CHHS Change of Major Orientation

CHHS Change of Major Orientation

If you are a current non-CHHS major student wishing to declare a major in the College of Health and Human Services, you are required to attend a "Change of Major" Orientation.  The CHHS Change of Major Orientation will introduce the majors available in the College of Health and Human Services, review major requirements, application to upper-division majors, and describe the change of major process. If you wish to sign up for our next upcoming orientation, please see ‘How to Declare.’

All current CHHS declared major students must schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to change their major to another program in CHHS.

In order to change your major, you must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA (3.0 GPA for Pre-Nursing) and meet all progression/major requirements listed below:

Students wishing to pursue a BSN degree will be classified as a Pre-Nursing major until admitted into the upper-division Nursing program. The Nursing program prepares its students to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, public health, home health agencies, hospice, and long-term facilities. Charlotte Nursing program is a competitive program requiring students to earn a grade of B or better in prerequisite courses and only one C for which the student will retake the course to earn a grade of B or better. Students earning a Bachelors of Science in Nursing are prepared to take and pass the NCLEX-RN to begin working as a registered nurse. Charlotte also offers graduate degree programs such as an MSN and/or DNP to allow students to advance in their field.

Learn more about the Nursing program.

Pre-Nursing Advising Check Sheet

In order to declare Pre-Nursing as a major, you must:

  1. Have a cumulative 3.0 GPA with no C’s in any Pre-Nursing prerequisite courses

  2. Transfer students must have a minimum of 15 completed hours at UNCC 

  3. Freshmen students must have a minimum of 30 completed hours at UNCC

Students wishing to pursue an Exercise Science degree will be classified as a Pre-Exercise Science major until admitted into the Exercise Science program. The Exercise Science program prepares students for the principles, theories, and applications of Exercise Science.  The major offers preparation for employment as Exercise Science practitioners in business and industry, healthcare agencies, hospitals, physical fitness centers, sport medicine clinics, sports performance centers, and colleges/universities, or any other setting which utilizes exercise and physical activity to promote healthy active lifestyles and outcomes. Pre-Exercise Science students have the opportunity to declare a concentration in Health & Wellness, Credentialing Concentration, or Pre-professional once admitted into the upper-division program.

Exercise Science students have the opportunity to receive early entry into the Athletic Training Master's program.

Learn more about the Exercise Science program.

Pre-Exercise Science Advising Check Sheet

In order to declare Pre-Exercise Science as a major, you must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

The BSPH program is designed to ensure that students have a firm understanding and skills in the core concepts of public health including health behavior, research and statistics in health, epidemiology, environmental health, and health administration, as well as planning, evaluation, organization, and conduct of community and public health services. The BSPH program prepares students for work in entry-level to mid-level positions in a variety of settings including health-related agencies, hospitals, local and state public health departments, academic research centers and institutes, corporate disease management and wellness programs, non-profit agencies, and healthcare businesses and industries.  BSPH graduates are eligible to sit for the nationally recognized Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Before applying to Upper Division, students need to complete 60 hours of courses that fulfill the General Education requirements, declaration of a minor, and prerequisite courses for Upper Division. These courses will be completed throughout the freshman and sophomore years.

Public Health students have the opportunity to receive early entry into MPH program.

Learn more about the BSPH program.

Pre-Public Health Advising Check Sheet

In order to declare Pre-Public Health as a major, you must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA. 

The BSW program prepares students for generalist social work practice including but not limited to therapeutic working relationships, utilization of different intervention approaches, and empowerment of clients through problem-solving, coping, and development. The generalist practices are centered in professional social work values and ethics within an increasingly global environment and are designed to affirm the human rights of diverse groups of people, especially populations-at-risk and groups which have historically been oppressed due to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability. Charlotte BSW graduates are employed in a variety of areas such as child protective services, substance abuse treatment, hospitals, youth and children services, criminal justice, adoption/foster care, and long-term care.

Social Work students have the opportunity to receive early entry into MSW program.

Learn more about the BSW program.

Social Work Lower Division Advising Check Sheet

In order to declare Social Work Lower Division as a major, you must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

The Health Systems Management program gives students the opportunity to graduate with a Bachelor of Science and begin work in a wide variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, private practices, public health agencies, etc.. Health Systems Managers consists of planning, directing, or coordinating medical and health services in the setting in which they choose to work. Students may choose to add a related minor in order to increase their communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills; digital literacy, and teamwork.

HSMT students have the opportunity to receive early entry into MHA program.

Learn more about the HSMT program.

HSMT Advising Check Sheet

In order to declare Health System Management as a major, you must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

All non-CHHS students who wish to change their major to CHHS, must attend a Change of Major Orientation. Attendance is mandatory or your major will NOT be changed to CHHS. All current CHHS declared major students must schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to change their major to another program in CHHS. 

In order to change your major, you must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA (3.0 GPA for Pre-Nursing) and meet all progression/major requirements.

CHHS Change of Major Orientation Dates

Space is limited: Max enrollment is 80 students.

Date: August 2, 2022
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
Location: Zoom
 
*If you are interested in switching your major to Health System Management (HSMT), please complete the Intent to Declare (ITD) HSMT FormIf you are interested in switching your major to Pre-Nursing, Pre-Exercise Science, Social Work Lower Division, or Pre-Public Health, please complete the google form here. A confirmation email for the Orientation will be sent to you a few days prior to the event. 
  • UCOL is a great resource for academic major exploration.

  • Career Center is a great resource for career exploration and personality assessments.

  • WCIDWAMI is a great tool to see what you can do with a specific major

You can process a What-If Audit to see how your current credits fall under a new major.

  • Step One: Go to my.charlotte.edu and click “Degree Works” under the Quick Links Tab.

  • Step Two: Under the “Worksheets” Tab at the top Left, click “What If”

  • Step Three: Under Program, choose the major you are interested in and then hit “Process What If” at the top of the page

    • CHHS Majors 

      • (UG) Pre-Nursing

      • (UG) Pre-Exercise Science 

      • (UG) Pre-Public Health 

      • (UG) Health Systems Management 

      • (UG) Social Work Lower Division

  • From there, you will be able to see how your current credits apply to the new major. 

*The process doesn’t change your major permanently, it only shows what would happen IF you decided to change your major.