Program Areas

Change Your Program Area

Prior to the start of the fall semester, new students may request a change in their program area of study. The summer deadline to request a change in your program area of study is June 15. Approvals or denials are determined by the Program Chair for each program area. Within the form, the student must provide a reason for the program area change request by highlighting the academic and career benefits.

The student must also acknowledge whether or not they have taken (or plan to take) the required and/or recommended prerequisites for the program area that you wish to switch into. Keep in mind, students may not matriculate in the fall with more than one required prerequisite deficiency. Priority will be granted to those students who have already met the prerequisite requirements for the program area that they seek to move into.

Note: Students may not formally pursue two program areas of study within the same NSOE degree.

Program Change / NSOE Degree Add Request Form Summer

After the summer deadline, new students may request a change in their program area of study during Orientation and up until the end of the first year of enrollment. Approvals or denials are determined by the Program Chair for each program area. In some but not all cases, a new academic advisor will be assigned to the student.

Students who request a change in their program area by the June 15 deadline will be notified of the program change by no later than the last week of June.


Add the MEM or MF degree

Students who are interested in adding the Master of Environmental Management or Master of Forestry degree may do so either pre- or post-matriculation. The summer deadline to add the MEM or MF degree is June 15. Approvals or denials are determined by the Program Chair. Within the form, the student must provide a reason for the Nicholas School degree add and are encouraged to highlight academic and career benefits. Keep in mind, students may only matriculate in the fall with no more than one required prerequisite deficiency.


OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM AREAS

Program area descriptions for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available by August 1st in the Course Registration and Academic Advising Resources folder in Box. More information on course planning for students matriculating in fall 2021 will be provided at a later date.


Questions?

Should you have any questions about program area changes or the NSOE degree add process, please send an email to nsoe-registrar@duke.edu.