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 GPA Criteria & 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.

^Note: You need to have grades of C or better in specific classes in order to begin progression through the designated major, see below for more information.

Majors and GPA Criteria

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.  This table of information pertains only to the current term.

  Available Campus ^Grade Requirements
BUSINESS MAJORS Corvallis E-Campus Pre-req Major Course
Accountancy* Yes No BA 211 - C
BA 213 - C
ACTG 317
Business Information Systems Yes No

BA 213 - C
BA 275 - C
BA 270 - C

ACTG 378
Finance Yes No BA 240 - C FIN 341
Management Yes No BA 352 - C most 300- & 400-level MGMT
Marketing Yes No BA 223 - C MRKT 396
Business Administration** Yes Yes    
  • Digital Marketing Option
No Yes    
Yes No    
No Yes    
  • Family Business Option
Yes Yes    
  • Marketing Option***
No Yes    
  • Merchandising Management Option

Yes No    
  • Retail Management Option
No Yes    
Yes Yes    

*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 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.

***Business Administration with Marketing Option cannot be combined with the Marketing major.

  Eligible AID GPA Competitive AID GPA Corvallis Campus E-Campus Minimum Grade Required
Design & Innovation Management          
     Apparel Design Option * 2.5 2.75 Yes No DSGN 226 - C
     Interior Design Option * 2.75 3.00 Yes No DSGN 287 - C
     Design Management Option **     Yes No  
Merchandising Management **     Yes No DSGN 276 - C

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.

* Professional Studio Programs Application Required

** Schedule an appointment with a COB advisor to declare a non-studio program.


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.