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Declaring a Major | Changing a Major
Preparing for Success in a Major

Declaring a Major

New freshmen and transfer students declare their majors through the JMU One Book website when they sign up for orientation. This major becomes the students' official major of record unless they change the major at some point in the future. 

Changing a Major

If a current student wishes to change their major, the student must complete a Change or Declaration of Major form available from the Office of the Registrar. The department head of the new major must sign the form and it must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar on the 5th floor of the Student Success Center. 

Declaring or Changing a Minor or Pre-Professional Program

If a student wishes to declare a minor or a pre-professional program, the student must complete a Change or Declaration of Major form available from the Office of the Registrar. The department head, minor program coordinator or pre-professional program coordinator must sign the form. Once signatures are obtained, the form should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar on the 5th floor of the Student Success Center. 

Minor Programs and Contacts

Pre-Professional Programs

Preparing for Success in a Major

Go to class. Regular class attendance is essential.

Maintain grades. The GPA is important for full admission to the major and for continued academic progress. Students should visit professors during office hours if they have questions about class content.

Talk to academic advisors. Meet with academic advisors well in advance of enrollment to evaluate academic plans and review graduation requirements.

Use learning resources for additional help. Visit the Learning Centers website for a full list of academic resources available on campus.

Take advantage of support services.  Visit our Campus Resources page for a list of support services and the kinds of questions they can assist you with.