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Information and instructions for undergraduates on how to change your major, declare a double major or dual degree, add/change a minor, declare an AA or certificate, etc. Graduate students should contact their Academic Advisor or the Graduate School.

Undergraduate students who wish to change their program, have been accepted to UWF for an upcoming semester, and have not registered for courses for their first semester at UWF should contact the Office of Admissions.

  •  If you have already registered courses for your first semester at UWF, please follow the change of major (CoM) guidelines for continuing undergraduate students. Continuing students (students who have been admitted and/or enrolled in previous semesters) may change their major at any point in time, but the actual date of CoM submission dictates what term the CoM will be effective.
  • Students receiving Financial Aid of any type should check with the Office of Financial Aid regarding change of program implications on their student loan eligibility.
  • Changing your major can also potentially affect your Excess Hours surcharge.
  • Student-athletes, veterans, and TRiO students must also seek approval from an Athletic, Veteran, or TRiO advisor in addition to the specific college Academic Advisor, Department Chair, or Dean.  For qualifying students, changes will not be processed without an Athletic or Veteran Advisor signature.

Instructions

For additional information pertaining to declaring/changing a major, minor, certificate, etc., please refer to the Majors & Minors portion of the Office of the Registrar website.

How do I change my major or minor?

  1. Undergraduate students seeking to change their major must schedule an appointment with their new major advisor. Only the new Program Academic Advisor can submit this electronic form on your behalf. Please see your Advisor for assistance. You should always discuss these changes with your current Advisor so they may offer additional important information that may affect your decision.
    1. This includes changing the major, declaring a dual degree or double major, deleting a major (you cannot delete your major if you only have one major), and declaring/deleting a minor or certificate.
  2. Graduate students should seek assistance through the Graduate School.

Certificates

Certificates can be added or deleted via the same electronic form above.

Associate of Arts (AA Degrees)

The University of West Florida will automatically award A.A. degrees to bachelor’s degree-seeking students who have completed all requirements for an Associate of Arts degree. To qualify, a UWF student must meet the requirements outlined in the University Catalog.

Students may choose to opt out of being automatically awarded their Associate of Arts Degree. Click here for instructions on accessing this form.

If you have not automatically received an A.A. degree and believe you are eligible, please send an email to graduation@uwf.edu.

Please see the Registrar website for details and Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information:

Undergraduate: Undergraduate Catalog- Change of Major

Graduate: Graduate Catalog- Change of Program

FAQs

 

 When will the change of major become effective?

CoM forms submitted prior to the end of drop/add week will be effective that semester. For forms received after the end of add/drop week, the major/minor change will not be effective until the following semester and will include the corresponding catalog year.

 How often can students change their major?

For students enrolling at UWF in the Fall 2016 semester and beyond, only one major change will be allowed each term. Students may change their major multiple times, but with the consequences of possibly extending their academic career and accruing Excess Credit Hour Surcharges. Students are encouraged to seek academic advisement from the department offering the new major to determine the length of the new curriculum prior to changing a major, e.g. what existing credits will or will not count towards the new program, are there additional requirements such as external exams (Education degrees), etc.

 Who do I contact for questions regarding changing major?

Please email registrar@uwf.edu with any questions.

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