Declaring a Major or Minor

Declaring a Major 

Undergraduates who are advised in the Academic Advising Center (Ninth Street Hall) must speak to their advisor about changing their major.

If an undergraduate student is presently a declared major in another department and wants to change that major, he/she must contact the appropriate Certifying Dean's Office for the new major. 

If an undergraduate student would like to declare a second major or degree, he/she must contact their major Certifying Officer.

College of Arts & Humanities - Angie Rhoads (amrhoads@eiu.edu)
College of Education & Professional Studies - Bonnie Wilson (bkwilson@eiu.edu)
College of Sciences - Janet Fopay (jlfopay@eiu.edu)
Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences - Amy Annis (amannis@eiu.edu)
B.A. in General Studies - Lori Brewer (ldbrewer@eiu.edu)

If you need to check which college the new major is in, click here for the majors by college.

Please note, that If you are currently enrolled in the BGS degree program, and want to switch majors, you must:

  • Complete a paper undergraduate application for admission through Undergraduate Admissions which can be found here. To apply online, click here.
  • Send an email to the BA in General Studies Degree Program, bgsba@eiu.edu , stating that you are withdrawing from the program.

Declaring a Minor

Undergraduates who are advised in the Academic Advising Center (Ninth Street Hall) will declare minors there.

All other undergraduates should see their Certifying Officer to add or drop a minor.