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How to Declare or Change a Major (Undergraduates)

If you're an undergraduate and you want to declare or change your major, follow the steps below.

About undergraduate majors

  • Major requirements include both lower-division and upper-division courses. The requirements are determined by departments and programs, and will include at least 12 upper-division courses (48 units).
  • You must declare a major before you complete 90 units. Warning: If you don't declare a major by the time you complete 90 units, you won't be allowed to enroll in additional classes.

Declare or change your major

First, select your major.

Be aware of department and college approval requirements.

  • Department approval is required if:
    • You have 150 or more total units passed.
    • Your major requires department approval.
  • College approval is required if:
    • You have 150 or more total units passed.
  • You are required to submit a quarter by quarter plan for any request that requires college approval.

Complete the Undergraduate Declaration or Change of Major using the Major/Minor tool.

  • Allow 3 to 5 business days if your request only requires department approval. Allow 6 to 10 business days if your request requires both department and college approval.
  • If you are requesting a Selective Major that's outside of your current department, you will be redirected to the Capped Majors Application to submit your request.
Questions? Contact the appropriate resource: