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Change of Major

Change of Major Requirements

To add or change into a Psychology major, you must attend one mandatory Change of Major meeting. At the time of the meeting, you must have a 2.4 GPA based on 12 credits or more taken at Clemson or in the Bridge ProgramNo other transfer credits will count for this process. GPA hours may be affected by Academic Forgiveness and other factors. Check the line reading Total Institution at the end of your transcript in iROAR. The column labeled GPA Hours must be 12.0 or higher, and the column labeled GPA must be 2.40 or higher.  

If you do not yet meet these requirements, see the next-to-final section on this page. If this is your first semester at Clemson, check back on this page for additional meeting times after grades for the current semester have been posted. You may NOT register for a meeting until you have had grades posted for 12 or more credits taken at Clemson or in the Bridge program. Transfer, AP, and other credits not from Clemson or Bridge are not considered for eligibility to change into the Psychology major.

You must register by email to attend a meeting - walk-ins are not allowed.

Meeting Registration

To register for a meeting time email the following information to Jeff Moore at jtmoore@clemson.edu

  1. The session day and time that you will attend (see below)
  2. Your Clemson ID number, beginning with a capital "C" (e.g., "C123456789" - this makes it easy to copy and paste your ID for accuracy)
  3. A statement that you have read the Fee Cost section of the CBSHS Course and Major Fee page HERE and agree to its terms

*Note: If you email Jeff Moore and do NOT receive a confirmation within 48 hours, please email him again from your Clemson email account. Sometimes the university spam filter quarantines outside emails.

The following meeting times are currently available. Note that attending one will allow you to change into the major in time for the Spring 2018 registration.

  • Tuesday, November 28th at 9:30AM
  • Wednesday, November 29th at 3:00PM
  • Friday, December 1st at 10:00AM
  • Wednesday, January 10th at 8:00AM
  • Thursday, January 11th at 2:00PM
  • Tuesday, January 16th at 9:30AM

Required Documents for Meeting

All students will need three documents at the meeting. All documents need to be printed and completed prior to the meeting, except for portions requiring a department signature.

  1. A What If Degree Works report for the psychology major you are interested in (BA or BS; or both if you are not sure), along with a minor if you know it. Use the most recent curriculum year available. Instructions for generating What If Degree Works audits are available at http://www.registrar.clemson.edu/html/DPSStudent.htm.
  2. The Alternative Format Advising Checklist found here, filled out with courses you’ve completed and those you are taking currently.
  3. A current Request to Change Academic Program form from http://www.registrar.clemson.edu/pdf/changeOfProgram.pdf.

Missed Deadline or Don't Qualify to Change Yet?

If you missed the deadline to submit your form or you do not meet the requirements to change majors at the moment, you will need to review all of the available material on our website to choose your schedule. You will not be assigned an advisor in the department nor will you be entered into iROAR as a PSYC major until the beginning of the next semester. Thus you will not have access to courses restricted to PSYC majors.

However, you may still take some courses as if you were a psychology major. If this is the case, create a What If Degree Works for your desired major/minor combination (see above) and follow the Alternative Format Advising Checklist found here. Please note that some PSYC classes (2020, 3090/3091, 3100/3101, 3340, 4150, 4220, 4920, and 4930/4931) are reserved for majors only and, unless it would delay you from graduation, you will need to wait until you are a major to register for these particular courses. You will need to contact your current academic advisor to be cleared for registration.

The complete Undergraduate Handbook is available here. There you will find the answers to many questions about majoring in psychology.

Changing FROM Psychology to Another Major?

Contact your Psychology Academic Advisor to arrange for their signature. Find your academic advisor.

Required Documents for Meeting