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Psychology Change of Major

Department Chair: Jasna Jovanovic

CoM Coordinator: Robyn Hastin 805.756.2260

General Guidelines:

  • Review Cal Poly’s General Change of Major Policy in full

  • Students must complete at least one quarter at Cal Poly before entering into an Individualized Change of Major Agreement (ICMA).

  • Students must be able to graduate in a timely manner. A realistic quarter-by-quarter graduation plan may be required to demonstrate whether this is feasible.

  • Students are allowed 1 ICMA per major. Students who do not meet the conditions of their ICMA will not be issued another ICMA for that major.

Step 1: Research

Step 2: Complete Change of Major Inquiry Form

  • Complete the Change of Major Inquiry Form in your portal.

  • You will receive an email response from the department within 10 business days regarding next steps.

Step 3: Meet with Department Chair 

  • If you have been notified that you are Eligible to enter into an ICMA, you will receive an email with instructions on how to make an appointment with Jasna Jovanovic, Department Chair, to plan your transition.

  • If a student is granted an ICMA, it will not exceed two quarters and will require:

    • A minimum of 12 graded units in PSY courses, at Cal Poly, with a 3.5 major GPA.

    • If a student completes more than 12 units, all grades will be included and must meet the 3.5 major GPA.

    • Two consecutive term GPA’s of 2.8 with at least 12 units per quarter.

    • No course grade during the two-quarter ICMA period may fall below a C–.

  • Once a student meets the terms of the ICMA, they are admitted to their intended major.

    • Students who do not meet the conditions of their ICMA will not be issued another ICMA for this major.

**The completion of coursework without prior consultation with the intended major department does not guarantee the student eligibility to switch into the intended major.**

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