College of Liberal Arts CODO requirements

Current Purdue students can view the criteria to change their major to the College of Liberal Arts 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.


All College of Liberal Arts Majors (full list available here)

General Requirements: 

  • Minimum Semesters: 0 
  • Minimum Credits: 0 
  • 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 Liberal Arts Advising website

Advising Office Location:

BRNG 1114

Advising Next Steps:

Students need to go to the CLA CODO website and choose one of two options: Declare a Liberal Arts Major OR Declare Liberal Arts Undecided. Students will review PowerPoint that Downloads and then complete survey at the end of PPT.