Major Changes

Are you eligible to change majors? Students must meet with a Heavener advisor to officially change into any business major.

Non-Business Major Changes into Heavener

Non-business student's eligibility to change into any Heavener major is determined by two different GPAs: your UF GPA and a student's GPA in one or more completed business tracking courses (ECO2013, ECO2023, CGS2531/ISM3013, STA2023, MAC2233/MAC2311, ACG2021, and ACG2071). Which scenario below applies to your situation?

I Have One or More Business Tracking Courses Completed

  • 3.0 Business Tracking GPA or > required to change into any Heavener business major
  • 2.0 UF GPA or > UF GPA required
  • Completed less than 130 total credit hours as determined by a Heavener advisor at the time of my requested major change

I Have Not Completed any Business Tracking Courses

  • 3.0 UF GPA or > required to change into any Heavener business major
  • Completed less than 130 total credit hours as determined by a Heavener advisor at the time of my requested major change

Accounting Major Changes into Heavener

  • 3.0 Business Tracking GPA or > required to change into any Heavener business major
  • 2.0 UF GPA or > UF GPA required to change majors
  • Completed less than 130 total credit hours as determined by a Heavener advisor at the time of my requested major change

Transfer Students

  • Transfer students admitted into UF as a non-business major are not eligible to change majors into the Heavener School. Learn about Heavener Transfer admissions.

Business Major Changes within Heavener

Current business majors are eligible to change freely from one business major to another until their major coursework begins. Have you completed 50% or more of your major courses? If so, you are not eligible to change from one business major to another.

What are My Major Courses: Am I Eligible?

Finance
  • FIN 4243, FIN 4414, FIN 4504 and/or four-credits of any 3000/4000-level ACG, FIN and REE prefix electives (REE 3043 is excluded from this list)
Marketing
  • MAR 3503, MAR 4803 and four-credits of 3000/4000-level marketing electives
Information Systems & Operation Management
  • ISM 3254, ISM 3255, ISM 4113, ISM 4210, ISM 4220, ISM 4330, QMB 4701 and/or QMB 4702
Management
  • MAN 3240, MAN 4301, MAN 4723 and/or four-credits of 3000/4000-level MAN or BUL prefix elective
General Studies
  • Completed any two courses in your chosen area of specialization

Business Major Changes outside Heavener

Business majors changing into any major outside Heavener must contact their new advisor in the appropriate college. Heavener advisors only provide academic advising for current or prospective business majors. Want to change your major outside Heavener? Start by visiting your new advisor found on UF's Academic Advising webpage.

Changing majors outside business but still interested in continuing your business education? Here are some helpful options:

Frequently Asked Questions

Degrees

The general studies major is a Bachelor of Arts degree and the other business majors are Bachelor of Science degrees. Is that important?

No. There is no significant difference between a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree. One degree will not look better than the other on your resume.

Minor and Certificates

What is the difference between a minor and a certificate?

Minors and certificates are very similar in that they allow you to broaden your knowledge of a particular subject. They are different in that a minor will be listed on your transcript when you graduate, but a certificate will not. This should not inhibit you from pursuing a certificate. Certificates are very beneficial because they oftentimes require a related internship. The Warrington College of Business Administration offers two certificates; retailing leadership which is available to all UF majors, and leadership development which is available for all Heavener School of Business and Fisher School of Accounting students.

Where can I find a list of minors and certificates offered at UF?

A complete list of minors and certificates and their requirements can be found in the UF Undergraduate Catalog.

How important is it to earn a minor or certificate?

It's not imperative that you earn a minor or certificate. Your primary goal should be to take courses that interest you and that will help you develop career knowledge/skills. Minors and certificates are beneficial in that they focus your required elective courses on a specific topic.

When can I start working on my minor or certificate?

You can begin minor or certificate course work in your first semester. It's ideal to decide on a minor or certificate early on in your college career so that you have time to finish it.

Can I earn more than one minor or certificate?

Yes. There is no limit on the number of minors you can earn; however, you must complete all of your minor and bachelor's degree requirements in eight to nine semesters (excluding summers).

When can I apply for a minor and how do I go about doing that?

You can apply for your minor once you earn 45 credits (including AP/IB/Dual enrollment/AICE course work). To apply for a minor, speak with an advisor in 333 Heavener Hall. To apply for the entrepreneurship minor, you must first complete ACG 2021C and ENT 3003 with a grade of B or better. To apply for the real estate minor, you must first complete REE 3043 with a grade of B or better.

Can I take my minor and certificate courses at another institution?

Lower division courses that are required for the business administration, entrepreneurship, and real estate minors and the retailing certificate can be taken at another institution that offers an equivalent course; however, all 3000-4000 level minor courses must be taken at UF or via a study abroad program that is pre-approved by the Heavener School of Business. Students who are pursuing a minor in other UF colleges should consult with an advisor in that college. REMINDER: Business majors who are taking their last 30 credit hours cannot take courses at another institution except via a pre-approved study abroad program.

I noticed the requirements for the business administration minor have changed. Which requirements do I have to complete?

Requirements for the business administration minor are based on catalog year. If you started UF prior to Summer B 2009, you will not be held to the new requirements. If you started UF Summer B 2009 or later, you must complete the new requirements.

Can I take the 3000-4000 level courses that are required for the business administration minor while I'm away from Gainesville?

The Heavener School of Business offers FIN 3403, MAN 3025, and MAR 3023 via a distance learning option every semester. With this option, you can watch the course lectures online and test at a local test site.

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