Change/Declare your Major or Minor

Change/Declare your Major or Minor

First-year students with fewer than 24 units

Note: First-year Art, Media Arts & Game Development, Music, Theatre BA, BM, BSE, and BFA students will be advised by a faculty advisor in their department.

  1. Talk with an AAEC advisor.
    • The advisor can help students explore different major requirements and evaluate how current or completed college credits will apply to different majors.
  2. Once you have reached a decision, your academic advisor will discuss with you specific instructions needed to change your major.
    • Some departments may have GPA restrictions for declaring a major.
  3. Check your AR on the WINS System to verify that updates were made (allow several days).

Undeclared students with more than 24 units

  1. Talk with an AAEC advisor.
    • The advisor can help students explore different major requirements and evaluate how current or completed college credits will apply to different majors.
  2. Obtain a copy of the Major/Minor Change Form.
    • The advisor will complete the left hand side of the form.
  3. Take the form to the department of the major you would like to declare.
    • The completed form must be submitted in order to complete the change of major process.
  4. Check your AR on the WINS System to verify that updates were made (allow several days).

Terminology

Major

The subject or field of study of specialization. For example, students planning to specialize in mathematics will major in this field. Students choosing to specialize in two subjects will have a double major.

Emphasis

An emphasis is a specialized focus within a major. For example, Public Relations is an emphasis within the Speech major.

Minor

A field of secondary emphasis. The total number of units required in the minor field is less than that required for the major.

Note: Some majors at UW-Whitewater do not require minors for degree completion. See your advisor for assistance in selecting a minor most appropriate for your major.

Location

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Contact

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