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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.

If you need assistance making immediate academic plans meet with an Exploratory Advisor in the University Advising Center located in the Close-Hipp Building.


Students must attend a New Major Information Session prior to applying. Major Sessions are offered throughout Spring 2020 semester.

Sessions are held in Room 107 of the Public Health Research Center (PHRC), located at 921 Assembly Street.


To register for a New Major Information Session use the link below to schedule your appointment:

Spring 2020 Session Dates/Times:

Date Day Time
January 23, 2020  Thursday  1:00PM – 2:00PM
January 28, 2020 Tuesday 1:30PM – 2:30PM
January 31, 2020 Friday 9:00AM – 10:00AM
February 4, 2020 Tuesday 1:00PM – 2:00PM
February 7, 2020 Friday 1:30PM – 2:30PM
February 11, 2020 Tuesday 1:00PM – 2:00PM
February 12, 2020 Wednesday 5:30PM – 6:30PM
February 18, 2020 Tuesday 1:30PM – 2:30PM
February 21, 2020 Friday 9:00AM – 10:00AM
February 27, 2020 Thursday 1:30PM – 2:30PM


The Arnold School admissions policy requires adherence to the following guidelines:

  1. Students must have a minimum USC cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of 12 USC credit hours.
  2. Students must attend an ASPH New Major Information Session
  3. Submit a Change of Major Application by March 1, 2020. Applications are provided at each session and will NOT be accepted after deadline.

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

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