School of Social Sciences and International Studies

How to Declare or Change Your Major or Minor

How to Declare Your Major or Minor

New students intending a major in the College of Liberal Arts are assigned an advisor who helps them schedule courses and meet program requirements.

Many transfer students and students who meet the minimum requirements of their major are directly admitted into the college of their choice.  If your choice is a College of Liberal Arts major, the COLA advising office will evaluate your admission, complete a degree audit for your major, and forward your name to the proper department. The department will contact you and let you know who your major advisor is.

Once you are accepted into your major, you may add a minor through WINGS Express. 

It is important to contact your advisor prior to registering for classes. They will provide a check sheet you can follow to complete your degree.

If you have a block on registration (a PIN), or your GPA is lower than a 2.0, you will need to contact the office and meet with your advisor before the PIN is removed. 

Visit the Enrollment Services (RaiderConnect) website to view registration dates in the Academic Calendar.

How to Change Your Major or Minor

  1. Log onto WINGS
  2. Select the Wings Express link in the top right corner.
  3. Select the student and financial aid tab; then registration and student records.
  4. Go to bottom of the page and select the “change of major request form.”
  5. Follow the directions listed on the page to fully change your major.
  6. Before changing, view the requirements link to make sure you have the right courses and/or grade point average to be able to switch to the major of choice.
  7. Attach any documentation you want submitted with your request and select "submit."
  8. Once the college and/or department of choice gets your request, they will process it and will notify you by either email or postal mail of their decision.


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