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Declaring & Changing Majors

Deadlines to Declare or Change Major

  • Deadlines to declare a major:
    • For new freshmen admitted in the fall: October 1 of sophomore year.
    • For new freshmen admitted in the spring: March 1 of sophomore year.
  • Deadlines to change majors:
    • Students admitted to a Lerner major (other than Hospitality Business Management, Hospitality Industry Management and Sport Management) may change majors until October 1/March 1 of sophomore year.
    • Transfer students may apply to change majors, subject to department admission criteria. See the department admission requirements on this page.

After the deadline, you may still declare or change your major(s), but will be subject to department admission requirements. You are not guaranteed the major of your choice after October 1/March 1 of your sophomore year.

Sport Management majors that matriculated in 2017 fall and after, Entrepreneurship and B.A. in Economics that matriculated in 2022 fall and after, and all Hospitality Business Management and Hospitality Industry Management majors interested in changing their major to another business area must apply to the department, and are subject to department admission criteria. For more information, see the department admission requirements on this page.

What Is the “Business Undeclared” Policy?

All business undeclared students are required to declare a major within the Lerner College by the deadlines.

How Do I Declare a Major?

Log on to your UDSIS account and submit a request for change of major/minor form. Indicate the major(s) of your choice.

Until the deadline, you are guaranteed your choice of major(s) from the following:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Economics (B.S. or B.A.)
  • Economics Education
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning and Wealth Management
  • Global Enterprise Management
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Hospitality Industry Management
  • International Business Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Sport Management

If you are interested in the Entrepreneurship major, visit www.udel.edu/horn to apply.

Students whose major is outside of Lerner College of Business & Economics (BE) will now have limited access to BE courses. Non-Lerner students will only be able to register and complete up to 25 credits in their undergrad careers (excluding the Business Essentials [ACCT 200, BUAD 100, ECON 100 and FINC 200], transfer and test credit). Cross-listed courses owned by BE will also be affected. The information below will help you change to a Lerner College major. These requirements also apply to Lerner College students who have missed the deadline to declare a major. For more information, see the department admission requirements on this page.

Department Admission Requirements

Accounting

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

  • Spring: March 15 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 5

Requirements

  • Completed the following classes with C- or better or Mid Pass or High Pass earned Spring, 2020 or Fall, 2020: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
  • Complete 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply

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Business Analytics

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

  • Spring: March 15 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 5

Requirements

  • Completed the following classes with C- or better or Mid Pass or High Pass earned Spring, 2020 or Fall, 2020: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
  • Complete 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply

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Economics B.A.

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

  • Spring: March 15 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 5

Requirements

  • Completed the following classes with a C- or better or Mid Pass or High Pass earned Spring, 2020 or Fall, 2020: ECON 101 Microeconomics; ECON 103 Macroeconomics; and MATH requirement (MATH 114, 115, 117, 221, 231, 232 or 241). Students admitted to UD as of fall 2017 and after must complete ECON 300 or ECON 301 with a C- or better. Students admitted to UD as of fall 2015 and after must complete at least one Economics course with a grade of C- or better at the University of Delaware.
  • Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to apply

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Economics B.S.

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

  • Spring: March 15 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 5

Requirements

  • Completed the following classes with C- or better or Mid Pass or High Pass earned Spring, 2020 or Fall, 2020: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Students admitted to UD as of fall 2017 and after must complete ECON 301 with a C- or better. Students admitted to UD as of fall 2015 and after must complete at least one Economics course with a grade of C- or better at the University of Delaware
  • Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to apply

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Entrepreneurship

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to apply
  • Preference given to those who have completed ENTR 350 or ENTR 351, however any student with a demonstrated record of involvement in entrepreneurship will be considered

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Finance and Financial Planning and Wealth Management

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

  • Spring: March 15 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 5

Requirements

  • Complete the following classes with C- or better or Mid Pass or High Pass earned Spring, 2020 or Fall, 2020: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
  • Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply.
    • Students that matriculated prior to 2018 fall are eligible to apply to Financial Planning & Wealth Management with a cumulative GPA of 2.8.
    • If the student does not have the minimum cumulative GPA required for the major in Finance, the student will still be considered for admission on a case by case basis by emailing Dr. John Stocker, Associate Chair of the Finance Department, at stocker@udel.edu.

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Hospitality Business Management; Hospitality Industry Management; Sport Management

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

  • Spring: March 15 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 5
  • Students submit change of major form

Requirements

  • Completed 15 credit hours at University of Delaware
  • GPA requirements:
    • 15-60 credit hours completed: minimum cumulative GPA 2.5
    • More than 60 credit hours: minimum cumulative GPA 3.0

More Information

  • Hospitality Business Management and Hospitality Industry Management: Ms. Sreashi Das, Raub Hall, sdas@udel.edu
  • Sport Management: Mrs. Cindy Walkusky, Room 103 Alfred Lerner Hall, cwalkusk@udel.edu

International Business Studies

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

  • Spring: March 15 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 5

Requirements

  • Completed the following classes with C- or better or Mid Pass or High Pass earned Spring, 2020 or Fall, 2020: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
  • Complete 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware
  • Must be enrolled in a foreign language course to be eligible to apply
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply. Students that matriculated prior to 2018 fall are eligible to apply with a cumulative GPA of 2.8.

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Management Information Systems

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

  • Spring: March 15 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 5

Requirements

  • Completed the following classes with C- or better or Mid Pass or High Pass earned Spring, 2020 or Fall, 2020: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
  • Complete 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply. Students that matriculated prior to 2018 fall are eligible to apply with a cumulative GPA of 2.7.
  • If the student does not have the 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA, the student will still be considered for admission on a case by case basis if a grade of B+ or better is earned in MISY 225.

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Management; Marketing; Operations Management

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

  • Spring: March 15 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 5

Requirements

  • Completed the following classes with C- or better or Mid Pass or High Pass earned Spring, 2020 or Fall, 2020 : ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
  • Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply. Students that matriculated prior to 2018 fall are eligible to apply with a cumulative GPA of 2.8.

More information

  • Marketing: Dr. Julia Bayuk, Room 208 Alfred Lerner Hall, jbayuk@udel.edu.
  • Management and Operations Management: Dr. Jennifer Gregan, Room 118 Alfred Lerner Hall, greganj@udel.edu .

Global Enterprise Management

Apply – Accepts applications twice a year

  • Spring: March 15 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 5

Requirements

  • Completed the following classes with C- or better or Mid Pass or High Pass earned Spring, 2020 or Fall, 2020: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
  • Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply.

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