Declaring a Major or Pre-Major
you have decided on a major, you will then need to declare either the major or
pre-major with the appropriate school or college. Majors and pre-majors
are not declared in EXP, instead please see below:
|Arts and Sciences|
Students that are interested in one of the Arts and Sciences majors should visit Arts and Sciences Advising in 100 Denney Hall to declare the major. Please note, most Arts and Sciences advisors are housed in the department offering the major and you can find more specific details at ascadvising.osu.edu.
Students interested in Dental Hygiene should contact an advisor from the Dental Hygiene program: http://dent.osu.edu/dhy/.
|Education and Human Ecology|
Students need a 2.5 minimum GPA, a C- or better in Math 1151, and a C- or better in Chem 1210 or Physics 1250 to declare the pre-major; major programs are more competitive and many require a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. To declare the pre-major, students should make an appointment with an advisor in their intended area of engineering: www.advising.engineering.osu.edu.
|FAES and ENR|
Interested students need to have a 2.0 GPA and must make an appointment with an FAES or ENR advisor: 614-292-6891.
|Health and Rehabilitation Sciences|
Students cannot declare the pre-major after being admitted to Ohio State. To declare the major, go to: https://pharmacy.osu.edu/undergraduate-programs
Interested students need to make an appointment with an advisor by calling 614-292-8696.
Students interested in Public Health need to make an appointment with an advisor: 614-292-8530.
To move to the pre-major, contact an advisor. Applications to the major are accepted on a rolling basis from November-March for the following fall.
Why declare a pre-major when I could stay in EXP?
As a pre-major, you will:
- Be advised by an advisor who is a specialist in your area of interest
- Be enrolled in your degree-granting unit (i.e., the college that houses your major)
- Be one step closer toward declaring your major
- Meet prerequisite requirements for some courses
- Move out of EXP before you run out of time in our unit