Changing Your Major

​​There are many reasons for changing your major

  • You may have discovered a new interest and career field
  • Your grades may not be what are required in your current major
  • The classes you're required to take are different from what you expected
  • Your career goals may be changing as you decide about the kind of personal and professional life you'd like to have

Steps to Help You:

  • Visit Career Planning, in the Oiler Success Center, Old Main 122 for individual, confidential help looking at your options
  • Learn everything you can about the new major/s you're considering- read the program webpages, meet with program faculty and talk to upperclassmen in the program 
  • Talk to friends in the majors that interest you

 

When You're Ready to Change Your Major:

  • Stop by the Registrar's Office or the Oiler Success Center to pick-up a Change of Major/Advisor Form
  • Meet with your new advisor and complete the Change of major/Advisor Form. If you need to identify a new advisory, Career Planning​ in the Oiler Success Center can help you with that
  • Return the signed form to the Registrar's Office

 

Other Things to Consider Before you Switch:

  • Understand the requirements for your current major and the career paths it will prepare you for
  • Discuss your concerns with Jan Taylor, Director of Career Planning, in the Oiler Success Center
  • Understand the requirements for your new major and the career paths it will prepare you for
  • Talk to the Office of Financial Aid, Old Main, first floor, if you are receiving any type of scholarship related to your major

 

Sometimes there are other issues:

If poor study skills are pulling down your grades, visit the Academic Support Center (ground floor of Old Main). 419-434-5671 or ext. 5671

If personal concerns keep you from focusing on school, visit the Counseling Center at 307 Frazer St., 419-434-4526 or ext. 4526.