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Academic Advising

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Changing a major or minor

How do I change my major?

A student interested in changing majors should discuss this desire with both the current advisor and the chairperson/dean for the new major. A student changing majors must complete a Request to Add/Change/Drop a Major or Change Catalogs form. A paper form may be obtained in the Academic Resource Center, the Registrar's Office, or from the Academic Advising Coordinator (Murphy Center 333). This form must be filled in and signed by the advisor, the head of the department the student is changing to, and the student. The form can be turned in to the Academic Advising Coordinator, Lisa Konkel (Murphy Center 333), or to the Academic Resource Center (Murphy Center 332).

Students who are not on the main Viterbo campus may fill out the form and forward it to their advisor, who can sign the form and forward it to the head of the new department. Students who do this should contact the head of the new department to discuss the new major and also to alert them that the form will be coming. Once the form is completed and signed, it should be routed to the Academic Advising Coordinator, Lisa Konkel (Murphy Center 333).

The change may be made at any time of the year, however, students should try to avoid the busy weeks of registration. Once a student has filed a completed Change of Major form the Academic Advising Coordinator will assign a new advisor. The student will be notified by email with the contact information for their new advisor.

How do I add or change a minor?

Students are not required to declare a minor unless specified for a given major or school. Students may choose one or more minors from the approved list in the University Undergraduate Catalog and complete the Request to Add/Drop a Minor form. A paper form may be obtained in the Academic Resource Center, the Registrar's Office, or from the Academic Advising Coordinator (Murphy Center 333). The requirements for a minor are listed by each department in the respective catalog. In a student's choice of a minor, the student must follow one and the same catalog along with the major.

A student must complete a Request to Add/Drop a minor form for the addition or deletion of a minor. The student, advisor, and head of the minor program need to sign and the form can be turned in to the Academic  Advising Coordinator, Lisa Konkel (Murphy Center 333), or to the Academic Resource Center (Murphy Center 332).

Students who are not on the main Viterbo campus may fill out the form and forward it to their advisor, who can sign the form and forward it to the head of the department housing the minor. Students who do this should contact the head of the new department to discuss the new minor and also to alert them that the form will be coming. Once the form is completed and signed, it should be routed to the Academic Advising Coordinator, Lisa Konkel (Murphy Center 333).