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
- Non-Engineering Students
- Engineering Technology and Construction Management Change of Major Process
- Taking Engineering Courses as a Non-Major
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:
- Complete the freshman engineering curriculum as outlined in the program's Academic Plan of Study.
- Complete all non-elective courses in the first-year engineering curriculum with a grade of C or better.
- Earn a 2.5 cumulative GPA (3.0 cumulative GPA for mechanical engineering).
- 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.
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
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.
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
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.charlotte.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:
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.