Programs & Services
Change of Major
What If I Want to Change My Major?
Students who apply to Texas A&M University must commit to a major at the time of application. If you decide another major is a better match, it’s best to make the change during your second or third semester. Those who change majors later often extend their time to graduation by one or two semesters.
How Do I Change My Major?
Some department and program policies govern the process of changing majors. Some of these policies can be found at Change of Major Requirements. You also will need to visit the Registrar’s website to print out an Undergraduate Change of Curriculum Request form. Complete this form and take it with you when you visit the advisor for the program to which you wish to transfer.
If you plan to change majors, you must make a request to the appropriate academic college, department, or major. Because departments have different policies and requirements for accepting new majors, it’s essential that you do some investigation before you make a decision.
For example, most departments require that you be in good academic standing overall and in good academic standing in courses that are essential for making further progress in the selected new major. Departments that have limited spaces available for their majors may enforce very competitive requirements regarding overall GPA, GPA in essential courses for the major, and hours completed. Some departments may have one window each semester with deadlines for applying to change majors. Other departments will not approve changes of major for students who have exceeded an hour cap.
If you plan to change majors, it is up to you to check on such deadlines and processes. A handout you may find useful is available at Change of Major Requirements.
What If I Can't Decide on a Major?
If you are uncertain about selecting a major, Texas A&M has resources to help you make the decision.