The initial declaration of major usually occurs in the Spring term of the Sophomore year or when the student has EARNED at least 40 credit hours. There is a designated period in February in which Sophomores declare both majors and minors en masse through the College academic departments, without each student needing to file individual declaration forms through the Office of the University Registrar. Contact your planned major/minor department for details. Students planning to major in the School of Business must complete an application. Please contact the School of Business for more information. A student must declare a major prior to declaring a minor, concentration or foreign area study.
Procedure for Declaring/Dropping/Changing outside the Declaration Period
Major/Minor/Concentration/Foreign Area Study change forms may be obtained in the Office of the University Registrar, 110 Reynolda Hall, or by clicking on the forms link at the left of this screen. No major, minor, concentration or foreign area study will be entered or changed without the required signature(s). Only one bachelor’s degree will be conferred even if the student graduates with a double major in which one major is a B.A. and the other major is a B.S. The first (primary) major determines which degree is awarded. No form is necessary to switch the order of a double major. Please contact the Office of the University Registrar to ask that the order be switched. A student may select only ONE of the following options:
- A single major
- A single major and a minor
- A single major and a double minor
- A single major and a triple minor
- A double major
- A double major and a minor
To graduate with option 4 or 6 a student must complete a minimum of 135 hours instead of the usual 120 hours.
In addition to these options, a student may complete the requirements of a foreign area studies program and/or one or more concentrations. A Communication major may declare up to two Communication concentrations but must do so prior to the beginning of his/her final semester. Students must make any desired major or minor changes no later than one week prior to the designated advising period in order to guarantee registration during the major/minor advising sessions.