Office of Student Services
120 Behrakis Health Science Center
Tel: 617.373.3320 | Fax: 617.373.8994
8:30am to 5:00pm | M-F
Did you know? You can check your advisor’s walk-in hours and/or schedule an appointment online through myNEU (Self-Service tab, Advising Resources channel, Advisor Calendar link).
Begin the transfer process by exploring your interest in changing majors. Examine your goals, skills and values to ensure that they are a good fit for the major and career you are considering. Make sure you understand the academic and professional practice involved in your field of choice. We recommend the following resources:
After reviewing the information on this website, schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor in 120 BK. A list of advisors can be found in the Contact section below. Please set up your appointment via your myNEU account.
At this meeting you will review your interest in your new major, course requirements, and the Year of Study that you will fit into for your program of choice.
Students are required to submit the following for internal transfer:
Applications can either be e-mailed to the Bouvé Office of Student Services advisor in your major of interest, or delivered in person to the Bouvé Office of Student Services front desk in 120 Behrakis Health Sciences Center.
Reviews will take place in May and December, with the final review deadline on the last day of classes each semester unless otherwise noted below.
Denial: If you do not meet the entrance criteria required for admittance, we will be unable to offer you admission into the program at the time of application.
Direct: If you meet the entrance criteria for your new major, your petition will be approved and processed and you will receive a confirmation email that you have been changed into your new major.
Change of Majors in Health Science will be reviewed on a monthly basis, from September to April. Any student who meets the following criteria is eligible for entry:
Change of Majors will be reviewed twice per year, in May and December. Admission is based on meeting the criteria below and as space allows for lab and clinical experiences.
* BIOL 1117/8 (A&P 1); CHEM 1101/2 (Gen Chem), BIOL 1119/20 (A&P 2) and BIOL 1121/2 (Micro) are required to begin the NRSG curriculum. If necessary, non-COS courses will be reviewed for equivalency.
Change of Majors will be reviewed on a monthly basis, from September to April. Any freshman/sophomore student who meets the following criteria is eligible to be considered for entry:
The Pharmacy program has specialized accreditation standards. Students with GPA below 3.000 are not eligible for entry and all applications are reviewed by the School prior to acceptance. Students admitted to the PharmD or BS Pharmaceutical Sciences major will need to adhere to the progression policies specified for their program. See the current edition of the Undergraduate Catalog for details.
Any student who meets the following criteria is eligible to be considered for entry:
The Department of Physical Therapy has specialized accreditation. Students with GPA below 3.000 are not eligible for entry. Students admitted to the Physical Therapy major will need to adhere to progression policies to enter the third year of the program, also known as the P1, professional year of the program.
Change of Majors will be reviewed on a monthly basis, from September to April. Any student who meets the following criteria is eligible to be considered for entry:
The Bouvé College of Health Sciences curricula all have a strong science component; as such students wishing to be admitted to Bouvé as change of major students must demonstrate strong performance in lab science courses prior to full admission.
All change of major applicants should familiarize themselves with the academic progression policies of their intended major before applying. Some majors require a 3.0 GPA to enter the professional phase of the program. The School of Pharmacy requires an interview to enter the professional phase of the program. Policies can be found in the Academic Progression Policies.
Change of major applicants should also review the provided program plans for your major of interest to see what Year of Study you will fit into. Summer coursework may be an option to make up one or two classes that you are missing. Professional classes (starting in HSCI, HLTH, NRSG, PHMD, PHSC, PHTH, PT, and SLPA) must be taken at Northeastern. A Bouvé Office of Student Service advisor will help you to determine exactly where you will fall in the curriculum.
We strongly recommend students talk to their financial aid advisor in 354 Richards Hall to find out the financial implications of your proposed change.