OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Academic Program

Your academic program encompasses the degree, major, minor, and any options you are pursuing during your studies at OSU. Use the general catalog and advising resources to track your program requirements and to make decisions about making changes to your program.

How do I change my major?

Undergraduate students complete the Change of Undergraduate Academic Program form, obtain approval from the head advisor of the college in which the program being declared resides, and return the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.

Graduate students that wish to change their academic program should consult the Graduate School Office’s change of degree/major procedures.


Advising

Academic advising is invaluable to the successful completion of your education goals. Your academic advisor is there to provide guidance in regards to course selection, degree requirements, academic success strategies, career plans, and integration to the campus culture. Each academic college has a developed an advising structure that facilitates the needs of their programs and students. However, all colleges recommend that you:

    1) Meet with your advisor once per term.
    2) Keep your PIN and GAP codes in a safe place.
    3) Take responsibility for learning your degree requirements.

You may contact the college head advisor for more information about the advising resources and requirements of your program. Contact information for individual departments is available online under the subject area contacts heading.

General Catalog

Check out the general catalog for information regarding admission requirements, degree requirements, available programs, academic regulations, policies, academic calendars, and much more. The catalog contains a wealth of information. Familiarize yourself with the catalog in general, while paying particular attention to your program requirements and the academic regulations.