Internal Transfers/Changing Majors 2013-14
The following information applies to Undergraduate students only. Graduate students should contact Graduate & Professional Education.
The University of Delaware has developed a university-wide policy that enables students to move more freely among majors and colleges. This also provides students with the flexibility to pursue multiple majors and minors, to work at the interfaces between established disciplines, and to experience a broader selection of electives. UD is committed to ensuring that all students are making informed decisions regarding their academic interests and their professional goals and objectives.
Prior to requesting a transfer/change of major...
- Please consult with your academic advisor.
- See UD Baccalaureate majors offered. Some majors have restrictions and dates associated with processing internal transfer requests - see below.
- Non-Restricted Majors majors have year-round admissions. Students must be in good academic standing (i.e., GPA should not be less than 2.0).
- Review your Degree Requirements Using the What-If Report. This report shows how certain courses can apply towards degree requirements for a different/additional major or minor. Access this report from your UDSIS Student Center - Academics section, in the "other academic dropdown box", by selecting What-If Report. (More Info).
Ready to request a transfer/change of major?
- Review Frequently Asked Questions about the change of major process along with the Restricted Majors information below.
- Once your form has been approved and received in the Registrar's Office, your student record will be adjusted within 5 business days.
- To submit a request to change major or minors, complete the form available here, or in the blue Web Forms box in UDSIS.
The following majors, listed below, are limited by accreditation or other academic requirements (minimum GPA, pre-requisites, etc.), availability of resources, physical space limitations (such as lack of laboratory space), or already have full capacity (e.g. training at Vita Nova):
|Agriculture & Natural Resources||Arts & Sciences||Business & Economics|
|Earth, Ocean & Environment||Education & Human Development||Engineering||Health Sciences|
- Animal & Food Sciences – Internal transfers must have a 2.5 GPA.
- Landscape Horticulture & Design (Landscape Design concentration) - Internal transfers will be considered for admission upon successful completion of 45 credit hours, a 2.5 GPA, and submission of an acceptable portfolio of their work. The following courses must be completed before the portfolio review course (PLSC 203): PLSC 103, PLSC 202, PLSC 232, and one approved ART course.
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Animal Biosciences - Internal transfers must have a 2.5 GPA.
- Wildlife Conservation – Internal transfers must have a 2.25 GPA.
- Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising:
Major restricted due to availability of lab space and faculty resources.
Students should have a 2.0 GPA or higher. Acceptance into either program will be made based on number of open seats,
seniority and academic performance.
- Apparel Design: FASH core courses require a C- or better (see catalog for a list of applicable courses). Must have taken FASH122 and submit an online portfolio (see website for details of portfolio requirements).
- Fashion Merchandising: FASH core courses require a C- or better (see catalog for a list of applicable courses). Must have taken MATH114 or higher.
- Art: Admission/transfers require portfolio review for consideration to enter the major.
- Communication: Accepts students into Communication interest and then selects the top 125 sophomore to junior students based on performance in the lower level communication courses.
- Liberal Studies: See http://www.cas.udel.edu/bals/.
- Music: Admission/transfers require audition for consideration to enter the major.
- Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising: Major restricted due to availability of lab space and faculty resources. Students should have a 2.0 GPA or higher. Acceptance into either program will be made based on number of open seats, seniority and academic performance.
The Lerner College has a fact sheet which is provided to students interested in transferring into the college. Information about changing into majors available in the Lerner College is available online in .pdf format. All majors are restricted:
- Accounting and MIS: Students must have taken MATH 221 and ECON 151/152 courses with a grade of C- or better, and have 28 credit hours completed before they are admitted. ACCT: Minimum GPA of 3.2 also required. MIS applicants are encouraged to take MISY 160.
- Economics: ECON-BA and Economics Education require ECON 151/152 with C- grade. ECON-BS requires MATH 221 and ECON 151/152 courses with a grade of C- or better, and have 28 credit hours completed before they are admitted.
- Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation: Admission into the major is highly selective due to capacity limitations. Preference will be given to those who have completed ENTR350 or ENTR351. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required; however, any student with a demonstrated record of involvement in entrepreneurship will be considered.
- Finance: Students must have taken MATH 221 and ECON 151/152 courses with a grade of C- or better, and have 28 credit hours completed before they are admitted. Minimum GPA of 2.8 also required.
- Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management (HRIM) majors and Hospitality Industry Studies: Student must have completed 15 credit hours and have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA for 15-60 credit hours.
- International Business Studies: Students must have completed ECON 151/152 and MATH 221 with a grade of C- or better, be enrolled in a foreign language course at the time of application, and have 28 credit hours completed. Minimum GPA of 2.7 is also required.
