Declaring Your Major

After choosing a degree, it’s time to consider a major/minor. There are many options available.

What is a Major?

A major is your primary field of study during your undergraduate degree. It allows you to focus on your area of interest and earn a degree that’s right for you.

What is a Minor?

A minor is a secondary field of study that often compliments your major.

What is a Double Major?

A double major is two majors combined into one degree. It allows you to equally explore two areas of interest.

Making the right choice

If you’re having a hard time choosing a major, here are a few things to consider:

  • Almost half of all new students are undecided about their majors.
  • Most students change majors at least once during their academic careers.

Plan ahead:

  • Evaluate your interests and career goals.
  • Speak with an Academic Advisor.
  • Take courses in different departments to explore a variety of areas of study.
  • Do your research. Check the Academic Calendar to see your options. If you’re interested in multiple areas, consider doing a double major or adding a minor.

When to declare your Major

Bachelor of Arts - No later than the completion of 60 credit hours.

Bachelor of Commerce - After earning 45 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Bachelor of Science - After earning 30 credit hours.

How to declare your Major

When you’re ready to declare your major, print the Major Declaration Form‌ (PDF).

Bring the form, plus a copy of your unofficial transcript from Self Service Banner, to your desired major’s department office for approval from their chairperson.

You can use the same form to declare a second major or a minor.

Take your completed, approved form to the Service Centre for processing.

Changing your Major or degree

If you’d like to change your major or degree, there are a few things to consider.

Your academic requirements are governed by the regulations in effect at the time you declare your major or minor. If you change degrees, you will need to declare your major again.

Need help? Ask us. We’re here to help. If you’re having a hard time choosing a major that best suits your future goals, speak with an Academic Advisor.

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