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Major Change Criteria

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW FOR MAJOR CHANGE INFORMATION

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Admission into the School of Architecture is only available for the fall semesters due to our Cohort.

In the School of Architecture, we offer two undergraduate programs:

Current UTA students who wish to apply for a major change into the School of Architecturein a fall semester, must meet the specific requirements of the Department listed below:

To change majors into the School of Architecture, as Architecture-intended (ARCH-int) or Interior Design-intended (INTD-int), we require:

  1. Completion of 12 hours at UTA with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  2. Minimum 2.5 GPA in any ARCH classes taken (if applicable)
  3. Complete the CAPPA Major Change Module in Blackboard (email arch.advising@uta.edu for access permission)
  4. Space Availability

***For students, who do not meet the minimum GPA and credit hours listed above or want to change in a semester other than Fall, we have another designation possibility*****

As an alternative, you have the opportunity to be designated as undeclared architecture (UARCH) or undeclared interior design (UINTD), depending on the program of your interest. You would remain under that designation for a maximum of 2 long semesters, during which time you must meet all of the requirements to officially change into our intended program or will be required to move on into another major.

You would not be an actual student in the School of Architecture; however you would be advised by Architecture advisors to ensure you are on the correct path to eventually change into the intended program. You will only be allowed to take architecture courses for which you possess the necessary prerequisites, based on space availability after our current major students have all been seated and with the permission of SoA advisors.

To change majors into the School of Architecture, as Undeclared-Architecture (UARCH) or Undeclared-Interior Design (UINTD) we require:

  1. A minimum 2.0 GPA at UTA
  2. Minimum 2.0 GPA in any ARCH classes taken (if applicable)
  3. Complete the CAPPA Major Change Module in Blackboard (email arch.advising@uta.edu for access permission)
  4. Space Availability

Please see our MAJOR CHANGE PROCEDURE for specific instructions on our major change process.

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The next opportunity to change major into our intended program would be after the current active semester grades have been posted, given all requirements are met at that time. We do not consider any major change requests in the middle of an active semester.

We strongly recommend you consider attending a Maverick Experience Preview Day event to see a presentation about our program and to have an opportunity to speak with one of our advisors.

The final decision will be based on the completion of the above requirements, space availability, and Department discretion.

It is the responsibility of the student to fulfill the above listed requirements and contact the School of Architecture Advising Office in a timely manner.

NO MAJOR CHANGES WILL OCCUR IN THE MIDDLE OF A SEMESTER. STUDENTS MUST WAIT UNTIL CURRENT SEMESTER GRADES POST AND THEN CONTACT OUR OFFICE BEFORE THE NEW SEMESTER BEGINS, IF ALL REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET.

Note: Due to our course sequencing (Cohort) the undergraduate program takes a minimum of 8 semesters (4 years) to complete for all students.

Please read through our ‘Becoming A Student’ information.

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IMPORTANT: As you consider major change, please be aware of the University's excessive hours policies.

  • Undergraduate students who enrolled initially in the fall 2006 semester or subsequent semesters cannot exceed more than 30 hours of the number of hours required for completion of the degree plan in which they are enrolled. Any hours beyond 30 are considered excessive and may result in additional tuition charges.
    • Our program requires 128 hours of specific coursework. Under this policy, once you accrue 159 hours or more total, you will be charged out of State tuition charges.
  • Undergraduate students who enrolled initially in the fall 1999 semester or subsequent semesters cannot exceed more than 45 hours of the number of hours required for completion of the degree plan in which they are enrolled. Any hours beyond 45 are considered excessive and may result in additional tuition charges.
    • Our program requires 128 hours of specific coursework. Under this policy, once you accrue 174 hours or more total, you will be charged out of State tuition charges.