Change of Major Information for Undergraduates

Students wishing to change their major are encouraged to speak to their academic advisors before submitting an application. To apply for a change of major, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Submit a Request for Change of Major form through the Student Record System portal. Admissions will print an unofficial grade report to include with your change of major application.

  2. Submit a Change of Major Statement addressing the following topics:
    • Discuss your reasons for requesting a change of major, and explain how these reasons relate to your future goals (personal, educational, and professional).
    • Describe how a change of major will affect your academic plan from this point forward, and include any steps you will take to ensure a smooth transition.
  3. Submit any additional materials required for the degree program to which you would like to change. Please see the table below for a list of additional materials required by each program.

Current Program

Desired Program

Additional Materials Required

BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation,
or BS in Computer Science and Game Design

BS in Computer Engineering,
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, or BS in Computer Science and Game Design, or BA in Game Design

No additional materials required

Any

BFA in Digital Art and Animation

Art Portfolio

BA in Game Design, or
BFA in Digital Art and Animation

BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, or
BS in Computer Science and Game Design

Transcripts must show a "B" average in math classes including precalculus

BFA in Digital Art and Animation

BA in Game Design

No additional materials required

Change of Major Deadlines

  • July 31, 2017: Last day to submit request for a Change of Major for Fall 2017
  • November 27, 2017: Last day to submit request for a Change of Major for Spring 2018
  • March 26, 2018: Last day to submit request for a Change of Major for Summer 2018
  • July 30, 2018: Last day to submit request for a Change of Major for Fall 2018

Questions?

Contact the Admissions Office at admissions.sg[at]digipen[dot]edu.