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Change of Major

Students who wish to change their declaration of major are required to file an approved Change of Major form (pdf) with The Solution Center.

This form requires the signature of the Chairperson of the major department to which the student desires to transfer (the new department).

Signature Requirements

Manning School of Business

  • Department Chair of Accounting: Khondkar Karim
  • Department Chair of Finance: Saira Latif
  • Department Chair of Management: Stuart Freedman
  • Department Chair of Marketing/Entrepreneurship: Yi Yang
  • Department Chair of Operations & Info Systems: Harry Zhu

Kennedy College of Sciences

  • Interim Department Chair of Biological Sciences: Michael Graves
  • Department Chair of Chemistry: David Ryan
  • Department Chair of Computer Science: Haim Levkowitz
  • Department Chair of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences: Daniel Obrist
  • Department Chair of Mathematical Science: Daniel Klain
  • Department Chair of Physics & Applied Physics: Robert Giles

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences

  • Interim Department Chair of Biomedical & Nutritional Science: Nancy Goodyear
  • Department Chair of Public Health: Nicole Champagne
  • Department Chair of Physical Therapy: Erika Lewis

Francis College of Engineering

  • Department Chair of Chemical & Energy Engineering: Alfred Donatelli
  • Department Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering: Pradeep Kurup
  • Department Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering: Martin Margala
  • Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering: Christopher Niezrecki
  • Department Chair of Plastics Engineering: David Kazmer

College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Department Chair of Art & Design: Ellen Wetmore
  • Department Chair of World Languages & Cultures: Maria Matz
  • Department Chair of Economics: Monica Galizzi
  • Department Chair of English: Sue Kim
  • Department Chair of History: Christopher Carlsmith
  • Department Chair of Music: Alan Williams
  • Department Chair of Philosophy: John Kaag
  • Department Chair of Political Science: Ardeth Thawnghmung
  • Department Chair of Psychology: Richard Serna
  • Department Chair of Criminology & Justice Studies: Sheldon Zhang
  • Department Chair of Sociology: Mignon Duffy

Solomont School of Nursing

Department Chair of Nursing: Lisa Abdallah

College of Education

  • Department Chair of Curriculum & Instruction: Michaela Wyman Colombo

New Majors Outside Of Your Current College

If the new major is outside of the student’s present college, the form also requires the signature of the Dean of the new college.

  • Assistant Dean Manning School of Business: Leticia Porter
  • Assistant Dean Kennedy College of Sciences: Steve Norton
  • Assistant Dean Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences: Pauline Ladebauche
  • Associate Dean Francis College of Engineering: Kavitha Chandra
  • Associate Dean (through Summer 2018) College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: Bridget Marshall
  • Assistant Dean Solomont School of Nursing: Pauline Ladebauche
  • Dean College of Education: Eleanor Abrams

How Could Changing Your Major Affect Your Degree Progress?

If you are thinking of changing your major and wonder how that change would affect your degree progress, you may also create a "what-if" report and see what courses may apply to another major.

Learn how to create a what-if scenario in SiS

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