Change of Major FAQ

What are the requirements to change my major to business?

College

 Program (Option)

Requirements

Business  Accounting 2.0 GPA in CPP and overall work
Business  Computer Information Systems  2.0 GPA in CPP and overall work 
Business  E-Business  2.0 GPA in CPP and overall work 
Business  Finance, Real Estate and Law 

2.2 GPA in CPP; not have any academic holds on your account;
if Junior/Senior status: must have C or better in MAT 125

Business  International Business 2.0 GPA in CPP and overall work and C or better in IBM 301 and STA 120 
Business  Management and Human Resources  2.0 GPA in CPP and overall work and C or better in MHR 301 
Business  Marketing  2.0 GPA in CPP and overall work 
Business  Technology and Operations Management  2.0 GPA in CPP and overall work 

How do I change my major?

Undergraduate students declaring a major for the first time or changing from one degree program or degree option program to another must complete and submit an approved Petition to Change Major Curriculum (PDF). Students may not change from a declared major to undeclared major status. Academic advising appointments and/or change of major meeting may be required to ensure that students have the potential to succeed in the select major. Students changing their major are subject to the major/minor requirements in effect at the time of the change. 

Where do I get a change of major curriculum petition?

Click here to get a Petition to Change Major Curriculum (PDF). 

How do I know if I need to attend a change of major meeting?

Majors that require a change of major meeting are:
  • Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Finance, Real Estate, and Law
  • International Business
  • Management and Human Resources
  • Marketing

Remember to bring your change of major petition to the change of major meeting.

Majors that do not require a change of major meeting are:
  • E-Business
  • Technology and Operations Management

Bring your change of major petition to the department chair.

How do I know when the change of major meetings are going to be held? 

Click here to view the Change of Major Meetings time and location.

Before I change my major, I want to look at the curriculum sheet. Where do I find that?

Click here to look at the curriculum sheets.

I know I want to switch my major to business, but I do not know which program (option) to go into. What should I do?

View the Researching Careers and Majors (DOC).You should visit the Career Center in Building 97 and make an appointment with a career counselor. The Career Center has a variety of services such as career counseling, which can help you choose a major. 

If the major I want is very competitive, should I declare an easier major to get into the school and then transfer?

Wrong! Not only is that unethical, it is also not a smart move. If a major is very impacted, your chances of getting in as a transfer from a different major might be even harder than getting accepted in the first place. 

My question is not on this page; how do I get it answered? 

Although we try to address as many questions as possible on our website, there may be a few we have missed. For questions that are not on the website, please contact Stella Fong-Chen and we will try to answer them directly or put the answers on the FAQ page as soon as possible.