Should I switch my major to economics?

Faculty of Business and Economics

Example: You want to switch from the Bachelor of Arts UZH in Economics to the Bachelor of Science UZH in Computer Science.

If you want to change from a degree in economics to a degree in computer science (or vice versa), this is usually possible but requires approval. Note that not all minor degree programs are offered in both degree programs. You may therefore have to choose a new minor degree program in the new degree program.

The following principles apply in the individual cases:

Change before completing the assessment level of the bachelor's degree

The two-year deadline for the assessment level must be observed. The calculation starts from the semester in which an assessment event in our faculty is booked for the first time. A change before completion of the assessment level is only possible if all of the performance of the other course of study can still be achieved within the deadline for completing the assessment level. If it is not possible for you to make up the required modules of the assessment level of the new course within the two-year period, it is necessary to complete the assessment level of the original course first and then change.

Change after completing the assessment level of the bachelor's degree

If you have already successfully completed the assessment level of your original degree program, you will be required to make up for the achievements that have not yet been completed in the assessment level of your new degree program in the course of your bachelor's degree. Otherwise, achievements made so far in the old course of study can be credited according to the information in the course catalog and all failed attempts from modules of the faculty continue to count.

Change during the master’s degree

If you change the course to master’s level, a technical admission test is carried out for the new course. The requirements and conditions may be adjusted accordingly. Otherwise, achievements made so far in the old course of study can be credited according to the information in the course catalog and all failed attempts from modules of the faculty continue to count.

Masters admission