Changing Your Major

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

Current enrolled Purdue undergraduate 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:

*If you have recently been admitted to Purdue University for an upcoming term you may be able to change your academic major through the Office of Admissions Application Portal. Please visit your Admissions Portal for more information.

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. HHS Register for an Advising Meeting.

    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 have a scholarship be sure to talk with the Division of Financial Aid (DFA) about any negative consequences for changing your major. You can 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

Health and Kinesiology (HK)

Applied Exercise and Health (APEX) ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 2016 2015
Athletic Training (ATHL) ** 2019 2018 2017 ** 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Kinesiology (KINE) 
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017    
Movement and Sports Sciences (MVMT) ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 2016 2015

Health Sciences (HSCI)

Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Concentration (IDHS) 2020 2020
Pre-Chiropractic Concentration (PRCH) ** 2019 2018 2017 ** 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Pre-Dentistry Concentration (PRDN)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Pre-Medicine Concentration (PMED)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration (PROT) ** 2019 2018 2017 ** 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Pre-Optometry Concentration (PROP)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration (PRPH) ** 2019 2018 2017 ** 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration (PRPA)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Public Health Concentration (PUBH) ** 2019 2018 2017 ** 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLAB)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019
2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Occupational Health Science (OCCH)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Radiological Health Sciences (RADH) ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 2015
Radiological Health Sciences Health Physics Concentration (RADH-HLPH)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Radiological Health Sciences Pre-Medical Physics Concentration (RADH-PRMP)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Radiological Health Sciences/Pre-Medical Physics (RHMP) ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 2015

Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM)

Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTMT)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Division of Consumer Science (CSR):

Financial Counseling and Planning (FCPL)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Retail Management (REMG)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Selling and Sales Management (SELL)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

Developmental and Family Science (DVFS)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs (ECED)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Family and Consumer Science Education (FCSE)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Human Services (XHSB)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Nursing (NUR)

Nursing - BSN (NRS)
Major Change Requirements | FAQs
2020 2019 2018
2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Nutrition Science (NUTR)

Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CRDT)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Didactic Dietetics (DIDA) ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 2015
Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness and Health (DNFH)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Foods and Nutrition in Business (FNBS) ** 2019 2018 2017 ** 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Nutrition Science (NUSC)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Nutrition, Fitness and Health (NFHL)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Psychological Sciences (PSY)

Brain and Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Psychological Sciences (PSYS)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Public Health (PUBH)

Public Health (PUBH)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS)

Speech Language Hearing Sciences (SLHU)
Major Change Requirements
2020 2019 2018 2017 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

 

**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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