College of Agriculture CODO requirements

Current Purdue students can view the criteria to change their major to the College of Agriculture below. Purdue students interested in changing their major should meet with their current academic advisor to discuss their options and begin the online process. Once the student’s Major Change (CODO) has been processed, students will receive an email with instructions to authorize the change.

 

Students will need to meet the criteria below to be eligible to change their major. A student’s catalog term, typically the semester you started at Purdue, will be used to determine the Major Change criteria that applies to you. Students can find their catalog term at the top of their myPurduePlan below the degree progress bar. The major change information below is for catalog term 2020-2021; see the University Undergraduate Academic Advising Major Change (CODO) website for prior catalog term criteria and FAQs.

 

For more information, visit the  College of Agriculture website.



Agricultural Administration

Majors/Programs:

Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NREV)
Pre-Veterinary Medicine (PRMD)

General Requirements:

  • Minimum Semesters: 1
  • Minimum Credits: 12
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements:

  • n/a

Other Requirements:

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions.
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation)

Advising website:

College of Agriculture Academic Advisors

Advising Office Location:

FPRD Room 101B (NRES)
AGAD Room 121 (PRMD)

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with departmental advisor.


Majors/Programs:

Plant Studies - Exploratory (Pre) (PPSC)

General Requirements:

  • Minimum Semesters: 1
  • Minimum Credits: 12
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER. 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions. 
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation).

Advising website:

College of Agriculture Academic Advisors

Advising Office Location:

AGAD 121

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with a departmental advisor.


Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Majors/Programs:

Agricultural Engineering (XEAG)

General Requirements:

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5

Course Requirements: 

  • C- or better in the following:
    • MA 16100 or MA 16500 
    • MA 16200 or MA 16600 
    • CHM 11500 
    • CHM 11600 
    • PHYS 17200 
    • Oral Communication Foundational Outcome course (typically COM 11400) 
    • Written Communication Foundational Outcome course (typically ENGL 10600)

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER. 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation). 
  • CODO into Agricultural Engineering is only applicable to students not in First Year Engineering. FYE students must follow the Transition to Major process.

Advising website:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Advising website

Advising Office Location:

See Agricultural and Biological Engineering Advising website for current office location.

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with a departmental advisor.


Majors/Programs: 

Agricultural Systems Management (ASM)
Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) - AgroSecurity Concentration (AGSM)
Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) - Data and Information Systems Concentration (DAIS)
Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) - Leadership and Management Concentration (LDMG)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER. 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions. 
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation).

Advising website:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Advising website

Advising Office Location:

See Agricultural and Biological Engineering Advising website for current office location.

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with a departmental advisor.


Majors/Programs:

Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering (ENRE)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5

Course Requirements: 

  • C- or better in the following: 
    • MA 16100 or MA 16500 
    • MA 16200 or MA 16600 
    • CHM 11500 
    • CHM 11600 
    • PHYS 17200 
    • Oral Communication Foundational Outcome course (typically COM 11400) 
    • Written Communication Foundational Outcome course (typically ENGL 10600)

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER. 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation). 
  • CODO into Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering is only applicable to students not in First Year Engineering. FYE students must follow the Transition to Major process.

Advising website:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Advising website

Advising Office Location:

See Agricultural and Biological Engineering Advising website for current office location.

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with a departmental advisor.


Majors/Programs:

Biological Engineering (BIEN) - BioEnvironmental Engineering Concentration (BENV)
Biological Engineering (BIEN) - Cell and Biomolecular Engineering Concentration (CBOE)
Biological Engineering (BIEN) - Food and Biological Process Engineering Concentration (FBPE)
Biological Engineering (BIEN) - Pharmaceutical Process Engineering Concentration (PHPE)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.8

Course Requirements: 

  • C or better in the following: 
    • MA 16100 or MA 16500 
    • MA 16200 or MA 16600 
    • CHM 11500 
    • CHM 11600 
    • PHYS 17200 
    • Oral Communication Foundational Outcome course (typically COM 11400) 
    • Written Communication Foundational Outcome course (typically ENGL 10600)

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER. 
  • Students are admitted on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS ONLY. Space is limited. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation). 
  • P/NP grade option is not allowed for any courses on the course requirement list. 
  • Students must earn a C or better in any 20000-level or higher engineering, math, or science courses if completed prior to CODO. 
  • CODO into Biological Engineering is only applicable to students not in First Year Engineering. FYE students must follow the Transition to Major process.

Advising website:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Advising website

Advising Office Location:

See Agricultural and Biological Engineering Advising website for current office location.

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with a departmental advisor.


Agricultural Economics

Majors/Programs:

Agribusiness (AGBS)
Agribusiness: Agribusiness Management Concentration, BS
Agribusiness: Agricultural Finance Concentration, BS
Agribusiness: Agricultural Marketing Concentration, BS
Agribusiness: Commodity Marketing Concentration, BS
Agribusiness: Food Marketing Concentration, BS
Agricultural Economics (AGEC)
Agricultural Economics: Applied Agricultural Economics Concentration, BS
Agricultural Economics: Commodity Marketing Concentration, BS
Agricultural Economics: Quantitative Analysis Concentration, BS
Farm Management (FARM)
Sales and Marketing (SLMK)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation)

Advising website:

Agricultural Economics  Academic Advisors

Advising Office Location:

Krannert Building, Room # 651

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with departmental advisor.


Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication

Majors/Programs:

Agricultural Communication (AGCM)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation)

Advising website:

College of Agriculture Academic Advisors

Advising Office Location:

Lilly Hall of Life Sciences Room 3-235 and Lilly Hall of Life Sciences Room 3-236

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with departmental advisor.


