Undergraduate Change of Major Process

The following change of major process for the UMD College of Information Studies (INFO College) bachelor’s degree programs is for current UMD undergraduate students only. Incoming freshman, and incoming transfer students from other institutions, will enter the major through orientation.

We encourage students to complete the change of major process in advance of a student’s registration date to prevent delays in course scheduling.

Current UMD students interested in declaring an INFO College major as a primary or secondary major* must complete the following change of major process:

STEP 1: Attend an INFO College Change of Major (COM) Information Session

Register for and attend an Info College Change of Major (COM) Information Session through TerpEngage. These sessions serve each of the INFO college’s undergraduate majors:

Students will begin the session by learning about important college information, and will then enter break out rooms for major-specific information and instructions.

After the session, students who completed the session will receive an email with further instructions and documents to review, including:

  • Course Sequence Guide
  • Coursework Flowchart
  • Copy of the Presentation Slides with Clickable Links
  • Registration Projection Form
STEP 2: Complete the Registration Projection Form

Students will receive this form via email after they attend the above Information Session. Prospective students will sign and email the completed Registration Projection Form to majorchange.ischool@umd.edu for approval. Students will receive notice via email, along with advisor recommendations for course registration once an advisor has reviewed and approved the Registration Projection Form and the major has been changed. *It is important that students review advisor feedback prior to course registration.

Questions? Talk to an Advisor

Students are encouraged to consult an advisor during drop-in advising hours with any questions or concerns.

*Students wishing to earn a double major or  a double degree may need additional advising and coordination with the advising office of their other major prior to course registration.