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How to change your major/add a second major/seek a dual degree

Current upper division Arts & Sciences majors
If you have been admitted to an upper division Arts and Sciences major and would like to change to another major within Arts and Sciences, you may request to change your major by visiting the department’s advising office for the major you wish to change into.

If you would like to change your major to an area outside of Arts and Sciences, you must go to the advising office for the major you intend to pursue to initiate a request to change your major.

Note: Whether you are a lower division student (with fewer than 52 hours completed) or an upper division student, you will be eligible to change into an Arts and Sciences major only if you are on-course to satisfy the milestones of the Academic Map for your term.

Current lower division students (freshman/sophomore)
As a lower division (freshman/sophomore) student, you will automatically be considered for admission to upper division status within your A&S major when you have completed 52 semester hours. No separate admission application is required. You will be notified of your admission status soon after you have completed 52 semester hours.

If, prior to being admitted to an upper division Arts and Sciences major, you decide that you no longer intend to pursue your current major, you must go to department or major you would like to change into and request the major change through that office. This change must be made so that you will receive the appropriate academic advising for your new intended major.

Lower division students (freshmen/sophomores) must submit the major change request to the Division of Undergraduate Studies in A3200 in the University Center, Building A for final approval.

Adding a second major
Some students may choose to add a second major in addition to their primary major. Students wishing to add a second major (two majors-one degree) must have already been certified into upper division. Additional requirements will apply, so please consult with your advisor or you may contact an advisor in Arts and Sciences for more information.

If you would like to request to add a second major, you must first meet with the departmental advisor for the second major you wish to add in order to get initial approval. If the second major you are adding is within Arts and Sciences, you must bring the departmentally approved request form to 010 Longmire for final approval. If the second major is within another college (ex: College of Criminology), you must take the request to that college for approval.

Pursuing a dual degree
Students may also choose to pursue a Dual Degree (pursuing two bachelor's degrees at the same time). Please keep in mind that a Dual Degree requires completion of at least 150 credit hours, both sets of major requirements (for each major), and completion of two minors. You will also be required to keep up with your academic milestones (Mapping) for your primary major. Additional requirements will apply, so please consult with your advisor or contact an advisor in Arts and Sciences for more information.

To request a dual degree, please follow the same request procedures listed above for adding a second major. You must notify the Registrar's Office of your intent to graduate with a dual degree when you apply for graduation. You will be required to keep up with your academic milestones for your primary major.