Changing Your Major

Prior to graduation, an undergraduate student may change from one degree program or area of academic concentration to another. 


Prior to changing your major and/or minor

  • We encourage you to consider the implications on time-to-degree and cost.
  • View DegreeWorks to research majors and academic progression.

Current Students

To change your major or minor

  • Meet the prerequisites for admission to the new program. 
  • Get approval from your academic department.
  • The department will send the major change information to the Office of the Registrar.

To drop a major or minor

  • If you would like to drop your major or minor, using your uncc email address, send a request to registrar@uncc.edu identifying:
    • Your name
    • Your student ID number
    • Statement specifying “I want to drop my [insert major/minor name].”

New Students

Change of major on admissions application, before enrollment/registration

  • If you listed a major on your admission application, but you want to change that major, please send an email requesting the major change to admissions@uncc.edu. Include your name and date of birth in the email.
  • The admissions office will review your major change request and notify you of their decision.