Requirements for each major, generally including 10-12 courses, are listed under the several department headings in the College Catalog. Requirements for a major in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies are set forth when a student is accepted as a major upon successful application to the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. All students must officially declare a major through the Office of the Registrar by the beginning of the junior year.
A student may choose to declare a second major through the Registrar’s Office. Courses may not be counted in each of two majors except that with specific permission of both major departments, a maximum of two courses may be so counted.
Some departments offer minors. A minor is a set of five or six courses designated by a participating department. Courses counted toward a minor may not be counted toward a major except that with specific permission of both the major and minor departments, a maximum of one course may be so counted. Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average to pursue a minor and must achieve a minimum 2.00 average on all courses counted toward a minor.
Students are allowed to declare a minor through the Registrar’s Office no later than October 1 of the senior year. Department chairs or minor advisers recommend the minor for certification by the Registrar at the time of graduation.
To make formal connections among courses and disciplines, a student may choose a concentration, which consists of five or six courses representing two or more departments. The requirements for each concentration may include stipulations regarding grade point average, course level, and limitations on counting a course for both a major and a concentration.
Students apply to and are accepted by the faculty coordinator of the particular concentration. At the time of graduation and upon certification by the faculty coordinator to the Registrar that the student has satisfied requirements for a concentration, the concentration will be noted on the transcript.
A student may choose a second major, a minor, or a concentration, but no combination of the above.