First Semester Student Change of Major

First-Semester Freshmen

During summer orientation, an advisor will work with you to plan your first semester. You may discuss changing your major out of the College of Engineering or switching your major to a different department within the College of Engineering. Advising helps you clarify your decision.

First-Semester Transfer Students

Depending on the units you have earned, you should follow the 60-89 units earned change of major process or the 90 Units and Above change of major process in your second semester at SJSU. Departments usually want to see how applicants do their first semester. If possible, talk to a major department advisor in the middle of the first semester to begin the process. This will give you an idea of the likelihood of your change of major application being approved.

Remember that acceptance into the major after transferring is not guaranteed and may delay graduation. Upper division major courses, for example, require you to be in the major for which the course is intended. It is highly recommended that you talk to the department for course recommendation as soon as possible.