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Take the next giant leap toward pursuing your passion.

Interested in changing from one HHS major to another, switching out of another college into HHS, or adding a second HHS major or degree? Reach out to your current academic advisor and explore the recommendations below.

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How do I change my major?

Before setting up an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss changing your major or adding a second one, you’ll want to carefully explore the requirements for your desired HHS major. Review the information below to learn more about the step-by-step process for changing your major.

Steps for changing your major

  1. Review the Major Change Requirements and Degree Requirements.
  2. Complete a brief change-of-major interest survey. If you experience problems registering, please email hhsmajorchange@purdue.edu.
    During the meeting, an academic advisor will review:
    • The academic unit, its majors and why students select them.
    • Careers associated with these majors.
    • The requirements and process to change your major.
    • Answer any remaining questions you may have about the major/opportunities.
  3. Meet with an HHS Academic Advisor.

    After you complete the brief interest survey, within a few days you will be contacted to schedule a meeting with an HHS Academic Advisor.
  1. When you are ready to change your major, talk to your current academic advisor and they will initiate the online major change request process.
  2. Check your Purdue email account regularly for messages related to your major change request, and follow all instructions. 
  3. Check myPurdue to see your new major and new academic advisor after your major change request has been approved.

If you have a scholarship, be sure to talk with the Division of Financial Aid (DFA) about any potential negative consequences of changing your major.

Visit Purdue Academic Advising for more information about the process for changing your major. 

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