Academic Regulations & Procedures

Declaration of Major or Minor

Early in the sixth term of enrollment, but not before that term, students must declare an academic area as their major field or they will not be allowed to register for the seventh term. Students wishing to change their major during the junior or senior year can do so by obtaining the approval of the chair of the new department and completing the form available from the Registrar’s Office. Students who are planning a special major are advised to petition the Academic Standing Committee (ASC) during winter term or early spring term of their sophomore year.

Similarly, a student can declare a minor beginning in the sixth term of enrollment by completing the form available from the Registrar’s Office. Declarations of minors in the sophomore or junior year are encouraged; starting in the student’s 10th term, a student declaring a minor must submit to the minor coordinator a term-by-term schedule showing their plan for the successful completion of the minor. All minor declarations require the approval of the minor coordinator. A student can drop a minor by filing a Removal of Minor form with the Registrar at any time. Minors that have not been completed by graduation will not appear on the student’s final transcript.

Last Revised: October 23, 2023

For: Faculty, Students

Last Reviewed: October 27, 2023

Maintained by: Office of the Provost

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