Adding, Changing, or Removing a Major or Minor

Updating your major or minor at the University is relatively simple.

Steps to add or change a major or minor

  1. Review the requirements for your desired major or minor in the current General Catalog. Be aware that some programs have specific requirements for entry and for graduation.
  2. Take note of the college, school, or department that houses your program of interest.
  3. Contact the appropriate advising office or academic advisor to request an advising appointment to discuss the major/minor requirements.
  4. If you are eligible to declare the major/minor, you and your academic advisor will complete and sign a declaration form. Once the form is processed by Admissions & Records, your new major/minor will be reflected in your MyNevada account.

Declaring a Liberal Arts major or minor

If your desired major or minor is housed in a liberal arts department or included on the list of liberal arts programs, you may contact the College of Liberal Arts Student Center or reach out to a faculty advisor for an advising appointment. If you are requesting an appointment during the winter or summer breaks, please contact the CLA Student Center to schedule with a College advisor.

Note: As of January 1, 2020, students who are not currently pursuing a major within the College of Liberal Arts must meet with a College advisor in the CLA Student Center before they can declare any liberal arts major.

Declaring a major or minor in another college or school

If your desired major or minor is not housed in the College of Liberal Arts, you will need to contact the appropriate college, school, or department to seek advising for the program. Visit the University’s Academic Advising webpage to locate contact information for advisors in other academic units.

Current liberal arts majors wishing to change to or add a major outside of CLA are encouraged to seek advising from the appropriate college-level academic advising office, to help ensure that your receive advising on all core and college-level requirements you may need to pursue your desired major program.

Steps to remove a major or minor

  1. You are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor prior to removing a major or minor plan so you are aware of any potential ramifications of doing so.
  2. Visit the Admissions & Records forms page to download the major declaration form or minor declaration form, as appropriate.
  3. Complete the form. An academic advisor’s signature is not required to be removed from a major or minor.
  4. Submit the completed form to the Office of Admissions & Records (second floor of the Fitzgerald Student Services Building).

Note: Degree-seeking students must have at least one major declared. If you wish to remove all major programs from your account but are uncertain what major plan to pursue, please seek advising from the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center.