Feb 21, 2024  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exploratory Studies Major Change (CODO) Requirements

Major Change (CODO) Requirements

Purdue students interested in changing their major should meet with their current academic advisor to discuss their options and begin the online process. Once the student’s Major Change (CODO) has been processed, students will receive an email with instructions to authorize the change.

Students will need to meet the criteria below to be eligible for this major. A student’s catalog term, typically the semester you started at Purdue, will be used to determine the Major Change criteria that applies to you. Students can find their catalog term at the top of their MyPurduePlan below the degree progress bar.

This major change information below is for the catalog term you are currently viewing; see the University Undergraduate Academic Advising Major Change (CODO) website for prior catalog term criteria, more about the major change process and FAQs.


General Requirements

  • Minimum Semesters:  0
  • Minimum West Lafayette Credit Hours:  0
  • Minimum GPA:  0

Course Requirements

  • Students must have fewer than 83 credit hours of the following:
    • All graded course credit (see total GPA Credit hours in MyPurdue unofficial transcript)
    • Departmental Credit by exam
    • Transfer credit
    • Pass credit from courses in Pass/No Pass grade mode
    • Current semester courses
    • Courses with grade of “I” (Incomplete)
    • Any pre-college credit (AP, IB, CLEP, etc.)
    • Does NOT include:
      • Course Withdrawals (W, WF)
      • Previous attempts of a repeated course (excluded courses on transcript)

Other Requirements

  • Students are accepted for FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER
  • Major is open with no anticipated space restrictions
  • Accept students in any academic standing (including on academic probation)
  • Students must enroll in EDPS 10500 (optional for sophomore students)

Advising Next Steps

Students are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor to see if the program is a good fit-call: 765-494-0843