Important Note

International students must inform the Office of Global Services (OGS) of any change of major.

Undergraduate students enrolled full-time in one or more of the university’s undergraduate schools or colleges may change their major if they meet one of the following transfer criteria:

  • The student meets the criteria for immediate entry as defined by the receiving major.
  • The student has a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.000 or greater and satisfactorily completes the transition criteria as defined by the receiving major. For a GPA below 2.000, change of major is at the discretion of the receiving major.

Students who are considering a major change must discuss their change in person with an advisor in the receiving major. The advisor will certify that the student meets the criteria for immediate entry to the major or will set up a transition term for the student to satisfy the change-of-major criteria. Advisors will discuss the student’s ability to succeed in the desired program given the current academic record as well as the influence of changing major on the student’s ability to obtain a degree in the desired program within the traditional eight-academic-term time frame.

Transition criteria are designed to help ensure that students who change major have a reasonable chance of academic success and program completion. A list of school and college transition criteria is maintained at the website of the respective school or college. Students wishing to join some majors must also audition or submit a portfolio. Note also that some colleges have deadlines for applications to change majors.

Advising Offices/Websites

CollegeLocationPhone
College of Arts, Media and Design100 Meserve Hall617.373.5583
D’Amore-McKim School of Business250 Dodge Hall617.373.3270
College of Computer and Information Sciences 440 Huntington Ave617.373.2462
College of Engineering220 Snell Engineering Center617.373.2154
Bouve College of Health Sciences120 Behrakis Health Science Center617.373.3320
College of Science206 Mugar Hall617.373.4475
College of Social Sciences and Humanities180 Renaissance Park617.373.3980
Explore Program (Undeclared)1 Meserve Hall617.373.2306