Skip to main content

Change of Major to PSYC or NRSC-BCN

Major Changes within the Texas A&M System (College Station, Galveston, and Qatar)

THE DEADLINES TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS ARE STILL ENFORCED. SEE BELOW:

Major change requests are now handled through your Howdy portal

  • Go to your Howdy portal and click on the My Record tab
  • Navigate to the Change of Major Requests box
  • Click on the Change of Major Tutorial link to learn how to check eligibility and submit your request

  • GPA to change major to PSYC is a 2.75
  • GPA to change major to NRSC-BCN is a 3.0
  • All September 2022-February 2023 applicants will be placed in the Fall 2022 catalog (CATALOG 145)

Upcoming Major Change Dates:

  • Fall 2022: August 17-September 21
  • Spring 2023: December 20, 2022- February 13, 2023

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN DECEMBER WILL BE REVIEWED BEGINNING JAN 4, 2023.

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OVER THE WINTER BREAK.

Major Change to PSYC-BA or PSYC-BS (Continuing Students)

If you are applying to change majors into Psychology, you must meet the following requirements:

Beginning Fall 2022 (June 3 and Forward)

  1. Have no more than 75 completed hours (grades included: F; grades excluded: I, W, Q)
  2. Minimum 2.75 overall GPR
  3. Completion of PBSI/PSYC 107 with a minimum grade of C
  4. Completion of PBSI/PSYC 245 (PSYC 2317) with a minimum grade of C or better
    1. Please note: If you plan to take PBSI 245 at Texas A&M during Spring 2023, registration for this course will only be available to current PSYC majors during pre-registration (November 3-16). The course will become available to ALL majors during open registration (November 21st). 

Major Change to NRSC-BCN (Continuing Students)

If you are applying to change majors into Neuroscience – BCN, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have no more than 60 completed hours (grades included: F; grades excluded: I, W, Q)
  2. Minimum 3.0 overall GPR
  3. Completion of PBSI/PSYC 107
  4. Completion of at least one of the following math courses: MATH 147, MATH 151 (TCCNS MATH 2413), or MATH 171
  5.  Completion of BIOL 111 (TCCNS BIOL 1406) and BIOL 112 (TCCNS BIOL 1407)
  6. Completion of CHEM 119 (TCCNS CHEM 1411) or CHEM 107/117 (TCCNS CHEM 1470) and CHEM 120 (TCCNS CHEM 1412)
  • B or better is required for ALL prerequisite courses
  • Students are HIGHLY encouraged to take prerequisites at TAMU
  • If all required courses are completed through credit by exam, change of major will require a 3.0 in 6-8 hrs of science courses

Adding a Minor to the BS – NRSC (BCN) Degree

  • CANNOT add a minor in PSYC to any of the NRSC degrees
  • A non-neuroscience minor (with the exception of PSYC) is optional for majors. If chosen, a minor must consist of 15–18 credit hours and must be declared before the student completes 90 credit hours. No more than 6 hours from the minor may be used to fulfill other Core requirements. A grade of C or higher is required if a course is to be counted in the major or minor field.

For more information, contact the advising office at psycadvising@tamu.edu.

Prospective Transfer Students (from another college or university)

Go to Admissions to start to the process.  Also, please visit with one of Texas A&M’s Prospective Student Centers. You may also set up a tour of the Texas A&M campus by contacting the Visitor’s Center.