Upon acceptance into the new major, emphasis, or minor, the student must submit a completed Change of Program to the Office of the Registrar.

Graduate

Graduate students are admitted to a specific program consisting of a degree and major within a College or School. Graduate students who wish to change a degree program must apply for the new program through Graduate Admissions. A student who wishes to change from one emphasis/concentration to another within a program before completing a degree must request approval from the Program Director. Students must submit a completed Change of Program to the Office of the Registrar.

See Change of Academic Major/Concentration/Minor in the Bulletin