Changes to Majors & Minors

Declare a major

Declare a major

If you are currently undeclared, remember to declare your major by the time you earn 45 units.

The form below uses Adobe Sign for signatures and routing.

  1. Use the Adobe Sign Directory to find username emails for the department chair and department staff for your major. You will need to enter their emails after you go to the form.
  2. Use the form below to declare your major.

Major Change Request

Change your major or concentration

Change your major or concentration

The process and form depends on the number of units you have earned. Do not include courses in progress.

If you have earned less than 90 units:

(If this is your first semester (new freshman), skip to step 4.

  1. Use DARS Degree Planner to build a plan for the new major or concentration, so you can see how the courses you have already taken will count toward the new major.
  2. Meet with an advisor for the new major.
  3. Meet with Financial Aid to discuss how changing your major may affect unit caps and limits on aid.
  4. Use the Adobe Sign Directory to find username emails for the department chair and department staff for the new major. You will need to enter their emails in Adobe Sign.
  5. Use the form below to request your change.

Major Change Request

This form uses Adobe Sign for approvals and routing. See Instructions for using Adobe Sign.

If you have earned 90 or more units (senior standing):

  1. Create a plan for the new major or concentration in DARS Degree Planner to see if you can complete the new program in less than 140 total units. Read the Major Change Policy
  2. Meet with Financial Aid to discuss how changing your major may affect unit caps and limits on aid.
  3. If you can complete the new major in less than 140 total units, go to the form and follow the steps under "Before you begin

Major Change Request for Seniors

Graduate Students

If you wish to change graduate programs contact Graduate Studies. 

Declare or change a minor

Declare or change a minor

A minor gives you a chance to study an area of interest, emphasize a disciplinary or multidisciplinary specialty, and/or enhance your career opportunities. A minor must be earned in conjunction with a bachelor’s degree. See the minor policy for requirements and limitations. 

Use the form below to add, drop or change your minor.

Minor Declaration/Update

Add a second major or concentration (double major)

Add a second major or concentration (double major)

Request a double major before you earn 90 units. If you complete requirements for both programs, you will receive one degree. Both majors will be listed on your transcript. See the policy on second majors for additional information. 

  1. For your current major, build a degree plan for all future semesters in DARS degree planner.
  2. Build another plan for the second major/concentration.
  3. If you can complete the required courses for both majors in fewer than 140 units, go to the form and follow all instructions. 

Second Major or Concentration Request

If you already hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in pursuing an additional bachelor's degree, see the Second Bachelor’s Degree webpage. 

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