Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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Your major and degree in MyPCC

What is a major?

Your major is your program of study, and your degree is the specific degree or certificate that you are working towards. Check your major and degree on the MyPCC home tab.

Changing your major and degree

You may need to change your major because you have a new career goal or because you want a program that is eligible for financial aid. Here's how:

  1. Wait until your window opens

    You can only change your degree during certain times of the year. The window opens about two weeks before registration begins (see when to register) and it closes when you register for classes. After you register, you can no longer change your degree for that term.

  2. Screenshot of MyPCC channel with change major

    When you can change your major,
    a link will appear in your channel.

  3. Log in to MyPCC and select a new degree

    When your window opens, a link to change your major will show up in your My Major channel. Click change major choose a new option from the dropdown.

    • Be careful: if the degree shown is correct, don't reselect it. This would assign you to a new catalog year and change your degree's requirements. Click the No Change button to verify your degree.
    • Some degrees, like nursing, are closed programs. To change your major one of these you have to apply with the academic program.
  4. Check your progress

    Click check progress in your My Major channel to visit GRAD plan. This shows how close you are to graduating and what classes you still need to take. If the degree you are interested in does not display in GRAD Plan, click What If and choose your new degree.

Need help choosing?

PCC offers hundreds of degrees and certificates - it can be tough choosing the right one for you. Get help choosing a degree to match your goals at a Career Resource Center, or visit the Academic Track to learn the basics of choosing a degree. If you are planning on transferring to a university, see the University Transfer site.

You can also check out questions and answers about degrees and majors.