Changing my major before I start college?

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  1. FutureLieutenant

    FutureLieutenant New Member

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    I received a 4 year Army ROTC scholarship starting Fall '10 with my intended major being civil engineering. After taking the math placement test at my school and doing bad (placed into college algebra), I realized that this will definitely set my graduation date back. In order to graduate in 4 years as a civil engineer, you have to start out taking calculus. Now I will be taking college algebra->trig->pre-calc->calc. (I took pre-calc honors senior year and was hoping to go straight to calc)

    This brings me to my point. I would rather major in something that I would truly enjoy (Philosophy) and graduate on time, then do something I don't think i'm going to enjoy and not graduate on time. Does the Army let you change your major from something like Engineering before you even start school, or will I just have to suck it up since that's the major I had on my application?
     
  2. RKO123

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    I'm kind of in the same situation. Can anyone help us out on this?
     
  3. awhin3

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    I changed my major from biology to international studies back in february after I had gotten a scholarship. I simply emailed cadet command and they switched everything for me. Try that, I know the Army isn't as strict as the Air Force or Navy when it comes to majors so they should okay the switch.
     
  4. vampsoul

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    It might be made more difficult, since you want to go from an engineering to a what is considered a general major. Call the head of ROTC at the college you will be attending in the fall.
     

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