How to change your major or add a major/minor and/or concentration:

Change my major or add a major/minor and/or concentration: Meet with your new advisor. Advisors for each major and minor are listed online.

  1. Find out the latest requirements for your proposed major/minor and/or concentration from the department offering the curriculum. See Degree Audits / Minor Audits and/or go to the department website for flowcharts. Find out requirements for declaring your new major regarding GPA, probation status, etc.
  2. Some credits you’ve taken may be applied toward your new curriculum – see the new advisor to confirm your progress towards the new requirements and get any information on possible substitutions.
  3. The new curriculum advisor will handle all course enrollment issues and will register students and/or process waivers as appropriate.
  4. Use this link to see the process to request a change to your major, add/drop a major, add/drop a minor and/or add/drop a concentration. Major add or change requests must be made by 5:00 pm on Wednesday of Week 2 to be effective that semester. Requests made after Wednesday of Week 2 will be effective the following semester.  You may need registration waivers if your request is after this date. Minor or concentration add or change requests will become effective the current semester, regardless of when submitted.  Curriculum drops become effective immediately in the current semester. If you are interested in getting a dual degree you should first express your interest to the additional major’s advisor.  For Mechanical Engineering, adding a major is almost never a double major you should request to add a dual degree.
  5. All add or change requests require advisor approval. Please feel free to contact the advisor of the major/minor/concentration you are adding PRIOR TO using the request system.
  6. A minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of course work, but the actual number required varies by specific curricula. Of the minimum 18 credits required, at least 9 credits of the 3000-level or higher courses must be taken at Michigan Tech (not transfer credits). Students interested in adding a minor to their degree program must consult an academic advisor for their major as well as the minor advisor. It is a good idea to provide a copy of the minor audit, showing the planned completion of that curriculum, to the major advisor. The major advisor can help identify courses that double count and any additional credits that may be necessary.
  7. Declared minors must be completed in order to award the degree associated with a minor. An incomplete minor will delay the awarding of the degree and processing of the diploma (i.e. a degree and associated minor(s) must be completed concurrently). A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for courses completed as part of the minor must be earned in order to award the minor. Minors may be dropped by students to allow the graduation process to proceed and credits may not be shared between multiple minors.
  8. You must declare a minor to receive it, even if all the courses are already completed. The minor must be declared prior to graduation. Enterprise students must declare the enterprise concentration through this process.
  9. Dropping a double major, dual degree, minor or concentration does not require advisor approval
  10. Credits may count towards both your major and minor. Some minor courses are also ME technical electives and some courses are HASS General Education distribution courses. Some may even be specific requirements for your major as well as the minor.
  11. Minors have no minimum additional credit requirements. However, you may need to plan for extra credits if pursuing a minor outside of the ME-EM Dept (e.g. electrical engineering).