Major and Minor Major and Minor Policy (Approved May 25, 2010) Maximum Number of Majors and Minors: A maximum of up to two majors and up to two minors is ...

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    MajorandMinorPolicy(ApprovedMay25,2010)

    MaximumNumberofMajorsandMinors:Amaximumofuptotwomajorsanduptotwominorsispermitted,providedallworkcanbecompletedwithin140units.Amajorandanhonorsmajorinthesameprogramare consideredtobeasinglemajor.Exceptionstothe140unitcompletionrulecanbemadeforCSUNbachelorsdegreesthatrequiremorethan120unitstocomplete.Studentswhoreceiveanexceptionmustbeabletocompletethesecondmajorandanyadditionalminorswithin20unitsbeyondthenumberofunitsrequiredforthebachelorsdegreeintheirfirstmajor.

    DeclaringaMajor:StudentswhostartatCSUNmustdeclareamajorbythecompletionof60units.StudentswhoarecurrentlyUndecidedorUndeclaredandwishtodeclareamajormusthavethemajorapprovedbythedepartmentchairofthenewmajor.Transferstudentsmustdeclareamajorintheirtransferapplication.Studentswhohaveearned60unitsandhavenotdeclaredamajorwillhavearegistrationholdplacedontheirabilitytoregisterforthefollowingsemesterscourses.Thesestudentswillnotbeabletoregisterforcoursesuntiltheydeclareamajor.Note:Coursesnumberedbelowthe100leveldonotcounttowardthe60units.Advanced Placement(highschool)unitsdocounttowardthe60units.

    AddingaSecondMajor:Studentscanaddasecondmajor(doublemajor)onlyiftheycancompletebothmajorswithin140units.Studentsmaynotaddasecondmajoraftercompletingtherequirementsfortheirfirstmajor.StudentrequeststoaddasecondmajormustbeapprovedbytheDepartmentchairsoftheexistingmajorandthesecondmajor.Ifthestudentseekingtoaddamajorhas90ormoreearnedunits,therequestalsomustbeapprovedby theassociatedeanofthenewmajor.Allrequeststoaddasecondmajormustbeaccompaniedbyaplandemonstratingthattheadditionalmajorcanbecompletedwithin140units.Whenastudentcompletestwomajors,bothmajorswillberecordedonthediploma.Coursestakentosatisfytherequirementsforonemajormaybedoublecountediftheysatisfyrequirementsinthesecondmajor.

    ChangingMajororOption:Studentsseekingtochangemajors/optionsmustbeabletocompletethenewmajor/optionwithin 140units. Studentrequeststochangeamajor/optionmustbeapprovedbytheDepartmentchairofthenewmajor/option.Ifthestudenthas90ormoreearnedunits,therequestalsomustbeapprovedbytheassociatedeanofthenewmajor/option.Requeststochangemajorsoroptionsmustbeaccompaniedbyaplandemonstratingthatthenewmajor/optioncanbecompletedwithin140units.

    AddingaMinor:Studentscanaddaminoronlyiftheycancompleteboththeirmajorandtheminorwithin140units.StudentrequeststoaddaminormustbeapprovedbytheDepartmentchairofthenewminor.Ifthestudenthas90ormoreearnedunits,therequestalsomustbeapprovedbytheassociatedeanofthenewminor.Requeststoaddaminormustbeaccompaniedbyaplandemonstratingthattheminorcanbecompletedwithin140units.

    ChangingaMinor:Studentsmaydroptheircurrentminoratanytime.Theymayaddanewminoraslongastheysatisfythepoliciesandproceduresforaddinganewminor.

    EarningaMajorandMinororMorethanOneMinorfromtheSameDepartment:Studentsmayearnamajorandaminorfromthesamedepartment,ormorethanoneminorifthemajorandminor(s)areassociatedwithdifferentacademicdegreeprograms.Notethatdifferentoptionsinthesamedegreeprogramarenotconsidereddifferentacademicdegreeprogramsforthispolicy.

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    TransferUnits:Whencomputingtheearnedunitlimitsonaddingmajorsandminors,amaximumof70communitycollegetransferearnedunitsoramaximum of90fouryearcollege/communitycollegecombinationtransferearnedunitswillbecounted.

    AppealsProcess:StudentswhowishtoappealthispolicyorarelateddecisioncanapplytoaMajors/MinorsAppealsBoardcomposedofanassociatedean,arepresentativeofUndergraduateStudies,theASPresidentordesignee,andtwofacultymembersselectedbytheFacultyPresident.Forexample,studentswhocannotcompletetheircurrentmajorbecauseofaninabilitytocomplete/passarequirementmayfilearequestwiththeMajors/MinorsAppealsBoardtochangemajorseventhoughtheymayneedtoexceedthe140unitlimittocompletetheirnewmajor.

    Summaryofapprovalsneededforaddingorchangingmajors,minorsandoptions.

    Studenthas

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