Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Declaring or Changing a Major

If you are interested in declaring or changing a major, it is recommended that you first visit the department of the major to learn more about the program, including any admission requirements (if required).

  • When you have confirmed your plans to declare or change a major, please contact the Academic Advisement Center in University Hall 109 to have the change processed on your record.  It is recommended that you visit the office in person. The Academic Advisement Center will continue to accommodate phone and email requests from departmental advisors and representatives regarding major changes for students.  If you are a newly admitted student and have not yet registered for classes, contact the Office of Admissions at 417-836-5517 for major changes.
  • If you wish to declare or change to a major or minor in the College of Business, please contact the Business Advisement Center in Glass 106.  It is recommended that you visit the office in person.
  • If you wish to add a second major, you should contact the department of the major as indicated above.
  • If you wish to add a minor, please visit the Academic Advisement Center in University Hall 109.

If you have any questions about declaring or changing a major, contact the Academic Advisement Center at 417-836-5258.

Admission to degree program

Some majors have specific admission requirements.  If you declare or change to a major with admission requirements, you will initially be placed in a "pre-major."  When you have fulfilled all of the requirements for admission to the program, the department will instruct the Office of the Registrar to update your record to show that you are admitted to the major.