Changing Your Major
Changing Your Major

If your current major is not a good fit, it is understandable that you may want to change it. This page contains various resources to assist with the process. 

 

Resources for Changing Your Major

Counselors and advisors

Degree Audit

my.lsu.edu > Student Services > Degree Audit

Degree audit can tell you what courses you have completed and what courses still need to be completed within your declared major.

General Catalog

catalog.lsu.edu

The General Catalog can tell you what courses are required for each major. In most cases, you will use the version of the catalog from the year you entered LSU. Consult with an advisor for questions.

 

Notes about Changing Your Major

  • Changing your major could affect your eligibility for your residential college, major-specific scholarships, or Academic Common Market.
  • Changing your major later in your college career may affect the length of time it will take you to complete your degree.

 

How to Change Your Major

Prospective Student (Before Classes are Scheduled)

  • Can change on myLSU (my.lsu.edu > Student Services > Application Status)
  • Keep in mind that your intended major affects your small group during orientation (the earlier you change, the better)

Freshman

  • Consult with an advisor in UCFY or your senior college
  • You may need to complete paperwork in person
  • If you change your major early enough in the semester, you may be able to reschedule courses that apply to your new major. Your advisor may advise you to keep your current schedule or focus on General Education courses.

Upperclassman: Changing major within same senior college

  • Consult with an advisor in your senior college
  • You may need to complete paperwork in person
  • Depending on your GPA and courses taken, you may need to meet additional requirements for your new major (some majors within same college have different requirements)

Upperclassman: Changing major to different senior college

  • Meet with existing college first to discuss degree audit and exit process
  • Meet with desired college next to discuss change of major and senior college application process
  • Depending on your GPA and courses taken, you may need to meet additional requirements for your new senior college (this may extend the time it will take you to complete your degree)