Change of Major: Computer Science

The Computer Science Change of Major materials and application process is for current students declared a major in the Computer Science Department AND for students declared a major outside the Computer Science Department interested in pursuing a change of major to any major within the Computer Science Department.

Students are encouraged to attend a Change of Major Informational Session and/or request a Change of Major Informational Packet each academic year due to potential changes to department-specific application requirements between application periods.

Learn about applying to a major in the Computer Science Department:

  • BS, Computer Science
  • BS, Data Science
  • BS, Computer Science & Linguistics

Computer Science Change of Major Informational Packet

Computer Science Virtual Change of Major Informational Session

  • Register to attend a Computer Science Virtual Change of Major Informational Session led by a CoS-SSC Advisor to receive detailed information related to the Computer Science Change of Major process
  • Spring 2024 Computer Science Change of Major Informational Session Dates & Times:
    • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 (1:30 pm - 2:30 pm) - Rescheduled
    • Tuesday, January 30, 2024 (1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)
    • Wednesday, February 14, 2024 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
    • Thursday, March 14, 2024 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
    • Friday, April 26, 2024 (1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Change of Major Advising

Change of Major Advising is available to students who have completed the Change of Major Planning Worksheet found in the Informational Packet.

Review April Drop-In Hours for Change of Major Advising in DH 212

Drop-In Hours return to Monday - Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm May 06, 2024. Change of Major Advising will not be available during CoS-SSC Office Closures.

Students may also request Virtual Change of Major Advising by contacting science-advisingcenter@sjsu.edu.

Apply to Computer Science

To apply to a major within the Computer Science Department, evaluate your eligibility based on current admission criteria. When ready to apply, request a Change of Major Application. Requesting a change of major application will be available Spring 2024.

Request a Change of Major Application and submit a College of Science Change of Major Application by the application deadline: May 1st (for Fall 2024 admittance consideration).

Requesting a Change of Major Application does not automatically result in admittance to the major.