Although most students declare only one major, a student may formally declare more than one major within a single bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S., or B.A.S.) program. The student may do that either at the time of initial major declaration or, as may be more advisable given the planning required to complete more than one major, by declaring the additional major at a later date via Axess.
Special Requirements for Students Pursuing Multiple Majors
Students may not overlap ("double-count") courses for completing multiple major and/or minor requirements, unless:
- Overlapping courses constitute introductory skill requirements (for example, introductory math or a foreign language); or
- Overlapping courses enable the student to meet school requirements (for example, for a major within the School of Engineering and a minor). Currently, only the School of Engineering has school requirements for its undergraduate majors.
If you are pursuing more than one major you must complete a "Major-Minor and Multiple Major Course Approval" form indicating which courses you plan to apply toward each major and any minor(s). Departments must certify that the plan of study meets all requirements for the majors and any minor(s) without unallowable overlaps in course work.
If you cannot meet the requirements of major(s) and minor(s) without overlaps, you may be required to change your major(s) and or minor(s) to facilitate graduation. You should consult the Office of the University Registrar for additional information. In addition, the secondary major, outlined below, may be relevant.