Process to Change of Major
Attend an information session to learn more about the major and begin the process. Please bring an unofficial copy of your transcript and transfer credits.
Work with a BC advisor to complete a major flowchart to determine length of time to graduation.
Review change of major dates and deadlines found here. Students may request a change of major on their Hokie Spa during these dates.
What Some of Our Internal Transfer Students Have to Say About BC
Kevin Bunn, Senior
Originally a general engineering major, Kevin decided to switch to building construction after attending an information session. He said,
"Majoring in Building Construction seemed like it would be a better fit for me as I really enjoy the project-oriented classes. It's very practical and more relevant for what I want to be doing in the future."
Kevin chose the Development, Real Estate and Construction option.
What he enjoys most about being a building construction major is the teachers, "They are all super helpful. Since our department is small, the students and the teachers interact more," says Kevin. "I really think that makes for a better experience. Switching to building construction is definitely the best decision I have ever made."
Ali Tantum, Senior
Ali always knew growing up that she wanted to be an architect and would be involved with the building industry to some capacity, yet after two years of studying architecture and design, she realized that it just wasn't the right fit for her. "The reality of the job just wasn't ideal. I enjoyed the design aspect but I really wanted to be out in the field." After switching majors, Ali chose the Development, Real Estate and Construction option.
"I think Building Construction is a much more dynamic process and area of study," says Ali. "I'm very happy that I switched majors when I did."
Jared Willard, Junior
Initially enrolled as a general engineering major, Jared decided to switch to building construction after realizing so many of his credits could easily transfer. "I'm very glad that I transferred," says Jared,
"I have always enjoyed watching construction projects come to life. And now I am in classes learning how buildings are put together."
Jared chose the Construction and Design option as his concentration. He says so far, his favorite classes have been Construction Principles I & II.
Jared is currently working on a semester-long project where the sophomores are determining the amount of concrete and steel that is needed for the newly constructed engineering building on campus.