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Change of Major/Second Major Guidelines

Fall 2018 Deadline: Thursday, October 4, 4:30pm

Spring 2019 Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 4:30pm

 Submit application materials to the Dean’s Office (Business Building, Suite 114). You must submit your change of major form (and essay, if required) for your application to be reviewed. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed after the deadline.

Entrance into the “Pre-Major” [or major, if foundation course(s) have already been completed] may be competitive, and admission is not guaranteed. If you are currently taking the foundation course(s) required for your prospective major, you will be considered a “Pre-Major” if you are accepted. Upon successful completion of foundation course(s) with minimum grade requirements, you will be fully accepted into the major. You must have completed or currently be registered for ALL foundation courses required of your prospective major to apply.                                                                                                   

Minimum Entrance Requirements/Foundation Course(s) by Major

Accounting – Minimum grade of “B” in ACC 201 + Essay

Economics – Minimum grade of “C” in ECO 101 and ECO 102

Finance – Minimum grade of “B” in FIN 201 + Essay

Interdisciplinary Business – Minimum grade of “C+” in BUS 200 + Essay

Management – Minimum grade of “C” in MGT 201 + Essay

Marketing – Minimum grade of “C+” in MKT 201 AND minimum grade of “C” in one of the following courses: MAT 125/127 or STA 115/215

Application Checklist

___ Completed Change of Major/Second Major Form (official Records & Registration form)

  • Do not seek department chair signature for this form. The department chair will review your application after it has been submitted to the Dean’s Office in BB 114.

___ Application Essay, if required of your prospective major (1 page, double-spaced)

  • Your essay should answer the following questions:
    How did you become interested in this major? Have you had any background experience related to your desired major? What are your career goals upon completing your degree, and how will this major support these goals?

All non-business students who are accepted into one of the business majors (except for Accounting) must complete a BUS 100 waiver form. BUS 100: Business Colloquium is a freshman-level professional development seminar required of all business majors outside of Accounting. The BUS 100 waiver form will be emailed to you upon entry into your new major. Guidelines on how to satisfy the BUS 100 requirement will be detailed on the waiver form.

Prior to applying to one of the business majors, we strongly suggest you reach out to the respective department chair for your prospective major for advising. Also, please be sure to utilize the “What-If” tool in PAWS to review your completed and remaining requirements for your prospective major. For additional guidance, you may refer to our major check sheets and suggested four year sequences.

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