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, email the department Lead Advisor 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, contact the Academic Programs Office via email at casstudy@oregonstate.edu.

College of Business

  1. Students interested in pursuing a business major or a design major must first complete an online major orientation.
  2. Once the student has submitted the survey at the end of the orientation, they must meet with an advisor who will review them for eligibility and declare the new major as appropriate. To set up an appointment students may either call 541-737-3716 or email studentservices@oregonstate.edu. When our offices space re-opens, students may also stop by 122 Austin Hall to schedule. 
  3. Students interested in Apparel Design or Interior Design must apply to those studio based majors once they meet the eligibility requirements.
  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 visit the following page to connect with an academic advisor
  2. Second year students and beyond should connect directly with the appropriate school advising office to declare the major.
  3. Student must meet (remotely) with an advisor prior to having the forms signed/process triggered.
  4. Any student beyond the first-year cannot declare a pre-engineering or general engineering. All transfer students and readmitted students will go directly into their major. 

College of Education

  1. Attend a required Declaration Meeting. Times and locations listed on the website
  2. Talk with your primary degree advisor. Focus on completing your primary degree. 
  3. Complete the required Pre-Ed classes (15 credits
  4. Review the content mastery courses needed by your endorsement area
  5. Drop-in Peer Advising (remotely delivered!) 
  6. Head Academic Advising by appointment only: Contact CoED Student Services: 541-737-4661

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.

College of Liberal Arts

  1. Visit the College of Liberal Arts Students Services Virtual Lobby or send an email to LiberalArts@oregonstate.edu or via CLA FInd My Advisor to declare as of Spring 2020.
  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 and Essay for approval
  4. Digital Communication Arts (DCA), requires a cumulative 2.0 GPA to enter the program.
  5. Art, pre-Graphic Design, email Felix Oliveros or follow this link to schedule an appointment.
  6. Music, email Kristin Rorrer or follow this link to schedule an appointment.

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, Human Development & Family Sciences, 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, except in CHEM. The Chemistry department requires that students must be in Good Academic Standing to be able to declare their major.
  2. Student should contact Lead Advisor within the major for intake and signature.

UESP

  1. It is a very common experience for students to realize that their intial major choice is not the right fit. If that is your experience, do not panic! UESP is here to help you figure out whcih major direction at OSU is the right fit for you. You are welcome to switch to UESP or even just consult ith one of our advisors. Either way just requires that you make an appoinment as we want to make sure we have enough thime to have a good converation with you. Here's how:
  2. A student must meet (remotely) with a full-time advisor to declare in UESP.
  3. No restrictions to declare, but UESP students need to schedule and see an advisor every term before they can register.

Requirements for Double Degrees, Dual Majors, Honors Degrees, Certificates

Registrar’s website 04/27/2020

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