Declare a Major (Pre-Majors/Undeclared)

This information is for pre-major and undeclared undergraduate students. For information about changing your major, declaring a second major, or declaring a minor or certificate, see Change of Major (Undergraduates).

At the time of admission to the university, each undergraduate student is assigned to a pre-major or major or is designated as an undeclared major.

All undergraduate students must have a declared major by the time they earn 60 units. This applies equally to students who are undeclared or who were admitted into a pre-major and are requesting to declare the major.

While first-year students may be admitted directly into some majors, many majors require that students begin as “pre-majors” and then meet precise major-specific criteria to officially declare the major. These criteria include meeting all major-specific degree requirements in the new major and demonstrating a progressively successful academic history that reflects potential success in the major. Upon declaration of major, students must adopt the requirements of the major and any minors in effect at that time in the CSULB Catalog.


All students must maintain progress toward their degree requirements and ensure timely graduation: