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DECLARING OR CHANGING YOUR MAJOR

Undergraduates: You declared a major when you filled out your application
to Sacramento State. If you change your mind, you should file a Change of Academic Program form promptly. Otherwise, advising holds may be set by the wrong department, and you may be kept out of classes in your intended major because some classes are restricted to majors only. Obtain a Change of Academic Program form at Admissions
and Records or online.Are Approvals Required? The department chairperson’s signature is required to declare any of the following undergraduate majors (including changes from the pre-major). Obtain forms at the department office.

  • Business Administration
  • Child Development
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design*
  • Nursing*
  • Speech Pathology

Graduates: To become classified into a master’s degree program, obtain a classification form at the Office of Graduate Studies, RFC-206. To change to unclassified or second bachelor’s degree status, file a Change of Academic Program form at Admissions and Records.

*Nursing and Graphic Design are considered “impacted” majors. This means that in addition to being admitted to the University, new and continuing students who wish to major in Nursing or Graphic Design must also meet secondary admission criteria stipulated by the department.

Filing Dates

 
Submit Change of Academic Program form by the following date.
 
For registration eligibility
For late registration eligibility (with department chair’s signature
Nursing, Interior Deisgn, or Graphic Design *
Fall 2007
March 1, 2007 August 13, 2007 November 30, 2006
Spring 2008
October 1, 2007 January 7 , 2008 August 31, 2007
Fall 2008
March 3, 2008 August 11, 2008 December 1, 2008

*Nursing and Graphic Design are considered “impacted” majors. This means that in addition to being admitted to the university, new and continuing students who wish to major in Nursing or Graphic Design must also meet secondary admission criteria stipulated by the department.