Students must officially declare a major before they
can graduate from SDSU. You will be held to major
in the General Catalog that are in effect at the time you declare
Declaring/Changing Your Major
At the time of admission to the university, each undergraduate student is assigned to a pre-major or major field or curriculum, or is designated as an undeclared major. After registration, all students wishing to change their major or curriculum should check with the department of their intended major for requirements and filing periods. The same form and process is used to declare a major or minor, or change your existing major or minor.
Follow these steps to declare or change to a new major:
- Click the link below to download and print the "Declaration of Major or Minor" form.
- Complete your student information and bring the form to the department of your current major if you are changing your primary major. If you are adding a second major or minor, you can go directly to the department of that major for approval.
- The next step for changing your primary major is to take the form to the department of the major or minor you wish to declare. The department will fill out the rest of the information and provide you with a major code.
- Return the form to the Office of the Registrar in SSW-1641.
If you are declaring a new pre-major, additional review may occur before processing the change of major. If you mail us the form or drop it in our in-box, allow 48 hours for the change to take effect. Upon change or declaration of major, students must adopt the requirements of the major and any minors in effect at that time.
Declaration of Major or Minor form