Steps to Declare or Change 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 and any specific admission requirements.

Once plans are confirmed to declare or change a major, contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center by one of the following methods to have the change processed on your student record.

Online Request (preferred method)

Complete the Online Request Form to declare or change a major, minor, or certificate.

  • Students must be logged in (and authenticated) to their Office 365 account.
  • Students may request multiple changes within the form.  The questions address majors, minors, and certificates (in that order). 
  • If you are a newly admitted student and have not yet registered for classes, contact the Office of Admissions (417-836-5517) for major changes.
  • If you wish to declare a minor in the College of Business, please contact the Business Advisement Center in Glass 276.



Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center by email at using your MSU student Bearmail account. 

  • Email requests must include your M-number. 
  • The student should be very specific whether they are requesting an additional major/minor/certificate or are wishing to replace their existing programs. 
  • If adding a major that has options, the student should include the name of the option they wish to pursue. 


If unable to email, you may visit the Academic Advising and Transfer Center:

University Hall, Room 109
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Review Policy Library for declaring or changing a major