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Changing Your Major

Is your major correct in ATHENA?

You can change you major at any time! To meet with an orientation advisor specializing in your field of study, it is important to make sure your major is correct in Athena


First-Year Students: Please ensure that your major is correct by 5:00pm on Day 1 of your in-person orientation session so you can be paired with an advisor in your area of study on Day 2 of your session. You do not need to take any further actions after updating your major in Athena.

Transfer Students: If you change you major before you complete your Orientation 101 Modules, you do not need to take any other action. If you change your major after you are contacted to schedule your virtual orientation advising, email Mary Herman to make sure you are scheduled with the advisor for your new major.

  • Majors: Always add the Intended version of a major if one is listed. Add your new major first then delete your old major. 
  1. Log into Athena
  2. Select Student
  3. Select Student & Registration
  4. Select My Programs
  5. To add a major:
    • Select Add Major​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    • Select your new major from the dropdown menu (Always add the “Intended” version of a major if one is listed.)
    • Select Next, then Confirm
    • The new major will now appear under My Majors
  6. To remove a major:
    • Select Remove Major​​​​​​​
    • Select the major you wish to remove from the dropdown menu
    • Select Next, then Confirm
    • The major will no longer appear under My Majors


Additional Tips:
  • It is OK to be Unspecified! The Exploratory Center advises Unspecified students.
  • Common Franklin College majors that will be listed as "Intended" are Art, Art History, Criminal Justice, and Computer Science.
    • Also declare "Intended" for some non-Franklin College majors like Terry College (Business) and Grady College (Journalism) majors.


updated 4/18/2022

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