Majors/Programs:

Agricultural Education (AGED)

General Requirements:

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation) 
  • A minimum GPA of 2.50 is highly recommended for Agricultural Education (AGED) as 2.50 serves as a pre-requisite GPA to take teacher education courses.

Advising website:

College of Agriculture Academic Advisors

Advising Office Location:

Lilly Hall of Life Sciences Room 3-235 and Lilly Hall of Life Sciences Room 3-236

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with departmental advisor.


Agronomy

Majors/Programs:

Agronomy (SUAS)
Agronomy: Agronomic Business and Marketing Concentration, BS
Agronomy: Crop and Soil Management Concentration, BS
Agronomy: International Agronomy Concentration, BS
Applied Meteorology and Climatology (AMCL)
Crop Science (CPSC)
Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology (PGBB)
Soil and Water Sciences (SHSC)

General Requirements:

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation)

Advising website:

College of Agriculture Academic Advisors

Advising Office Location:

Lilly 3-440

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with departmental advisor.


Animal Sciences

Majors/Programs:

Animal Sciences: Animal Agribusiness Concentration (ASCI)
Animal Sciences: Behavior/Well-Being Concentration (ASCI)
Animal Sciences: Biosciences Concentration (ASCI)
Animal Sciences: Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration (ASCI)
Animal Sciences: Production Concentration (ASCI)
Animal Sciences: Products Concentration

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements:

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation)

Advising website:

College of Agriculture Animal Sciences Current Undergraduate Students website

Advising Office Location:

CRTN Room 1058

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with departmental advisor.


Biochemistry

Majors/Programs:

Biochemistry (BCHM)
Biochemistry (BCHM): Pre-Med Concentration (PMED)
Biochemistry (BCHM): Pre-Vet Concentration (PRMD)

General Requirements:

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75

Course Requirements: 

  • C- or better in the following: 
    • CHM 11500

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER. 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions. 
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation). 
  • If completed prior to CODO, students must have earned grades of C- or higher in core courses, which are CHM 11600, CHM 25500, CHM 25600, BIOL 23100, BCHM 36200/46200/46300 or BCHM 56100/56200/46300.
  • Students interested in CODOing to Biochemistry are strongly encouraged to meet with a Biochemistry advisor before submitting their request.

Advising website:

Department of Biochemistry website

Advising Office Location:

BCHM Room 120

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with a departmental advisor.


Botany and Plant Pathology

Majors/Programs:

Plant Science (PLSC)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation)

Advising website:

College of Agriculture Academic Advisors

Advising Office Location:

Lilly Hall Room 1-446C

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with departmental advisor.


Entomology

Majors/Programs:

Insect Biology (IBIO)
Insect Biology: Forensic Entomology Concentration (FRSE)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation)

Advising website:

College of Agriculture, Deparment of Entomology Advising Contacts

Advising Office Location:

Smith 127

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with departmental advisor.


Food Science

Majors/Programs:

Food Science (FDSC)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER. 
  • Students are admitted on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS ONLY. Space is limited. 
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation). 
  • Note: Strong performance in 10000 and 20000-level mathematics and science courses is necessary to be successful in the Food Science major as a 2.5 mathematics/science GPA is required to enroll in 30000-level Food Science courses.

Advising website:

Food Science Academic Advising and Planning website

Advising Office Location:

NLSN Room 2203

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with a departmental advisor.


Forestry and Natural Resources 

Majors/Programs:

Aquatic Sciences: Fisheries Concentration (FISH)
Aquatic Sciences (AQSC): Marine and Freshwater Biology Concentration (MAFB)
Forestry Forestry (FORS): Forest Management Concentration (FRMG)
Forestry (FORS): Forest Science Concentration (FORC)
Forestry (FORS): Sustainable Biomaterials Concentration (SUBO)
Forestry (FORS): Urban Forestry (UFOR)
Wildlife (WLDL)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER. 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions. 
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation).

Advising website:

Forestry and Natural Resources website

Advising Office Location:

PFEN Room G003

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with a departmental advisor.


Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Majors/Programs:

Horticulture (HOSC): Horticultural Production and Marketing Concentration (HPMK)
Horticulture (HOSC): Landscape Contracting and Management Concentration (LACM)
Horticulture (HOSC): Landscape Design Concentration (LADS)
Horticulture (HOSC): Landscape Enterprise Management Concentration (LAEM)
Horticulture (HOSC): Plant Science Concentration (PLSC)
Horticulture (HOSC): Public Horticulture Concentration (PUHT)
Sustainable Food and Farming Systems (SFS) 
Turf Management and Science (TMGT)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 1 
  • Minimum Credits: 12 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER. 
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions. 
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation).

Advising website:

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture website

Advising Office Location:

HORT 207B

Advising Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to speak with a departmental advisor.


Majors/Programs:

Pre-Landscape Architecture (PRLA)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 2 
  • Minimum Credits: 24 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5

Course Requirements: 

  • n/a

Other Requirements: 

  • Students are accepted for FALL and SUMMER. 
  • Students are admitted on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS ONLY. Space is limited. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing (not on academic probation). 
  • Completion of LA 10110 is strongly encouraged. 
  • Students who meet general requirements and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are automatically accepted 
  • Note: Landscape Architecture is a 4 year program with 1 year required coopertive internship for students to complete. Students are expected to speak with a departmental advisor prior to CODO.

Advising website:

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture website

Advising Office Location:

HORT 207B

Advising Next Steps:

Students are expected to speak with a departmental advisor prior to CODO.