Changing Your Major (Major Transitions)

Major Transitions is a focus of academic and career advising dedicated to timely and intentional outreach to students who want or need redirection to a “better-fit” major. The program supports students in:

  • Making knowledgeable and informed decisions in choosing a major,
  • Reflecting on previous major or career interests and providing resources and methods for identifying alternative options and strengths,
  • Understanding there are many academic programs and careers to help students achieve their goals,
  • Considering a breadth of post college career and/or graduate school options,
  • Collaboratively working with advisors across campus, including UB’s offices of Student Advising Services, Career Services, College of Arts & Sciences, and Student Success & Retention.

Given over 60% of undergraduate students change their major at least one time before graduation, you are not alone if you are contemplating making a switch. The following list of UB multidisciplinary programs provides a great starting point in your investigation to change your major.

Last updated: September 30, 2016 3:24 pm EST

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