Change Your Major

Looking to change your major? The Change of Degree Objective process is used to update a student’s major or other curriculum data in PNW’s student-information system.

Current Students

If you have begun your first semester at PNW and wish to change your major, follow these steps.

  1. Meet with your current academic adviser to discuss the change of major and see if you meet the new major’s requirements. Review the major declaration criteria for each PNW college here.
  2. Print and fill out the Change of Degree Objective (CODO) / Change of Major form (PDF).
  3. Meet with the academic adviser of the new major, who will check eligibility and sign the form.
  4. You or your adviser can submit the form to the Office of the Registrar:
    • Hammond Campus – Lawshe Room 130
    • Westville Campus – Schwarz Room 40
  5. Check in myPNW to verify that the request has been processed.

Academic Requirements: Changing Your Major

All Departments except the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • GPA: 2.20 (including rounding of the GPA requirement from 2.15 to 2.19)
  • Good Academic Standing

 

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • GPA: 2.0 (including rounding of the GPA requirement from 1.95 to 1.99)
  • Good Academic Standing

All Majors except Health Studies

  • Successful completion of MA 15400 or MA 15900 (or higher level math) with a “C” or better grade.  Students may be enrolled in MA 15400 while admitted to the College of Engineering and Sciences.
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher (including rounding of the GPA requirement from 2.45 to 2.49)

 

Health Studies

  • Successful completion of MA 15300 (or higher level math) with a “C” or better grade. Students may be enrolled in MA 15300 while admitted to the College of Engineering and Sciences.
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher (including rounding of the GPA requirement from 2.45 to 2.49)

All Departments except the School of Education

  • GPA: 2.0 (including rounding from 1.95 to 1.99)
  • Credit Hours: 9 college credits at Purdue University Northwest

 

School of Education and Counseling

  • Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education

o GPA: 2.5 (including rounding of the GPA requirement from 2.45 to 2.49)

o Elementary Education: Grades of “B-” or better in ENGL 10400, ENGL 10500, and COM 11400.

o Early Childhood Education: Grades of “C” or better in ENGL 10400, ENGL 10500, and COM 11400.

o Transfer grades will be reviewed.

  • Secondary Education – Meet the specific college’s requirements for the intended discipline (Examples: English, Foreign Language, or Social Studies in the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences. Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics in the College of Engineering and Sciences.)
  • Online Application Deadlines: October 1 and February 1 (Admission is granted by committee until capacity is reached.)
  • Courses: Minimum of 2 Science Core and 2 Liberal Arts Core with “B” (3.0) or better grade in each course.
  • Core GPA: Minimum 3.0 to apply (including rounding of the GPA requirement from 2.95 to 2.99)
  • View all requirements on the PNW College of Nursing web site.
  • GPA: 2.20 (including rounding of the GPA requirement from 2.15 to 2.19)
  • Successful completion of MA 14700 (or higher level math) with a “C” or better grade.  Students may be enrolled in MA 14700 while admitted to the College of Technology.

A PNW student in the classroom.

Entering Students

If you are a new student who has yet to begin your first term at PNW, contact the Office of Admissions at (219) 989-2213 or (219) 785-5505 to update your major.

A PNW student in the classroom.

Entering Students

If you are a new student who has yet to begin your first term at PNW, contact the Office of Admissions at (219) 989-2213 or (219) 785-5505 to update your major.