In order to officially declare, change, or enter into a major, you must meet the progression requirements for that major. Progression refers to the process during which a student demonstrates an aptitude to complete an academic major, concentration, or academic program. Typically, progression requirements include completion of prerequisite courses and attainment of a minimum grade point average, sometimes within a certain number of hours earned (e.g., by 75 hours), and may also include minimum performance levels on standardized tests and/or a favorable recommendation from a faculty panel.
Once you have entered a major, you may also have to meet certain standards in order to continue in the major. Continuation standards may require students to maintain a certain minimum grade point average, complete certain courses with a grade C or better, or meet other measures to demonstrate successful performance in the major.
See below for a summary of each college’s requirements and standards.