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:
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.
Note: Due to the capacity of the cohort, the program is NOT able to accept change of major requests from students currently enrolled at Northeastern who wish to change to the BSN major for Fall 2022, unless they are already part of the University’s Explore or General Studies programs. Please contact your advisor if you have any questions.
* BIOL 2217/1118, formerly 1117/8 (A&P 1); CHEM 1101/2 (Gen Chem), BIOL 2219/1120, formerly 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.
Change of Majors in Public Health 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 on a monthly basis, from September to April. Any student who meets the following criteria is eligible to be considered for entry:
Please fill out this form in order to apply for a change of major.
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.
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.