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.
- 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 - No later than the completion of 60 credit hours.
How to declare your Major
When you’re ready to declare your major, fill out the Major Declaration Form (PDF).
Email the form to your Faculty Advising Office for approval.
You can use the same form to declare a second major or a minor, or to drop a major or minor. Dropping a major or minor does not require approval.
Your completed major declaration form will be emailed from your Advising Office to the Student Records office 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.