Declaration/Change of Major

All undergraduate students are required to declare a major and are encouraged to do so at the time of application to the University. In accordance with Texas Administrative Code Rules 4.343 and 4.344, all students must declare a major and establish a degree plan no later than the end of a specified semester once they have achieved thirty (30) credit hours if they are degree-seeking, or fifteen (15) credit hours if they are enrolled in a dual credit program. These deadlines are dependent upon how many credits the student had earned upon admission to UT Tyler, as detailed in the following chart: 

Student Type Earned Credits
at Admission
Declaration Deadline 
 Freshman or
 0-29 Next semester after reaching 30 credit hours
 30+ First semester of enrollment 
 Dual Credit  0-14 Second regular (fall/spring) semester after reaching 15 credit hours.
 15+ Second regular (fall/spring) semester of enrollment.

Failure to do so will result in the student assignment of a registration hold prohibiting registering for courses until a major has been declared. The change of major form can be submitted to the One-Stop Service Center (STE 230) upon completion. If a student decides to change majors, the student should consult with both the advisor in the current major and in the new major.

Students who change majors must meet the specific requirements for the new major as stated in the catalog in effect at the time of the change of major. See the Core Curriculum Requirements policy for additional information regarding changes of major and other degree plan requirements. See the Double Major and Double Degree policies for information about pursuing multiple majors.