First Semester Student Change of Major

First-Semester Freshmen

During 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

Transfer students will also receive information during orientation. 

Moreover, depending on the units you have earned, you will likely follow the 60-89 units earned change of major process or the 90 Units and Above change of major process.

Note: Departments usually want to see how applicants do their first semester to determine elibility any might recommend courses to register for in your first semester. We recommend you talk to the department's major advisor  suggested courses. Otherwise, you can use the course planning resources to help you choose classes.

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.