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Undergraduate Changing Your Major

All students at Rutgers University are encouraged to carefully consider a major before applying to a program. Students considering the School of Communication  and Information (SC&I) may wish to take more than one of the school’s 100 level survey courses, 04:189:101, 102, 103, to gain exposure to more than one major before submitting an application. Taking a second 100 level class early will help because such courses are:

  • Required in order to graduate from SC&I.
  • Required as a prerequisite for all upper (400 level) classes. 

Students admitted to a SC&I major who later feel that a different major would be a better choice, can apply to change majors during our admissions process each semester. To make the change from the online application:

  • Log in and select to apply for a change of major.
  • Submit an essay explaining why the switch is being requested, what is hoped to be gained from the new major, and describe what you see yourself doing five years after graduating from Rutgers.

Be advised that undergraduate students cannot double major within the School of Communication and Information. For instance, students cannot double major in Communication and Journalism and Media Studies.