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Changing Majors



Follow the guidelines for the academic unit or program. Each academic area has specific procedures for students to declare or change degree, major or minor.

To find a list of majors and minors under each degree offered at Baylor, see the Undergraduate Catalog (available at www.baylor.edu/registrar/catalogs) or go to www.baylor.edu/admissions/majors.

NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS
Contact Admission Services to change/declare a major.

STUDENT ATHLETES
See an advisor in Student Athlete Services to change a major.

UNDECIDED
Students who want to declare an Undecided major should contact University Advisement, Room 103, Sid Richardson Building.

PRE-MAJORS
Some programs require that students begin in a pre-major. After entrance requirements are satisfied, majors for students in those programs will be changed systematically.

Most students who want to declare these majors must begin in a pre-major until requirements are satisfied: Biology, Business (any major), Film & Digital Media, Neuroscience, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work. To declare one of these majors, students should contact University Advisement, Room 103 (west wing), Sid Richardson Building with the following exceptions:

Pre-Business
0 - 29 hours completed
     Contact: University Advisement, Room 103, Sid Richardson Building
30 or more hours completed
     Contact: Undergraduate Programs & Advising, Room 106, Hankamer School of Business

Pre-Social Work
0 - 29 hours completed
     Contact: University Advisement, Room 103 (west wing), Sid Richardson Building
30 or more hours completed
     Contact: School of Social Work Baccalaureate Program Office, downtown Waco location at
811 Washington Avenue, Office 220.06

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Students who wish to change to a major and/or degree offered through the College of Arts & Sciences, except pre-majors, should access the DATA FORM here or on the web using the links: Academics, College of Arts & Sciences, and Forms for Current Students. (NOTE: Submitting this form does not immediately change the degree/major/minor but sends a request for changes. The requested changes are then processed by staff in the Degree Certification Office.)

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS:
Students who have not been accepted in the School of Business must begin in pre-business. See pre-business instructions above.

Students who have been accepted in the School of Business and who wish to change to a major offered through the School of Business should contact Undergraduate Programs and Advising in Room 106, Hankamer School of Business.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:
Students who wish to change to a major offered through the School of Education should email one of the advisors in the School of Education Advising Office (Rooms 113-116, Marrs McLean Science Building).

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE:
Students who wish to change to ANY major in the School of Engineering & Computer Science should e-mail ECS_Advising@baylor.edu to request an appointment with an academic advisor.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC:
Students who wish to change to a major and/or degree offered through the School of Music must first receive approval by audition from the School of Music. For more information, go to Room 107, Roxy Grove Hall.

SCHOOL OF NURSING:
Students who wish to change to a major in nursing must begin in pre-nursing. See pre-nursing instructions above.

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK:
Students who wish to change to a major in Social Work must begin in pre-social work. See pre-majors instructions above.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Educational goals are not majors. Students who wish to add one of these should follow the contact information for each program:

Pre-Law:
Pre-Law is not a major, but a track that allows any major of the student’s preference. Students who wish to add the pre-law designation to their record should contact Ms. Elizabeth Cano, Room 101, Sid Richardson Building; www.baylor.edu/prelaw

Pre-Health Studies:
(Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Veterinary) Students who wish to add one of these designations to their record should contact the Office of Pre-Health Studies, BSB 111; www.baylor.edu/prehealth


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