Academic Advising & Exploration Center

Declare/Change your Major or Minor

First-year students with fewer 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. Once you have reached a decision, your academic advisor will discuss with you specific instructions needed to change your major.
  3. Check your AAR 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. Complete the online form 
    Undergraduate Degree / Major / Minor / Certificate Change
    .
  3. Check your AAR on the WINS System to verify that updates were made (allow several days).

Students with more than 24 units

  1. Complete the online form 
    Undergraduate Degree / Major / Minor / Certificate Change
    .
  2. Check your AAR 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 Communication 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

    Academic Advising & Exploration Center
    Roseman 2054
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI  53190-1790

    Contact

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Office Phone: (262) 472-5220
    Scheduling: (262) 472-4646
    Email: advising@uww.edu