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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 apply to change your major to the Arnold School of Public Health.

The next round of applications will be considered for Spring 2021 admission.

If you need assistant making immediate academic plans, please see an Exploratory Advisor in the University Advising Center located in the Close-Hipp Building.


Students must attend an Arnold School New Major Information Session prior to applying. Sessions will be offered throughout the Fall 2020 semester.

Sessions are held via Microsoft Teams. Students should download the Microsoft Teams application to their smartphone or access through their computer or other device. A link for the session will be sent to the student’s Gamecock email the day prior to their scheduled New Major Information Session.

Use the link below to schedule a New Major Information Session:

New Major Information Sessions Fall 2020

Date Day Time

August 26, 2020


10:00AM – 11:00AM

August 31, 2020


1:00PM – 2:00PM

September 3, 2020


9:00AM – 10:00AM

September 8, 2020


2:00PM – 3:00PM

September 11, 2020


9:00AM – 10:00AM

September 15, 2020


11:30AM – 12:30PM

September 17, 2020


5:30PM – 6:30PM

September 21, 2020


2:30PM – 3:30PM

September 25, 2020


11:30AM – 12:30PM

September 30, 2020


1:30PM – 2:30PM


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 New Major Information Session and submit a Change of Major Application.
  3. Applications will NOT be accepted after October 1, 2020.

If you have any questions about the change of major process, contact Mrs. JoSondra Hughes at

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