Changing Your Major

Note: This process was formerly known as Change of Degree Objective (CODO)

Students wanting to change their major to a College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) major, add a second major or degree, or switch to another HHS major should talk to their current academic advisor and follow these steps:

Learn about your major of interest:

There are several ways to gather information about HHS majors and changing your major to one in HHS:

  1. Review the Major Change Requirements and Major Change Information Chart.
  2. Run a “What If” report in MyPurduePlan for your desired major.

    Directions:

    • Log into MyPurdue
    • Select the Academic Tab
    • Select MyPurduePlan
    • On the “Worksheets” Tab, Click “What If”
    • Select the Level (ex. Undergraduate)
    • The Degree (ex. Bachelor of Science)
    • The Catalog Term (ex. Fall 2015)
    • Choose the Major you are interested in
    • Select the College (Health and Human Sciences)
    • Select Minor, if you wish
    • Click “Process What-If” tab
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  3. Attend an HHS HHS Advising Information Meeting. Advising meetings are strongly recommended.

    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

Register for an advising meeting here. If you experience problems registering, please e-mail hhsmajorchange@purdue.edu.

Complete the Major Change Process:

STEP 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.

STEP 2: Check your Purdue email regularly for messages related to your major change request, and follow all instructions therein. 

STEP 3: Check myPurdue to see your new major and new advisor after a major change request has been approved.

***If you are a first-year student and you have a Presidential or Trustees scholarship, you must remain in the program (major) to which you were originally admitted for at least one full academic year. If you change programs during your first year, you will relinquish your scholarship. See important notes regarding scholarships here.

 Visit Purdue Academic Advising for more information about the Purdue Changing Your Major process. 

Major Change Information Chart

Majors Academic Advising Worksheet Degree Requirements / Four Year Plan by Catalog Year

Consumer Science (CSR)

Apparel Design and Technology (ADTC)
Major Change Requirements | Fact Sheet
** ** ** ** ** 2014
Apparel Design and Technology with Fashion Design (ADTC+FD)
Major Change Requirements | Fact Sheet
** ** ** ** ** 2014
Apparel Design and Technology with Fashion Merchandise Management (ADTC+FMM)
Major Change Requirements | Fact Sheet
  ** ** ** ** ** 2014
Financial Counseling and Planning (FCPL)
Major Change Requirements | Fact Sheet
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Retail Management (REMG)
Major Change Requirements | Fact Sheet
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Retail Management IPFW (REMG)
Major Change Requirements | Fact Sheet
** ** ** ** ** 2014
Retail Management with Fashion Merchandise Management (REMG+FMM)
Major Change Requirements | Fact Sheet
** ** ** ** ** 2014
Selling and Sales Management (SELL)
Major Change Requirements | Fact Sheet
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Health and Kinesiology (HK)

Applied Exercise and Health (APEX)
Major Change Requirements
** ** ** 2016 2015 2014
Athletic Training (ATHL)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Health/Physical Education (HPET)
Major Change Requirements
** ** ** ** ** 2014
Kinesiology (KINE) 
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017      
Pre-Applied Exercise & Health (APEP)
Major Change Requirements
** ** ** 2016 2015 2014
Pre-Athletic Training (ATHP)
Major Change Requirements
** ** ** 2016 2015 2014
Public Health (PUBH)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Health Sciences (HSCI)

Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Pre-Chiropractic Concentration (PRCH)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Pre-Dentistry Concentration (PRDN)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Pre-Medicine Concentration (PMED)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration (PROT)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Pre-Optometry Concentration (PROP)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration (PRPH)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration (PRPA)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Public Health Concentration (PUBH)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLAB)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Occupational Health Science (OCCH)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Radiological Health Sciences (RADH)
Major Change Requirements

2015 2014
Radiological Health Sciences Health Physics Concentration (RADH-HLPH)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016
Radiological Health Sciences Pre-Medical Physics Concentration (RADH-PRMP)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016
Radiological Health Sciences/Pre-Medical Physics (RHMP)
Major Change Requirements
** ** ** ** 2015 2014

Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM)

Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTMT)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

Developmental and Family Science (DVFS)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs (ECED)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Family and Consumer Science Education (FCSE)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Human Services (XHSB)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Nursing (NUR)

Nursing - BSN (NRS)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2019 2018
2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Nutrition Science (NUTR)

Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CRDT)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Didactic Dietetics (DIDA)
Major Change Requirements
** ** ** ** 2015 2014
Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness and Health (DNFH)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Foods and Nutrition in Business (FNBS)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016
Nutrition Science (NUSC)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Nutrition, Fitness and Health (NFHL)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Psychological Sciences (PSY)

Brain and Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Psychological Sciences (PSYS)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS)

Speech Language Hearing Sciences (SLHU)
Major Change Requirements
2019 2018 2017 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

*This degree program is either no longer accepting applicants and/or no longer offered.

**No degree requirements are available due to the fact that this degree program is either no longer accepting applicants and/or no longer offered.

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