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Change of Major

Restrictive majors in the College of Education may require an application or essay for admission. Priority is typically given to applicants with a GPA above the minimum requirement. It is recommended that interested students take courses offered (not restricted by major) during their freshman and sophomore years prior to application. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog, specifically the College of Education sections, to look at specific course requirements. If you have general questions regarding admission into majors within the College of Education majors, please contact the advisor listed for that major.

Restrictive majors within the College of Education are: early childhood and elementary education. All students wishing to change to any education major must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPR. Admission into the early childhood education, elementary education, special education, and secondary education (social studies and English) majors is limited and competitive, and an application and essay are required. 

Policy for change of major applications: Decisions are made once a year at the end of the fall semester. The application is online and becomes available the first day of classes in the fall term. Applications are due the first Wednesday in December. Students must meet with an advisor in person to receive access to the application. Decisions are made prior to the spring semester following the submission of the application. Click here for College of Education change of major tips.