Are you ready to declare or change your major?

The process to declare or change your major is pretty easy. All you have to do is schedule an appointment with the advisor for the major you want to declare, fill out a form with them, and you're done! You can find your major and where to find your advisor by clicking on the colleges below.

The following are declared in Academic Advising Academic Hall 057:

  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Exceptional Child (and Special Education)
    • Middle School (Grades 5-9) Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Pre-Nursing

The following are declared at the location shown: 

  • Athletic Training - Parker 216
  • Child Development - Scully 114
  • Communication Disorders – Grauel 112
  • Dietetics - Parker 216
  • Family Studies - Scully 114
  • Health Mgmt.-Exercise Science – Parker 216
  • Health Mgmt.-Health Promotion – Parker 216
  • Pre-Physical or Pre-Occupational Therapy
    • Less than 24 hours completed - Advising Academic Hall 057
    • 24 or more hours completed - Parker 216
  • Psychology – Scully 404
  • Recreation – Parker 216
  • Sport Management – Parker 216

Secondary Education majors must be declared at the individual department office:

  • Agriculture - Rhodes 102
  • Art - River Campus Seminary 104
  • Biology - Rhodes 224
  • Chemistry - Rhodes 306
  • English - Grauel 236
  • Family and Consumer Science – Scully 114
  • Foreign Languages – Academic Hall 123
  • Math - Johnson 201
  • Music (Vocal and Instrumental) – River Campus Sem. 254
  • Physical Education - Parker 216
  • Physics - Rhodes 306
  • Social Studies (History)
    • Less than 24 hours completed - Academic Advising Academic Hall 057
    • 24 hours or more completed - Art Bldg 203

The following are declared at the location shown:

  • Anthropology option – Carnahan 311E
  • Communication Studies and Corporate Communication – Academic 213
  • Criminal Justice – Brandt 329
  • English – Grauel 236
  • Foreign Languages option - Academic Hall 213
  • Global Studies option - Carnahan 311E
  • Health Communication – Academic 213
  • History and Historic Preservation – Carnahan 311E
  • Political Science and Philosophy – Carnahan 211B
  • Pre-Law - Carnahan 211B
  • Social Work - Brandt 329
  • Social Science - Carnahan 311E

The following are declared at the location shown: 

  • Actuarial Science - Johnson 201
  • Agriculture/Agribusiness - Rhodes 102
  • Engineering and Technology - Polytechnic 216
    • Applied Technology
    • Engineering Physics
    • Engineering Technology
    • Industrial Distribution
    • Industrial & Systems Engineering
    • Technology Management
    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Biology - Rhodes 224
  • Environmental Science - Rhodes 224
  • Chemistry - Rhodes 306
  • Emergency Preparedness - Rhodes 224
  • Geographic Information Science - Rhodes 224
  • Mathematics - Johnson 201
  • Public Health - Rhodes 224
  • Physics - Rhodes 306
  • Pre-Engineering - Polytechnic 216
  • Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Optometry - Rhodes 224
  • Pre-Pharmacy - Rhodes 224
  • Pre-Architecture - Polytechnic 216
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine - Rhodes 102
  • Pre-Medicine
    • BI 163, CH 185, MA 115/116 completed and 3.25 GPA - Rhodes 224
    • All other Pre-Med students - Polytechnic 301 (Advising Office)

Exploratory Majors

  • Students may "un-declare" a major and switch to "Exploratory" at Academic Advising in Academic Hall 057.

Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)

  • To declare a bachelor's in general studies, visit your advisor at Academic Advising in Academic Hall 057.

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • To declare an interdisciplinary studies major, students must fill out this form with their advisor's assistance prior to completing 75 hours of coursework.
  • For any further questions. Please visit Academic Advising in Academic Hall 057.

The following BSBA degrees are declared in Academic Advising Polytech 301, if 60 hours are NOT completed:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Administration
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Majors should be declared at the department of the major in Dempster Hall if the student has completed 60 or more hours.

The following B.S. degrees are declared as follows:

  • Computer Science, Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity
    • Less than 24 hours completed – Academic Advising Polytech 301
    • 24 hours or above – Dempster 021A
  • Economics
    • Less than 24 hours completed – Academic Advising Polytech 301
    • 24 hours or above – Dempster 205
  • Fashion and Consumer Studies
    • Less than 24 hours completed – Academic Advising Polytech 301
    • 24 hours or above – Dempster 225
  • Healthcare Management
    • Less than 24 hours completed – Academic Advising Polytech 301
    • 24 hours or above – Dempster 225
  • Hospitality Management
    • Less than 24 hours completed – Academic Advising Polytech 301
    • 24 hours or above – Dempster 225

Mass Media
(Mass Communication)

  • Less than 15 hours completed or GPA below 2.5 declare at Advising Office, Academic Hall 057
  • All other students - Grauel 016

The following are declared at the location shown: 

  • Art - River Campus Seminary 104
  • Music - River Campus Seminary 254
  • Interior Design - River Campus Seminary 104
  • Commercial Multimedia - River Campus Seminary 104
  • Theatre and Dance - River Campus Seminary 454

Programs that will be completed exclusively online can be declared at Kent Library 309 or via email at onlineadvising1@semo.edu.

For a full list of programs offered online, visit Southeast Online 

The following are declared at Southeast Online Advising – Kent Library 309: 

  • B.S.B.A. Business
  • B.S.B.A. Healthcare Administration
  • B.S.B.A. Accounting
  • B.S. Tech Management: Tech Mgmt. completion
  • B.A.S. Applied Technology completion
  • R.N. to B.S.N. completion
  • B.S. Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • B.A. Psychology
  • B.S. Criminal Justice
  • B.S. Computer Information Systems
  • B.S. in Child and Family Studies: Family Studies
  • B.S. Child Development
  • A.A. Child Care and Guidance
  • B.A. Social Science
  • B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Phone
Academic Office
(573) 651-2007
Polytech Office
(573) 651-5090
Location
Academic Office
Academic Hall, 057
Polytechnic Office
Polytechnic Building, 301
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 3333
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Hours
Fall & Spring Semesters / 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer / 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.