Declaration of a Major Program

In order to complete the university requirements for a baccalaureate degree, every student must complete an approved departmental or interdisciplinary major program by satisfactory performance in the courses specified by the program. Students may declare a major before earning 30 semester hours of credit, except in some professional programs, and must make the declaration of program prior to earning 60 semester hours of credit. Information on the declaration of major can be obtained from the Coordinator of Academic Advising & Liberal Arts, located in Office of the Registrar, First Floor, Reed Library.

Certain major programs have a minimum quality point average requirement for admission. Students should check with the department of their intended major for specific minimum GPA and/or course requirements.

The declaration of major program, as well as changes in the major, should be made well in advance of course selection. The appropriate form is available in the Office of the Registrar and in department offices. The chairperson responsible for departmental programs or the coordinator responsible for interdisciplinary programs will assign students an advisor and will certify at the appropriate time that all program requirements have been completed.