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School of Engineering

Declaration of Major

General Criteria for Major Declaration


As the university is accepting lower division undergraduate students, the School of Engineering saw the need to update the major change criteria to allow all students the ability to change majors regardless of their entry standing.

  • Due to time to degree, three majors have identified additional criteria.
  • The unit count criteria is based on the total amount of units a student has completed (including AP/IB, Community College, etc.) as established by the Registrar’s Office on a students Audit.
  • For Spring/Summer/Fall 2020 “P” letter grade is accepted in all major coursework

To declare a major within the School of Engineering, continuing students must 

Submit a Proposed Plan through Graduation to show that they can complete their degree requirements within 10 total semesters (not including summers). The Proposed Plan through Graduation should be completed through MyDegreePath Plan Builder. These plans must be received by the student's academic advisor at least two weeks before the major change deadline. If approved, the Proposed Plan through Graduation must be followed, otherwise, the student will be subject to dismissal and could be removed from the School of Engineering.


Special Population

  • Students who plan to declare Multiple Majors can find policies regarding it within the application.

  • Newly admitted students must meet specific criteria to declare a major within Engineering. Contact your advisor for more information.

  • The School of Engineering does not accept change of majors from any transfer student into the School. Students admitted into the School of Engineering, must speak to their advisor first if they want to change majors within the School of Engineering. Please note, change of majors are not guaranteed.