An academic major is an organized curriculum offered as a major area of study that is part of an existing or proposed degree program and does not constitute sufficient distinct coursework, faculty, and instructional resources to be considered a separate degree program. A Program Major must be reasonably associated with the degree program under which it is offered and share common core or prerequisite courses with other majors within the same degree program. A Program Major will not be assigned a Program Inventory, and will not be recognized as a stand along degree program at the university. The number of credit hours for a Program Major will be established by the university for each degree level.

Students choose their academic major based on a variety of reasons including the student’s areas of interest and abilities, past academic achievement and in preparation for a specific profession. A student may not have a major and a minor in the same program. College courses used in the major will not apply to the minor.