Office of Student Success - I Need to Change My Major

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, May 15 (Census Date)
    • Deadline to add or drop summer courses 
    • Deadline for dropping individual course without a recorded grade
  • Deadline to withdraw from an individual summer course
    • See the Registrar's Website (dates vary per course)
  • Sunday, August 26th
    • Last day to withdraw with no academic financial penalty (other fees may still apply)
  • Monday, August 27th
    • Fall classes begin   
  • Tuesday, September 11th (Census Date) 
    • Deadline to add or drop fall courses
    • Deadline for dropping individual classes without a recorded grade
    • Deadline for Application for Graduation 

Change Your Major or Minor

Information on how to change your major or minor can be found below.

If you're not sure about your choice and want to discuss what your new major or minor will look like, you can schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

 

Change Your Major

If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis before Fall 2016, you must make all changes to your major or minor through the Registrar's Office, located in Miller Student Services, Room 160.

If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis after Fall 2016, you can change your major with an online form. To fill out the form:

  • Fill out the first four boxes (First Name, Last Name, Student ID, and Cell Phone Number)
  • In the next box, choose your current major. If you are an undeclared student, you can choose that as an option.
  • If you have already declared a minor, a double major, or a double minor, choose the correct option from either the Current Second Major, Current First Minor, or Current Second Minor boxes. If you do not have a minor or double major, leave this blank.

If you want to declare your major (Undeclared students):

  • Scroll down to "Make Changes Below."
  • Under the "Major" section, choose Declare Major from the first box. The page will reload.
  • Choose your preferred major from the Major 1 box.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Submit."

Need help choosing a major? Check our I Need to Choose a Major page.

If you want to change your current major to something else:

  • Scroll down to "Make Changes Below."
  • Under the "Major" section, choose Change First Major from the first box. The page will reload.
  • Choose your new major from the Major 1 box.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Submit."

Add A Double Major

All declared double majors will have to fill out a Double Major form.

You can only declare a double major if you have already declared a first major. Double majors must also follow the discrete credit rule, where each of their majors must have at least 27 separate credits. If you are not sure your majors will have 27 discrete credits, you can meet with your advisor to check.


If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis before Fall 2016, you must make all changes to your major or minor through the Registrar's Office, located in Miller Student Services, Room 160.

If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis after Fall 2016, you can change your major with an online form. To fill out the form:

  • Fill out the first four boxes (First Name, Last Name, Student ID, and Cell Phone Number)
  • In the next box, choose your current major. If you are an undeclared student, you can choose that as an option.
  • If you currently have a minor, a double major, or a double minor, choose the correct option from either the Current Second Major, Current First Minor, or Current Second Minor boxes. If you do not already have a minor or double major, leave this blank.

If you want to declare a double major:

  • Scroll down to "Make Changes Below."
  • Under the "Major" section, choose Add Second Major from the third box. The page will reload.
  • Choose your preferred second major from the Major 2 box.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Submit."

If you want to change your second major:

  • Scroll down to "Make Changes Below."
  • Under the "Major" section, choose Change Second Major from the third box. The page will reload.
  • Choose your new second major from the Major 2 box.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Submit."

Drop a Double Major

If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis before Fall 2016, you must make all changes to your major or minor through the Registrar's Office, located in Miller Student Services, Room 160.

If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis after Fall 2016, you can change your major with an online form. To fill out the form:

  • Fill out the first four boxes (First Name, Last Name, Student ID, and Cell Phone Number)
  • In the next box, choose your current major. If you are an undeclared student, you can choose that as an option.
  • If you currently have a minor, a double major, or a double minor, choose the correct option from either the Current Second Major, Current First Minor, or Current Second Minor boxes. If you do not have a minor or double major, leave this blank.

If you want to drop one of your majors (declared double majors only):

  • Scroll down to "Make Changes Below."
  • Under the "Major" section, choose either Drop First Major from the first box or Drop Second Major from the second box, depending on whether you want to drop the first or second major you declared. The page will reload.
  • If you're dropping your first major, choose your current first major from the Major 1 box. If you're dropping your second major, choose your current second major from the Major 2 box.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Submit."

Add or Change Your Minor

You can declare a minor only if you have already declared a major. Your minor must have at least 12 discrete credits, or 12 credits that are counting for your minor but not also counting for your major. If you are not sure your major and minor will have 12 discrete credits, you can meet with your advisor to check.


If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis before Fall 2016, you must make all changes to your major or minor through the Registrar's Office, located in Miller Student Services, Room 160.

If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis after Fall 2016, you can change your minor with an online form. To fill out the form:

  • Fill out the first four boxes (First Name, Last Name, Student ID, and Cell Phone Number)
  • In the next box, choose your current major. If you are an undeclared student, you can choose that as an option.
  • If you currently have a minor, a double major, or a double minor, choose the correct option from either the Current Second Major, Current First Minor, or Current Second Minor boxes. If you do not already have a minor or double major, leave this blank.

If you want to declare a minor:

  • Scroll down to "Make Changes Below."
  • Under the "Minor" section, choose Declare First Minor from the first box. The page will reload.
  • Choose your preferred minor from the Minor 1 box.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Submit."

If you want to change your current minor:

  • Scroll down to "Make Changes Below."
  • Under the "Minor" section, choose Change First Minor from the first box. The page will reload.
  • Choose your new minor from the Minor 1 box.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Submit."

Add A Double Minor

You can only add a minor if you have already declared a major, you cannot declare your minor first. You can only add a double minor if you've already declared one minor. When adding a second minor, keep in mind that both minors must have 12 discrete credits, which means each minor must have 12 credits that are separate from your major and the other minor. 

Please check with your advisor if you're not sure a second minor will fit into your degree, and to make sure that your minors and major will not have an issue with discrete credits.


If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis before Fall 2016, you must make all changes to your major or minor through the Registrar's Office, located in Miller Student Services, Room 160.

If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis after Fall 2016, you can change your minor with an online form. To fill out the form:

  • Fill out the first four boxes (First Name, Last Name, Student ID, and Cell Phone Number)
  • In the next box, choose your current major. If you are an undeclared student, you can choose that as an option.
  • If you currently have a minor, a double major, or a double minor, choose the correct option from either the Current Second Major, Current First Minor, or Current Second Minor boxes. If you do not already have a minor or double major, leave this blank.

If you want to declare a double minor:

  • Scroll down to "Make Changes Below."
  • Under the "Minor" section, choose Add Second Minor from the third box. The page will reload.
  • Choose your preferred second minor from the Minor 2 box.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Submit."

Drop A Minor

If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis before Fall 2016, you must make all changes to your major or minor through the Registrar's Office, located in Miller Student Services, Room 160.

If you are a student who started at Fort Lewis after Fall 2016, you can change your minor with an online form. To fill out the form:

  • Fill out the first four boxes (First Name, Last Name, Student ID, and Cell Phone Number)
  • In the next box, choose your current major. If you are an undeclared student, you can choose that as an option.
  • If you currently have a minor, a double major, or a double minor, choose the correct option from either the Current Second Major, Current First Minor, or Current Second Minor boxes. If you do not already have a minor or double major, leave this blank.

If you want to drop your current minor(s):

  • Scroll down to "Make Changes Below," then move down to the "Minor" section. 
  • The next part will depend on whether you want to drop your first or second minor.
    • If you only have one minor or you want to drop the first minor you declared, choose Drop First Minor from the first box. Choose your current minor from the Minor 1 box.
    • If you have already declared two minors and want to drop your second one, choose Drop Second Minor from the second box. Choose your current second minor from the Minor 2 box.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Submit."