- Marketing, Management, Operations Management, Sport Management: Students must have completed ECON 151/152 and MATH 221 with a grade of C- or better, and have 28 credit hours completed before they are admitted. Minimum GPA of 2.7 also required.
- Marine Science: Minimum GPA of 2.5 and have completed at least two of the following with a grade of C or better: BISC207, CHEM103, MATH241.
- Early Childhood Education: students with 0-32 earned credits must have a minimum of 2.25 GPA, students with 33-60 credits must have a minimum of 2.4 GPA; students with 61 or more credits must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA.
- Elementary Teacher Education: Minimum 2.60 GPA (this is necessary so that teachers can be certified in neighboring states) and the Praxis I exam.
Note: The Restricted Major policies below do NOT apply to Engineering Undecided (EGU) students. The Engineering Common First Semester allows Engineering Undecided (EGU) students to learn about and then choose any of the other Engineering majors for their spring semester. At any point between the Change of Registration deadline and November 15, EGU students will be able to request a Change of Major. All EGU students who meet this deadline will be allowed access to the major at such a time it can be determined the major has not exceeded its physical capacity limitations.
- Biomedical Engineering: Restricted for all students due to program capacity limitations. Prospective student applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a grade of B- or better in both CHEM 103 and MATH 241.
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Restricted for all students due to program capacity limitations. Prospective student applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a grade of B or better in both CHEM 111 and MATH 242, or equivalent.
- Civil and Environmental Engineering: Students wishing to transfer into one of the two majors will need a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have earned a grade of B or better in MATH 242: Analytic Geometry and Calculus B and CHEM 103: General Chemistry.
- Computer Science or Information Systems: Students must have earned a grade of C or better in CISC 106 or CISC 108 or CISC 181 and a grade of C or better in MATH 117 or MATH 241 (or a higher level mathematics course). Student must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
- Mechanical Engineering: Restricted for all students due to program capacity limitations. Prospective student applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. For current upperclass College of Engineering students, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to request a change of major; however, grades in program-required engineering courses will also be heavily considered in the decision.
- Athletic Training: Students interested in the major should apply for admission to the Athletic Training Interest program. Pre-requisite courses for AT are KAPP155, KAPP220, KAPP210 and KAPP240. Directed observation hours, clinical evaluations and competencies, essay, and recommendations are required.
- Dietetics: Must have completed at least one semester of chemistry (CHEM 101 or 103). Minimum GPA of 2.5 also required.
- Exercise Science: Grade of C- or better in BISC 207 and CHEM 103. Minimum GPA of 2.5 also required.
- Health Sciences: Requires interview with program manager.
- Health Sciences/Occupational Therapy option: Admission is limited due to joint admission decisions by UD and Thomas Jefferson University.
- Medical Laboratory Science: Completion of BISC207, 208, 276, 300, CHEM103, 104, 213, 214, and 216. Completion of 60 credits and a 2.0 GPA are required. Students interested in the major can apply at any time for admission to the Medical Lab & Diagnostics Interest program.
- Medical Diagnostics: Completion of BISC207, 208, 300, CHEM 103, 104, 321, 322, BISC 276/PHYS201/PHYS 202 OR KAAP309/310, and MATH course from approved list. Completion of 60 credits and a 3.0 GPA are required. Students interested in the major can apply at any time for admission to the Medical Lab & Diagnostics Interest program.
- Nursing: Completion of NURS101 (starting Spring 2013), BISC207 and CHEM103 or CHEM105. 3.0 GPA required. Admission also is dependent on space available. Nursing will accept NURS 101 or BISC 276, as well as BISC 207 and CHEM 103 or 105 for consideration.
Dates to request transfers into the above majors
For Spring of 2014:
- The change of major period for College of Engineering restricted majors is from the time all fall final
grades are posted through January 17. Departments will notify students of their decisions by January 24, 2014.
- For the College of Arts & Science, the change of major period for Fashion Merchandising is February 15th.
The Communication major will review COMI students once they have completed the four required entry courses.
- For the College of Business & Economics, for the Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation major,
students may apply at any time by completing an application. Applications will be accepted and processed on a rolling basis.
However, the end of the second week of fall semester will be the deadline for spring admission into the major.
- For the College of Health Sciences, the time period when Nursing makes change of major decisions is
dependent on final grades for Fall/Spring and space availability.
- For all other colleges/departments with restrictions, students seeking to enter restricted majors submit Change of Major requests from February 10, 2014 through February 24, 2014. Departments will notify students by March 2.