Change Your Major

Welcome! If you are looking to apply for or change your Arts & Sciences major or minor, you are in the right spot!

If you need any assistance in finding a major that’s the right fit for you, check out our tips for choosing a major, meet with your academic advisor, browse our Exploring UofL Majors page, or check out the resources offered by the Career Development Center.

Majors in the College of Arts & Sciences have varying admission requirements and prerequisites. Some majors require you to have a minimum GPA to apply, or list courses you must pass before being admitted. Many of our majors don’t have specific admission requirements, so we encourage you to apply for them as soon as you have chosen them! Please check to see if you meet the requirements before you apply for the major.

Once you have applied for your major or submitted a change of major request, it could take up to 6-8 weeks for processing.

  • Admission requirements for A&S majors are listed below. *
  • Admission requirements for A&S minors and certificates are listed here. *

*Always follow the requirements listed in your Undergraduate Catalog.

After you have been accepted to your major you should see your departmental advisor.

There is a directory of all advisors (both academic and departmental) here.


To apply for a major in a different unit (Business, Education, etc.), click here for more info.

When you have earned 90 degree applicable hours, please apply for a Preliminary Degree Check to make sure you are ready to graduate in the coming semesters.

 

A&S Major Admission Requirements (click major to view requirements):

Functional fluency in ASL and basic interpreting competencies (must have completed ASL 101, 102, 201, 202 and ITP 115, 215, 220); GPA: 2.25 overall and 3.0 in ASL/ITP courses.

GPA: 2.0 overall.

  • Students must submit an application and a portfolio to the Art Department in order to take studio arts courses (except in special situations). Admission is selective. Please consult the Department of Fine Arts for details.

Tip: You may take ARTH 250, 270 or 290 to cover both the Art B.A. and the General Education Art requirement prior to admission to the Art Department.

UofL GPA: 2.0 overall.

No specific admission requirements.

For students admitted to UofL starting in the Summer 2010 semester or later:

  • Completion of BIOL 240, 242 and 244 with a grade of C or better; completion of MATH 111 with a grade of C or better OR placement into a mathematics course above the level of MATH 111 on the basis of either the UofL math placement exam or ACT/SAT score; GPA: 2.0 overall.

For students admitted to UofL starting in the Summer 2016 semester or later:

  • CHEM 202 (or equivalent course from another institution) with a C or better.
  • BA in Communication - COMM 201 with a C or better; GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.
  • BS in Communication - COMM 201 with a C or better; GPA: 2.5 overall and 2.0 in major.

No specific admission requirements.

Completion of ENGL 101 and 102 (or ENGL 105 or approved substitute); GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.

GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.

No specific admission requirements.

GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.

Completion of 15 semester hours; GPA: 2.0 overall.

GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.

Please visit the Liberal Studies website to get more information about the Liberal Studies Program.

Unless otherwise noted admission to Liberal Studies requires:

  • 45 semester hours of college work completed;
  • GPA: 2.75 overall (including transfer credit hours and grades if applicable); and
  • Submit a written proposal of degree program for approval by the Liberal Studies Committee. This proposal must be approved by Dr. John Hale before the applicant can be accepted as an approved Liberal Studies major.

Enrollment in a mathematics course beyond MATH 205; GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.

No specific admission requirements.

GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.

No specific admission requirements.

No specific admission requirements.

No specific admission requirements.

  • Effective Summer 2016:

PSYC 201 (or approved substitute) with a C or better; MATH 111 (College Algebra) or higher level Math course; PSYC 301 (or approved substitute) with a C or better; 30 hours of degree-applicable credit completed; GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major; and minimum grade of C- in all courses used to meet departmental requirements in the Psychology major.

  • Effective Summer 2013:
    PSYC 201 (or approved substitute) with a C or better; completion of the General Education Mathematics requirement; PSYC 301 (or approved substitute) with a C or better; 30 hours of degree-applicable credit completed; GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major; and minimum grade of C- in all courses used to meet departmental requirements in the Psychology major.
  • Effective Fall 2010:
    PSYC 201 (or approved substitute) with a C or better; PSYC 301 (or approved substitute) with a C or better; 30 hours of degree-applicable credit completed; GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.
  • Effective Fall 2006:

SOC 301 with a C or better; GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major. This degree also requires completion of SOC 303 and SOC 320 with a C or better.

  • Prior to Fall 2006:

GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.

  • SPAN 201 with a C or better.
  • GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.

GPA: 2.0 overall

No specific admission requirements.

GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.0 in major.