Change of Major - Internal Transfer

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.

Information Sessions:

Join us for an information session designed specifically for VT students in other majors who are considering applying to BC. This session is needed to begin the process of transfer.

Upcoming Internal Change of Major Transfer Sessions: Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 5:30-6:30pm at BFH 132 and Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 5:30-6:30pm in BFH 132

We look forward to meeting you!

Please contact Renee Ryan ( for information.