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Changing Majors

Considering a change in your major or switching your college or school at UofSC? Investigate next steps with help from our Exploratory Advising team. Our advisors can help you explore degree options, evaluate requirements, or help you prepare for an academic advising session.

Change of Major Requirements  

Each major has its own set of GPA and/or credit hour requirements that you must meet in order to change your major. See if you meet requirements for a new major, view upcoming change of major deadlines, and familiarize yourself with how to change your major using the Change of Major Requirements Table.

Need help navigating the Change of Major Requirements Table? Schedule an appointment with an Exploratory Advisor! 

Make An Appointment

Exploratory Advisors can help answer a variety of questions about switching majors between colleges or schools on the Columbia campus. Schedule an appointment if you would like to explore different major options, see how your prior coursework fits into your new major, need supplemental advisement for your intended major, or need help figuring out how to change your major. 

 


Attend Major Change Drop-Ins

If you already know the major you want to declare, consider dropping in for a 15 minute appointment. During this appointment an Exploratory Advisor can:

  • answer general advisement questions 
  • show you how your prior coursework fits into your new major
  • provide supplemental advisement for your new major 

Changing majors within your college or school?

If you want to change to a different major within your current college or school, you don't have to meet with an Exploratory Advisor. Simply meet with your assigned academic advisor for next steps on switching your major. 


Major Change Resources

Change of Major Directory

The Change of Major Directory provides program information, GPA requirements, and necessary "how to" steps for changing majors into each of the 11 colleges/schools on the Columbia campus. View the Change of Major Directory [pdf]. 

Undergraduate Academic Bulletin

Learn more about academic programs offered at UofSC and their requirements in the Undergraduate Academic Bulletin

Advising Forms

Both advisors and students can access several common forms (including the Change of College form) in Advisor Forms and Resources

Alternate Pathways for Nursing

If you are a current nursing student, and/or are considering a major in a related healthcare field, watch these videos to learn more about alternative major pathways that can lead to similar career opportunities in health care.

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