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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > ACADEMIC AFFAIRS > ACADEMIC POLICIES > UNDERGRADUATE CHANGE OF MAJOR/PROGRAM POLICY
Undergraduate Change of Major/Program Policy

Students are eligible to change their major/program if they are in good academic standing. Some programs may have specific admission criteria. Current programs with specific criteria are Accounting, Education, Engineering, Finance, and Nursing.

Criteria to enter the Education major:

All RMU education majors must apply for formal admission to candidate status in an education program following the completion of 48 credits of college-level work. There are specific grade point average, course specifications, and other requirements that must be met at that time. Admission to an RMU education major as a freshman or transfer student is not a guarantee of formal admission to candidate status in an education program. Students must continue to meet all requirements in order to continue in any education program at Robert Morris University.

To receive full acceptance to the Robert Morris University as an Education major, a transfer student (from another major, or from another university) must meet one of the following sets of academic criteria:
  1. Have 30 or more credits, and have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative college gpa, have attempted the PAPA Basic Skills Exam, and submitted three acceptable criminal record/child abuse clearances

  2. Have 30 or more credits, and have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative college gpa, have passed the PAPA Basic Skills Exam, and submitted three acceptable criminal record/child abuse clearances
Criteria to enter the Engineering major:

To receive full (unconditional) admission to Robert Morris' School of Engineering, a new freshman student must satisfy one of the following academic criteria:
  1. A minimum SAT score of 600 (26 ACT) in the Mathematics section and a high school GPA minimum of 3.40 on a 4.00 scale.
  2. A minimum SAT score of 640 (28 ACT) in the Mathematics section and a high school GPA minimum of 3.20 on a 4.00 scale.
  3. A minimum SAT score of 680 (30 ACT) in the Mathematics section and a high school GPA minimum of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  1. To receive conditional acceptance to the Robert Morris' School of Engineering, a new freshman must meet one of the following academic criteria:

    1. A minimum SAT score of 550 (23 ACT) in the Mathematics section, and a high school GPA minimum of 3.40 on a 4.00 scale.
    2. A minimum SAT score of 600 (26 ACT) in the Mathematics section, and a high school GPA minimum of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

  2. To receive full (unconditional) acceptance to Robert Morris' School of Engineering, a new transfer student must meet one of the following criteria:

    1. Meet unconditional new freshman academic criteria.
    2. A 3.0 or higher grade in an approved University level calculus or physics class, and a combined University GPA minimum of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
    3. Holder of an ABET accredited degree (2-year or 4-year) in engineering or engineering technology, with a combined University GPA minimum of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

  3. To receive conditional acceptance to Robert Morris' School of Engineering, a new transfer student must meet one of the following criteria:

    1. Meet conditional new freshman academic criteria with an overall combined university GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
    2. Achieve a 3.0 or higher GPA in an approved university level algebra and/or trigonometry class, with an overall combined university GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

  4. To receive admission to Robert Morris' School of Engineering as a continuing student desiring to change majors, a student must meet the following academic criteria:

    1. Meet unconditional new freshman academic criteria as well as have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or above as a Robert Morris student.
Conditional Acceptance for Change of Major
  1. Meet conditional new freshman academic criteria as well as have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above as a Robert Morris University student.
Attaining Unconditional Status After Being Conditionally Accepted

To attain unconditional status, the student must complete 30 credits (after being conditionally accepted) of the appropriate RMU curriculum with a GPA (calculated for the 30 hours) of a 2.7 or higher.

Criteria to enter the Accounting or Finance majors:
  1. Must have earned a "C" grade or better in each math, accounting, or finance course attempted at Robert Morris University. Must have completed at least 9 credits of any combination of math/accounting/finance.
  2. Must have earned a "C" grade or better in CO120 and/or CO121, if applicable.
  3. Must have earned at least a 2.20 CQPA at the time the major change is requested.
  4. Must have completed at least 15 credits of course work at Robert Morris.
Criteria to enter the Nursing major

If 24 or fewer credits:
  1. A current RMU GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 with 3.0 in science courses
  2. High School GPA greater than or equal to 3.0
  3. SAT greater than or equal to 1000 combined for Math and Verbal or a composite ACT of 22 or higher
  4. Two letters of reference from people qualified to judge characteristics and habits in either a work or school environment. Letters should be professional and not be from relatives or friends.
  5. A 300- to 600-word essay on why you have chosen to be a nurse
If more than 24 credits:
  1. A current RMU GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 with 3.0 in science courses.
  2. Two letters of reference from people qualified to judge characteristics and habits in either a work or school environment. Letters should be professional and not be from relatives or friends.
  3. A 300- to 600-word essay on why you have chosen to become a nurse.

Undergraduate Change of Major/Program Procedure