Change of Major/Minor

Changing of Major and Minor for Undergraduate Students

To update your undergraduate plan of study, you need to submit your request to the Office of the Registrar.  Graduate students must visit the GAPE site for details.  

Some colleges have the ability to submit changes to the Office of the Registrar electronically.  Please check with your college success center for more details.  If your college is not using the electronic process, please submit the appropriate Change of Major form to Window R at the Student Services Center.

The signature requirements vary depending on the number of units you have completed. The table below shows the relevant items for your situation.  

Item Description Student Class Level
Less than 90 Units More than 90 Units
Download Petition Under 90 Units [pdf] 90 or more Units [pdf]
Personal Statement No Required
Major / Minor form
in sealed envelope
No Required
Applied to graduate Not needed Required
Transcript (unofficial) Required Required
Signature from Major Advisor
in New Department
Required Required
Signature from Department Chair
in New Department
Required if major advisor
is unable to sign
Signature from Associate Dean
in New Department
Not needed Required
Review by AARS
(Academic Advising and Retention Services)
Required if student changing
major to Undeclared
Not applicable


Additional Notes and Resources

  • Presidential Directive regarding Graduation and Change of Major .
  • Learn more about Declaring a major from the Advising Hub
  • To drop a minor, you may simply submit a personal statement to Window R the Student Services Center.