Each of OSU’s undergraduate colleges and academic programs has unique procedures for declaring majors in their area. Here is guide to help you understand these various processes.

College of Agricultural Sciences

  1. If major is known, go directly to the departmental lead advisor's office to receive advising.
  2. After receiving advising, change-of-major paperwork will be completed during the appointment.
  3. Students must be in Good Academic Standing to declare, which includes a minimum cumulative 2.0 OSU GPA. Example, if a student has a 2.30 OSU cumulative GPA, but their record shows Academic Warning (individual term below 2.00 GPA), they will not be able to declare until they return to Good Standing.
  4. If unsure about a major, make an appointment with someone in the Academic Programs Office in Strand 147.

College of Business

  1. Design and Business students are advised in 122 Austin Hall.
  2. Students interested in pursuing a business major must complete an online major orientation before declaring
  3. After the student is reviewed for eligibility, notes regarding their next stesp will be noted in the MyDegrees checklist notes. Design students are not required to complete a major orientation.
  4. Non-business majors and minors are encouraged to meet with a College of Business advisor any time throughout the term other than during priority registration.

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science

  1. Students need to schedule an advising appointment to declare.
  2. No restrictions to declare.

College of Engineering

  1. First-Year student would go to 114 Johnson Hall to declare.
  2. Second year students and beyond would go directly to the school advising offices to declare the major.
  3. Chemical, Biological, Environmental Engineering
  4. Civil and Construction Engineering Management
  5. Ecological Engineering
  6. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  7. Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, and Energy Systems Engineering
  8. Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics
  9. Student meet with an advisor prior to having the forms signed/process triggered.
  10. Any student can declare pre-engineering. Pro-school majors cannot be changed with “undergraduate change of undergraduate program” form.

College of Education

  1. Attend an Education Double Degree info session held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10-11 AM to get info on how to declare pre-education, or make an advising appointment by calling the main office at 541-737-4661. Refer students to Furman Hall 104 for more info on these sessions and advising appointments.

College of Forestry

  1. Students wanting an overview of all COF majors may schedule an appointment with Autumn Granger.
  2. Students interested in a specific major within Forestry should schedule an appointment with a major advisor. Change-of-major paperwork will be completed during the appointment.
  3. Must have a 2.0 OSU cumulative GPA to declare.
  4. Must also be currently in Good Academic Standing to declare. Example, if a student has a 2.30 OSU cumulative GPA, but their record shows Academic Warning (individual term below 2.00 GPA), they will not be able to declare until they return to Good Standing.

College of Liberal Arts

  1. Go to the College of Liberal Arts Student Services office in Bexell 214 to declare.
  2. No GPA restrictions to declare, except for Liberal Studies & Digital Communication Arts – but to graduate may need to repeat any D’s in a major
  3. To declare Liberal Studies, you must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and you must submit a Liberal Studies plan of study for approval
  4. Digital Communication Arts (DCA), requires a cumulative 2.0 GPA to enter the program. Students interested in declaring DCA, need to meet with Selena Vallespir (302 Fairbanks Hall) ahead of a potential switch into the major.
  5. Art, pre-Graphic Design, see Felix Oliveros in 300 Fairbanks
  6. Music, see Felix Oliveros in 300 Fairbanks

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

  1. Students interested in changing or adding a major in Public Health and Human Sciences should schedule an appointment with a major advisor. The Change-of-major process will be completed during the appointment.
  2. PHHS minors: PHHS allows students to apply to add the minors (Nutrition, Public Health, Environmental & Occupational Health, Health Management & Policy and Exercise Physiology) through an on-line process.
  3. PHHS programs require an overall OSU GPA of 2.0 to declare and a C- or better in any coursework already taken for the major/minor. Some programs incorporate higher GPA requirements (see MyDegrees or department websites).

College of Science (includes Pre-Pharmacy majors)

  1. No restrictions to declare.
  2. Student should contact Lead Advisor within the major for intake and signature.

UESP

  1. Go to 102 Waldo to schedule a change of major appointment
  2. A student must meet with a full-time advisor to declare in UESP.
  3. No restrictions to declare, but students need to schedule and see an advisor every term before they can register.

Double Degrees, Dual Majors, Honors Degrees, Certificates

Registrar’s website 9/25/2015