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Major Changes


Major Changes

Students who wish to change to a CSSH major should review the major change process criteria on the Registrar’s website and follow these steps.

Schedule an appointment and meet with the CSSH academic advisor for your desired new major.

It is strongly recommended that you also meet with a CSSH faculty advisor in the new major to take advantage of his/her expertise in such things as the major program, the department, curricular options, experiential opportunities, graduate school possibilities and career paths.

Petitions will be reviewed, and you will be admitted to CSSH either Directly or Provisionally.

Direct – Students who meet all entrance criteria will be approved and processed and will receive a confirmation email.

Transitional – Students who do not meet the transfer requirements for direct entry to the desired major and have a cumulative GPA above a 2.0 must complete a Transitional Semester Contract with the academic advisor for the intended major.

Provisional – Students who do not meet the transfer requirements for direct entry to the desired major and have a cumulative GPA below a 2.0 will receive an email offering the possibility of provisional admittance for one semester. Under these circumstances students are required to:

  • Meet with a faculty advisor in the department of the intended major to review an academic plan and receive an approval signature;
  • Meet the terms specified on the academic plan by the end of the provisional semester;
  • Students not meeting the criteria of the provisional plan by the end of one semester will be required to meet with an academic advisor to discuss alternative major options.

Each college has different policies for transferring into their majors. For the transfer policies of other colleges, contact the advising center for that college. Click here for contact info for the other advising offices in the university.

General Studies Information

Students in the General Studies Program have a different process. Those students should review the GSP website and contact their academic advisor to find out how to apply for sophomore standing and declare their major.