Changing Your Major

Thinking of Changing Your Major?

While all matriculated students enter Champlain with a major, many change directions before graduation, sometimes more than once! Your advisors are important resources in this decision.

Don't be afraid to take advantage of all your campus resources.

  • Conduct self-assessment with your career planning advisor. What are your interests? Skills? Values? Visit Career Resources for more.
  • Review syllabi for courses from different majors—talk to the faculty
  • Connect with alumni in fields you would like to explore
  • Discuss curricular possibilities with your faculty or academic advisor

Choosing a major can be a lengthy process that looks very different from your residence hall room than it did from your guidance counselor's office. Knowing yourself and what you value is an important first step in making a good decision.

If you would like to change your major after you have applied and before the end of the first week of classes—you need to contact the Admissions Office rather than the Registrar's Office.