To change your current College of Business major, or add a 2nd COB major, you must meet eligibility requirements and request to declare the major of choice with an advisor. 

How and When to Make Changes

Eligibility Requirements

Majors and Grade Information

Other Options Available

How and When to Make Changes

You can change or add a College of Business major at any time.  However, declarations must be completed by approximately week 6 to register for major classes during your priority registration time for the subsequent term. To declare, schedule an appointment with a COB advisor.  If you are not currently a COB major, please visit review criteria and complete the online orientation before making an appointment.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to change or add a COB major, you must:

  • be a current OSU College of Business major.
  • have an All-Inclusive Business or Design (AIB/AID) GPA of 2.50 or higher. If a class has been repeated, then refer to the Retaking Courses Policy to see which grade is used to compute the AIB/AID GPA.
  • have grades of C- or better in all COB Degree Program Coursework^.
    • If you have a grade that is lower than a C- in your COB Degree Program Coursework, you must be enrolled to retake this course in the upcoming term to be eligible to apply. 
    • If you have an Incomplete with a D, D-, F, or N predicted grade, your grade must be updated to complete (with a C- or better) or you must be enrolled to retake the course.
  • meet with a COB advisor to submit the major change/addition request.

Majors and Grade Information

Business

You MUST EARN AT LEAST A "C" GRADE in specific prerequisite courses in order to PROGRESS through that major, as noted in the chart below.

  Available Campus Grade Requirement1 Grade Requirement2
BUSINESS MAJORS Corvallis E-Campus Prereq "C" or better Major Course Prereq "C" or better Major Course
Accountancy* Yes No

BA 211
BA 213

ACTG 317

BA 213
BA 270
BA 275

ACTG 378
Business Information Systems Yes No

BA 213
BA 270
BA 275

ACTG 378    
Finance Yes No BA 240 or BA 360 or FIN 340 300/400 Level FIN courses BA 213
BA 270
BA 275
ACTG 378
Management Yes No BA 352 300/400 Level MGMT courses    
Marketing Yes No BA 223 or BA 390 300/400 Level MRKT courses    
Business Administration** Yes Yes        
No Yes BA 223 or BA 390 300/400 Level MRKT Courses    
Yes No BA 223 or BA 390 If you choose to take a MRKT Elective    

Family Business Option

Yes Yes BA 223 or BA 390 300/400 Level MRKT Courses BA 352 300/400 Level MGMT Courses
No Yes BA 223 or BA 390 If you choose to take a MRKT Elective BA 352 If you choose to take a MGMT Elective
No Yes BA 223 or BA 390 300/400 Level MRKT Courses    
Yes No DSGN 276 DSGN 372 BA 223 or BA 390 300/400 Level MRKT Courses
No Yes BA 223 or BA 390 300/400 Level MRKT Courses BA 352 300/400 Level MGMT Courses
Yes Yes BA 352 300/400 Level MGMT Courses    

*Additional Accountancy Requirements:

​Accountancy majors will be also expected to sign the Accountancy program Statement of Ethics on the first day of class in ACTG 317.

**Additional Business Administration Major Information:

  • This major, without an option, is a stand-alone major and cannot be combined with any other business major.
  • Suggested elective credits to reach the 180 total needed to graduate include completing an option in International Business through a COB international business exchange OR completing a non-business minor.

If you plan to pursue multiple COB majors, you can request those at the same time. Online students are not eligible to double major with an on-campus business major.

Design

You MUST EARN AT LEAST A "C" GRADE in specific prerequisite courses in order to PROGRESS through that major, as noted in the chart below.  Design majors are currently for Corvallis campus students only.  Schedule an appointment with a COB advisor to declare a non-studio program.

  AID GPA Requirement Grade Requirement1 Grade Requirement2
DESIGN MAJORS Eligible GPA Competitive GPA Prereq "C" or better Major Course Prereq "C" or better Major Course
Required of all Design majors:     BA 223 or BA 390 300/400 Level MRKT Courses BA 352 300/400 Level MGMT Courses

Design & Innovation Management
(must select an option*)

           

Design Management Option

           

Apparel Design Option**

2.50 2.75        

Interior Design Option**

2.75 3.00        
Merchandising Management     DSGN 276 DSGN 372    

AID GPA: The AID GPA is your All-Inclusive Design GPA. It consists of grades from all the Design Program Coursework including those taken at OSU and transfer institutions.

Eligibility AID GPA:  To be eligible to apply to a major, students must have an AID that is equal to or higher than the Eligibility AID GPA. 

Competitive AID GPA: This is the minimum AID GPA needed in order to be competitive when applying for a given major.

*Design and Innovation Management major is not a stand-alone major, declaration of an option is required.   

**Professional Studio Programs Application Required

Other Options Available

International Business (IB)- You can add an IB option to any Business major listed above by successfully completing the Arthur Stonehill International Business Exchange Program. 

Accounting Information Systems (AIS) - Only Accountancy majors may apply to add the AIS option.