Declare Your Major/ Minor

UMD has four colleges and countless opportunities

Students can major and minor, double major, or earn a dual degree within one college or through two different colleges at UMD. Work with university professionals and advising & academic services offices, with questions prior to submitting a major or minor declaration.

Current Students

Plan to submit online forms to the collegiate unit that offers the major. We recommend meeting with your academic advisor to discuss options. Please allow for a minimum of 7-14 days for processing. 

Major, Minors, Certificate or Advisor Requests

Major Forms

Declare or Change SCSE MajorUse if you are a student requesting: 

  • Swenson student declaring or changing a SCSE major
  • Swenson student adding a second Swenson major of the same degree type (B.S. and B.S.) 
  • Swenson student who is already a dual degree and adding another major of the same degree type (BIOL B.S. Criminology B.A. adding a Chem B.A.)
  • Student in CAHSS, CEHSP or LSBE adding a second major of the same degree type (ex. B.S. Linguistics and B.S. Computer Science)

Dual Degree Program Application - UndergraduateUse to request two different degree types:

Dual degree request must be submitted no less than 1 term prior to the graduating term

  • Example: B.S. Biochemistry and  B.A. Chemistry (two different degrees in the same college)
  • Example: B.S. Computer Science and B.A. Music (two different degrees in two different colleges)
  • Example: B.S.I.E and B.S.M.E (two different engineering degrees)
  • Example: B.S.E.P and Physics BS (Any Engineering major and major with degree of either BS or BA)


Minor Declaration Forms 

Declare or Change SCSE MinorUMD student declaring or changing a SCSE minor


CAHSS Minor Add or Drop 

CEHSP Minor Add or Drop 

LSBE Minor Add or Drop 


Application for UMD CertificateView certificates options in the UMD catalog 

UMD Biology BS or BA Medical Laboratory Science Certificate  (MLS Affiliate Certificate) 
Meet with an advisor in the Biology dept. or SCSE Advising

Advisor Change 

Advisor Change Request

For current SCSE students remaining in their major, but requesting a change of advisor


Change of College Request

Application for Undergraduate Change of College - UMD campus (electronic)
Submit the application to the collegiate unit that offers your intended major

Before requesting a SCSE major, make sure you meet prerequisites:

  • One semester of UMD course work completed in good academic standing (2.0 or higher).  
  • MATH1005 College Algebra OR higher with minimum grade of C- or higher 
  • A science course with minimum grade of C- or higher (subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics.)


Returning to Swenson College? We welcome you to submit the following:

Change to a U System Campus: Crookston, Morris, Rochester, UMTC