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How to Declare Major or Minor

Declaring your Major/Minor and Staying in Briggs

  • For current students in Lyman Briggs College, fill out the Major/Minor Declaration Form online to declare a major by junior standing (56 credits). You will see the change reflected in your student.msu.edu account within two business days.

Changing your Major and Leaving Briggs

To change to Exploratory Preference

Students who would like to change their major to Exploratory Preference can request the major change by completing the online form.

To change to another major in a different college

  1. First, meet with the academic advisor for your intended major to review the major, completed coursework, remaining requirements, and any additional admission requirements for that major. That advisor will put a note in your file approving the major change or requiring more information. 
  2. Then complete the online Leaving Briggs form.
  3. You will receive email confirmation that you are approved to change out of Lyman Briggs and can declare your new major through your new college.

Please note that the major changes/declarations (above) are not complete until you complete the steps and get confirmation.

Changing your Major into Briggs

Directions for Prospective Students

  • Prospective MSU students must declare ‘Lyman Briggs’ on their application in the admissions portal. For students interested in changing into Lyman Briggs from a different college at MSU: you must first meet with an LBC academic advisor.