When a student completes 60 credits of undergraduate work, s/he is required to declare a major. However, students may declare a major prior to reaching 60 earned credits. The major declaration form must be signed by the Academic Advising Center, the appropriate department chair, and the faculty advisor, then sent to the Office of the Registrar to update the student’s record. When students declare a major, they are assigned a faculty advisor by the appropriate department chair. The assigned faculty advisor is responsible for working with the student on such issues as course selection and academic challenges. Students are ultimately responsible for reviewing and understanding the requirements of the degree program in which they are declared.
Scholarship students are required to declare their major in accordance with their scholarship defined major.