Declaring or Changing a Minor and/or Major
Students are given an opportunity to declare a major at orientation. Changes in major programs should be made on the basis of careful consideration and planning with the advisor well before the registration period. Any change from one major program to another, especially if made late in the student’s college career, may necessitate additional courses which were not required in the major program originally selected. Additional semesters in residence may also be necessary. Both the accepting and releasing department must approve a change of major program. Students who change their major or interrupt their college work for more than year become subject to the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of the change or re-enrollment to fulfill degree requirements. Approved Change of Major forms must be submitted to the Registrar.
The same form may be used to declare a minor. Minors require 15-18 semester hours of course work, with at least 9 hours from courses numbered 3000 or above. Core Areas A through E may not be counted as coursework in the minor. Courses taken in Area F may be counted as coursework in the minor, if departmental policies allow. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each course comprising the minor, and all prerequisites for specific upper-division courses must be met.