Change of Major Process

An undergraduate student may change from one degree program or college when space is available. Most colleges and programs have different policies and requirements for accepting new majors. For example, most departments require that you be in good academic standing. Some majors may have limited space and therefore have very competitive requirements. It is important that students work with the appropriate department to submit their change of major request.

 

Current W.S. Lee College of Engineering Students

   
Advised in the Office of Student Development and Success

Visit OSDS for the first-year Change of Major form. 
 

Advised by Major Departmental Advisor

Students who are advised by their major department and are interested in changing to another W.S. Lee College of Engineering degree program must contact the new major department or visit their website for admission eligibility and instructions on how to initiate the change of major.

Students wishing to change to a non-W.S. Lee College of Engineering major must visit the new major department or the University Advising Center (Colvard North 2200) to complete the Change of Major process.

Engineering Admissions Criteria for Currently Enrolled Non-Engineering Students

Currently enrolled UNC Charlotte students who wish to change to an engineering major must first satisfy the following requirements in order to be considered eligible for admission:

  1. Complete the freshman engineering curriculum as outlined in the program's Academic Plan of Study.
  2. Complete all non-elective courses in the first-year engineering curriculum with a grade of C or better.
  3. Earn a 2.5 cumulative GPA (3.0 cumulative GPA for mechanical engineering).
  4. Pass all courses within two attempts which includes withdrawing from a course with a grade of W.

The Academic Plan of Study identifies the courses required in the four-year curriculum and in some cases also specifies pre- and co-requisites and which courses require a grade of C or better.

Upon satisfying all of the above requirements, students may request admission to an engineering program. Review the major/department's website for more details on the declaration of major process.

Click here for the instructions to declare CIVIL ENGINEERING: CEGR Declaration of Major 
 
For questions regarding the declaration of major process, contact Ms. Kristy Lowman (kristy.lowman@uncc.edu).
 
Click here for the Change of Major Form for Electrical and Computer Engineering: EEGR and CPGR Declaration of Major
 
For questions regarding the declaration of major process, contact Mrs. Michaela Barger (mbarger2@uncc.edu)
Click here for the instructions to declare Mechanical Engineering: MEGR Declaration of Major
 
For questions regarding the declaration of major process, contact Ms. Rebecca Stamper (rstampe3@uncc.edu)
Click here for the Change of Major Form for Systems Engineering: SEGR Declaration of Major
 
Send an email to seemadvisor@uncc.edu if you have issues submitting the Change of Major form.
Dr. Cricket Bonnetaud, Director of Transition Advising is available to work with students transitioning out of the College of Engineering. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment via email: cdbonnet@uncc.edu.

 

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Taking Engineering Courses as a Non-Major

Non-LCOE students and ETCM students who wish to change to an EN major are prohibited from taking sophomore-level and higher engineering-specific courses until they are admitted to a degree program in the W.S. Lee College of Engineering. Non-LCOE students and ETCM students who wish to change to an EN major must complete the change of major process BEFORE approval is given for sophomore-level engineering-specific courses.

First-Year College of Engineering Courses
 
Continuing Non-LCOE students and ETCM students who wish to change to an EN major:


These students may request permission to enroll in ENGR 1201 (Introduction to Engineering I) or ETGR 1101 (Introduction to Engineering Technology).

  • Eligibility for ENGR 1201: Must be MATH 1241 ready.
  • Eligibility for ETGR 1101: Must be MATH 1100 ready.

Students must fill out and submit a Course Authorization Request. The link to this request is found under the second button below. Pay attention to all information at the top of the form.

 

First Time in College, New Transfer Non-LCOE students, and New ETCM students who are not admissible to an EN major:


These students must fill out and submit a Course Authorization Request before authorization is given. The link to this request is found under the second button below. Requests are processed in the order received. These students will be given authorization to register for ENGR 1201 the first week of August (Fall semester) or January (Spring semester), if seats are available.

 

Requesting Authorization for ENGR 1201 or ETGR 1101

 

Non-engineering students must request entry to a discipline-specific section of ENGR 1202 via the respective academic department.

Requesting ENGR 1202
Request authorization from UCOL advisor
Send an email request to kristy.lowman@uncc.edu
Send an email request to mbarger2@uncc.edu
Send an email request to meesadvisor@uncc.edu

 

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Engineering Technology and Construction Management Admissions Criteria

Current UNC Charlotte students who are interested in changing majors to Engineering Technology or Construction Management must meet major-specific requirements in order to declare a major.

Please visit http://et.uncc.edu/prospective-students/change-majors for more information on the change of major process.

Upon satisfying all of the major-specific requirements, students may request admission to an ETCM program by scheduling an appointment with the departmental advisor listed below:

Ms. Jill Rogers (jroger67@uncc.edu)
Undergraduate Advisor - (etcm.advising@uncc.edu)
Undergraduate Advisor - (etcm.advising@uncc.edu)
Ms. Rachel Powell (rpowel31@uncc.edu)
Dr. Cricket Bonnetaud, Director of Transition Advising is available to work with students transitioning out of the College of Engineering. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment via email: cdbonnet@uncc.edu.

NOTE: The Engineering Technology and Construction Management process is not intended for students currently advised in the Office of Student Development and Success. Students advised in the Office of Student Development and Success should follow the guidelines listed under Current Lee College of Engineering Students.

 

 

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