CODO Information

A Change of Curricula (CODO) occurs when a current Purdue student decides to transfer from one college/school in the University to another one.* To successfully make such a transition, students must be aware of the policies and requirements of the college/school and program they are interested in as CODO requirements vary greatly, even between programs in the same college/school. Students are encouraged to discuss their academic plans with their current academic advisor so requirements for a new program may be explored and a plan created to help make the transition to a new program a smooth one. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor, where possible, in the new program or to attend a CODO meeting to ensure a successful and timely process. CODO paperwork will need to be turned into MATH 231.

Physics: Students interested in a major in Physics, can set up an information meeting with Janice Thomaz by emailing physcontacts@purdue.edu to arrange a time to meet. Please include your name and email address.

Codo Requirements to Physics:

Program: Physics
Minimum Semesters: 1
Minimum Hours: 12
Minimum GPA: 2.00
Course Requirements: (MA 16100, MA16500 or equivalent) & (PHYS 17200 or equivalent) with grade "C" or better.
Comments: 2.00 GPA in math/science/C S courses that meet physics degree requirements. Not on probation.
Contact Information: scienceadvising@purdue.edu - MATH 231 - 49-41771

The following resources will help students navigate the Change of Curricula Process:

  • College of Science CODO Requirements

  • Directions for CODO'ing; If a student wants to CODO, they start the process by contacting their current academic advisor. Students are responsible for being informed on how their decision to change their degree objective may affect:

    • their time to earn their degree;

    •  financial aid;

    • scholarships;
    • tuition and fees;

    • athletics eligibility;

    •  legal status, if the student is an international student. 

*The Change of Curricula process is not employed when a student wishes to move between programs in the College of Science. When this occurs, the current program advisor and an advisor in the desired program will meet to discuss a change of program and whether a student meets the requirements of the new program within the College of Science.

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2017 1:26 PM