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Change of Major Policy

The Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business limits times when students may request a Change of Academic Program (CoAP) each semester. The Business School stops changing students into pre-business, business majors, and graphic communications on the last day to add or register for classes each semester. This is typically the Tuesday after classes begin in each regular semester. Students should submit their requests at least two business days before this cutoff date to ensure adequate time for processing to occur. The College resumes processing major changes on the first registration day each semester.

For specific dates for the current semester and change of academic program information for other colleges, please visit the University advising page.

Only a student's currently assigned Advisor has access to their registration code. However, there are opportunities for students to meet with College representatives.

Students outside the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business interested in changing their major to Pre-Bus>Accounting, Economics B.S., Financial Management, Management or Marketing: In CUNavigate, students can select "Explore Pre-Business" as the service. There are both group sessions and individual meetings available, depending on scheduling constraints.

If you have already met with your currently assigned advisor and wish to have your recommended courses checked or verified, you can email the following information to request a review:

  • Intended business major
  • Any minors or emphasis areas of interest
  • Schedule recommended by your current advisor

If you have not met with your currently assigned advisor, please plan to do so to avoid any delays in registration.

Graphic Communications: Please email Naomi McRedmond to request additional information. Please note that this recommendation is under review, so you should monitor requirements closely.

Economics B.A.: Please email Jill Williams to request additional information.

If students meet the minimum requirements to change their major (as outlined below), they can submit a change of major request using iROAR. To change your major to Accounting, Economics - B.S., Financial Management, Management or Marketing, you must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA (3.0 for Marketing) and have completed the following courses:

  • BUS 1010
  • ECON 2110
  • ECON 2120
  • ENGL 1030
  • MATH 1020
  • MATH 2070
  • Natural Science w/lab

Resources such as the curriculum worksheets, Degree Works "What-if" report and the course catalog will be helpful tools as you determine your best scheduling options.

Please be advised the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business does have a major and course fee.

These requirements are subject to change.

  • Pre-Business Program (Non-Degree)

    Starting July 1st, 2022, change of major requirements for Pre-Business are changing. Please reach out to the Advising Center if you have additional or clarifying questions. The updated requirements are listed below:

    • Minimum 2.5 Clemson GPA
    • 12 hours completed at Clemson
    • Completion of approved Math sequence (i.e., either MATH 1020/2070 or 1060/2070 or 1060/1080)
    • Completion of either ECON 2110 or 2120

    **Please note that BUS 1010 is restricted to declared Pre-Business majors only.

  • Business Degree Programs

    To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science degree programs in Accounting, Economics, Financial Management, or Management, students must have completed the courses outlined in the Pre-Business curriculum and have a Clemson cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher. Students wishing to enter the Marketing program must have completed the Pre-Business curriculum and have a Clemson cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

    View Bridge requirement information.

  • Graphic Communications

    Students wishing to change their major to graphic communications must 1) have completed at least 12 credit hours of coursework at Clemson, 2) have a minimum 2.0 GPA and 3) have earned a "B" or better in GC 1020.

  • Economics B.A.

    Once the request is submitted, the Economics Department will reach out to students to verify their plans and, after consultation with Department, the request will either be approved or denied. Students are not required to meet with Department in person before changing their major.

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