Changing Your Major

Major Changes Don’t Have To Be Major

Do you want to change your major? Add a major? Add a minor or concentration?

Making changes to your major and minor can be a very easy process. Many students change their major at Gordon College once they have a better idea of their interests and abilities. You can deepen your educational plan by taking the time to consider additional majors or minors. Many majors also have concentrations that offer additional courses in specific topics within in the major.

Changing your Major/Adding a Major

Forms are available from the Registrar or from your advisor. This form must be signed by your current advisor, your new department chair and your new advisor.
  • Meet with your current advisor to talk about the transition to the new major.
  • Meet with the department chair of your new major to discuss your plans.
  • Meet with your new advisor to introduce yourself and discuss your academic goals.
  • Return the completed form to the Registrar's Office in Jenks 216
  • Your advising worksheet on my.gordon will be updated with the course requirements for your new major. 

Adding a Concentration within your Major

A departmental concentration is a prescribed group of courses related to a specific topic within your major. Forms are available from the Registrar or from your advisor. This form must be signed by your current advisor, and the concentration advisor (often the same person).
  • Meet with your current advisor to talk about adding the concentration.
  • Meet with your concentration advisor to introduce yourself and discuss your academic goals.
  • Return the completed form to the Registrar's Office in Jenks 216.
  • Your advising worksheet on my.gordon will be updated with the course requirements for your concentration.

Declaring a Minor

A minor is a set of courses taken outside of your major. Check the academic catalog for available minors. Forms are available from the Registrar or from your advisor. This form must be signed by your current advisor and the department chair and advisor of the minor.
  • Meet with your advisor to discuss adding the minor.
  • Meet with the department chair for the chosen minor to discuss your plans.
  • Meet with your minor advisor to talk about course options for your new minor. 
  • Return the completed form to the Registrar's Office in Jenks 216.
  • Your advising worksheet on my.gordon will be updated to include course requirements for the minor.