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Change My Major Instructions

Don’t see your desired major, minor, or certificate? The program may be available in a different catalog year. Please contact your academic advisor.


Access change my major

Access the Major Change Tool

Log in to myBoiseState, then select Change My Major below the “My Academics” tab.

Change or drop a major, minor, or certificate

Change or drop current plan

  1. To make any changes to your major, minor, or certificate, select the Change My Major box at the bottom of the page.
  2. Search for the major you would like to change to,
  3. click the ‘+‘ next to that major

Note: You must have at least one active major at all times. If you have only one major and try to submit that change without adding your new major, you will receive an error message. This means, you have to drop the current major and add the new major before clicking ‘submit’.

At any time prior to clicking submit, if you click Start Over, this will remove any changes made on the current page and Cancel will take you to back to the ‘Change my Major’ home page.

  1. Click the ‘trash can’ symbol, this removes the major you are changing from.
  2. Click ‘Submit’ so that the changes made process.

Once processed, you will see ‘Updated Academics’.

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Add a second major, minor, or certificate

Add a program

To add a second major or certificate the process will be about the same as the Change Major instructions above. When doing either, all you need to do is;

  1. Search for the major or certificate you would like to change to or add,
  2. Click the ‘+’, next to that major
  3. Click ‘Submit’ so that the changes made process.

Update academics

Update Academics

You will see the changes you have requested. (Please pay attention to the pop up box with notes.)

If the new major you have selected is a high intervention major, these require departmental approval. The high intervention majors will have the ‘Flag’ symbol shown below alongside of that particular major. When you submit the request, it will be in a pending status, which requires placement into a pre-plan.

At this time the department will receive your request and either approve the plan or deny it.

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You will receive an email either approving the change or directing you to some action. If the department requires some action on your part, the change of major will not be approved until you have completed that action.

Need Assistance?

Contact the Office of the Registrar at (208) 426-4249, (800) 824-7017, or email

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