Declaration of Major and Minor

Declaration of Major

Most students declare a major when accepted into the university or during orientation. Those students who enter the university with an “undecided” major must declare a major before completing 45 semester hours. Students should contact the department of the intended major for information. Students will not be allowed to register for the next semester if a major is not declared.

Declaration of Minor

Effective fall 2010, students who have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours with a minimum GPA of 2.00 may elect to declare a minor. Any student wishing to declare a minor should do so in consultation with his or her academic advisor in the major field of study prior to consultation with an advisor in the minor field of study.

To declare a minor, a student must have the approval of the department chairperson and dean of the minor field of study as well as the department chair and dean of the major field of study. The declaration or change of a minor must be completed in the Office of the Registrar.

An academic minor consists of at least 18 credits in an area apart from the major concentration of the student’s baccalaureate degree program; a minimum of 12 of the 18 minor credits must be in courses at the 200-level or above; and a student may have no more than two minors regardless of the student’s major. The minor will be printed on the official transcript, but not on the diploma.