Change of Major/Minor

Graduate students

Visit the GAPE site for details on how to submit your request to change your major or minor.  

Undergraduate Students

Some colleges have an electronic process(Advisor Request) to submit the major/ minor request to the Office of the Registrar for students.  Please check with the advisor at your college success center if this option is available for you.  If your college does not use Advisor Request, please download the appropriate Change of Major/Minor Request form(see the table below) and submit it to our office

The signature requirements vary depending on your total Units Earned(UE). Find your total UE under the "UE" column of your last semester via MySJSU unofficial transcript. The table below shows the appropriate request form and relevant items for your situation.  

Description of Item

Total Units Earned
Less than 90
Total Units Earned
More than 90
Download the Request Form Under 90 Units form [pdf] 90 or more Units form [pdf]
Personal Statement Not needed Required
Transcript (unofficial) Required Required
Signature from Major Advisor of New Department Required Required
Signature from Department Chair of New Department Required if major advisor
is unable to sign
Required
Signature from Associate Dean of New Department Not needed Required
Review by AARS (Academic Advising and Retention Services) Required if student changing
major to Undeclared
Not applicable

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