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Changing my major?

ladisputeladispute Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
I just sent in my SIR today!
I was accepted as a Biochemistry major, but I want to change my major to Computer Science.
How difficult will this be? When/how do I go about doing this? And are there any negative repercussions?
Thank you!
also, any advice (regarding majors or not) is greatly appreciated =)
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Replies to: Changing my major?

  • Gunner4LifeGunner4Life Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    You should of done more research prior to asking this question.

    "New students may change their major from that indicated on the application for admission by filing a petition for change of major in the Undergraduate Admission’s Office prior to the end of the third week of their first quarter. If, after you arrive at UCR and realize you have chosen the wrong major, don’t despair! Just file a "Change of Major Petition" available at the Student Academic Affairs office of the proposed major. Some students have no idea what they want to study. Others are overwhelmed by the range of disciplines available, and they want time to explore these new offerings. Whatever the reason, being in the Undeclared program provides students the opportunity to explore a large range of courses while fulfilling breadth requirements and searching for a major."

    Source: UCR: CHASS Student Academic Affairs
  • ladisputeladispute Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I saw at that, but I was hoping to hear some personal stories from people so I could get an idea of how easy/difficult it would be and how long it would take.
    Thank you though! I appreciate you taking the time to answer.
  • 4232711942327119 Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    Actually, since you're an incoming student you can change your major on MyUCR (I think until June 1st). Or you can wait until orientation and talk to your academic advisor.

    Your major getting changed will depend on if there's enough room and if you meet the new major's requirements. It won't take too long to get your decision, I think a couple days at the most. There won't be negative repercussions though, if your change doesn't get accepted then you'll just still be a Biochem major.

    I was able to change my major from Sociology to Political Science through MyUCR. I think it took like two days.
  • ladisputeladispute Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Okay, I just sent in the request to change from Biochem to Computer Science through MyUCR.
    Thank you! Gonna keep my fingers crossed that they let me in.
  • SweetMemoriesSweetMemories Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    You would be making a change between colleges so one of the things I would recommend looking here as well
    BCOE Student Affairs: Changing to a BCOE major

    because you're just coming into UCR, it should be pretty easy to change! And I see no reason for them not to allow you the change! good luck! :D
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