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Step 2: Find the Requirements

Step 2: Find the Requirements

Now that you’ve done your research, you need to know the requirements for changing into the majors you’re interested in. Every department has different requirements that you may need to fulfill before you officially switch into the major. Some majors may be impacted and have additional requirements you need to fulfill.


Use the tool below to learn about the requirements for switching majors:


Here are some tips to help you understand if you’re meeting those requirements and what your next steps are:


What it means if the major requires a change of major meeting:

You may be required to attend a meeting before you can submit the change of major form. The tool includes any information about these requirements, and a link to upcoming meetings if that’s available. If you’re not sure, ask the academic department if there are meetings and when they are being held.


How to check your GPA:

You can check your GPA in the GPA section of your Degree Progress Report or at the bottom of your unofficial transcript. Your DPR has your cumulative, core and CPP GPAs, while your unofficial transcript has just your cumulative GPA.

How to check your Academic Standing:

You can check your Academic Standing in your Degree Progress Report or your unofficial transcript. In your Degree Progress Report, it’s at the top. In your unofficial transcript, it’s in the last term you completed.


The difference between impacted and non-impacted:

If a major is impacted, it means that Change of Major requests are only processed to be effective in the fall semester, and are subject to available space.


What it means when you need a specific course:

Some majors may require passing prerequisite courses before they can apply to change their major. Use the Course Catalog to learn more about what those courses are, and if there are any additional prerequisites. Use your Degree Progress Report to know if you’ve already completed the course. Use the BroncoDirect Class Search to see if those courses are scheduled for an upcoming term, or visit the academic department to see if they have projected course offerings. Finally, plan to talk to your academic advisor to confirm if you’re ready to take these courses.

If you are a student transitioning from quarters to semesters, you may need to use the Course Conversion Guide to see if you’ve already completed the required semester courses in quarters.


Compare and contrast what you’re interested in:

If you’re between majors, look at the requirements for switching and consider how long it’ll take you to meet the change of major requirements.


The timing of submitting your change of major form:

For some majors, you can submit the change of major form at any time. For others, you may have a specific deadline to officially change your major that year. The tool includes any special instructions about timing.