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Arnold School of Public Health

Change of Major

Are you a current student at USC who would like to join the Arnold School? We can help!

If you are currently enrolled in another college or school on the Columbia campus, you must submit an application to enter the Arnold School of Public Health.

The next round of applications will be considered for Spring 2018 admission. 

If you need assistant making immediate academic plans, please see the Major Change Advising Office in the University Advising Center located in the Close-Hipp Building. 

Students must attend an Arnold School Change of Major Workshop prior to submitting an application.  These workshops will be offered throughout the Fall 2017 semester. 

Change of Major Workshops are held in Room 107 of the Public Health Research Center (PHRC), which is located at 921 Assembly Street.

To reserve a spot at a Change of Major Workshop, please use the link below to schedule your appointment:

The dates in which these workshops are offered are:

Date Day Time
 August 25, 2017 Friday 1:00pm-2:00pm
August 31, 2017 Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm
September 6, 2017 Wednesday 2:00pm-3:00pm
September 8, 2017 Friday 9:00am-10:00am
September 12, 2017 Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm
September 18, 2017 Monday 9:30am-10:30am
September 20, 2017 Wednesday 1:30pm-2:30pm
September 22, 2017 Friday 11:00am-12:00pm
September 27, 2017 Wednesday 9:30am-10:30am
September 29, 2017 Friday 2:00pm-3:00pm

The Arnold School admissions policy requires that you follow these guidelines:

  1. Students must have a minimum USC cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of 12 USC credit hours to apply. 
  2. Students must attend an ASPH Change of Major Workshop and submit a Change of Major Application.
  3. Applications will NOT be accepted after established deadlines.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Mrs. Christine Palmer at