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Policy on Double Majors and Minors

Beginning September 25, 2014, students are allowed to declare a second major (a second option or major in the case of Business majors) if both majors can be completed within 48 units above the number of units required for their primary major. Students will only be allowed to declare a minor if both the major and minor can be completed within 36 units above the number of units required for their primary major.

Students will be required to demonstrate that both programs can meet this restriction by the submission of a written explanation attached to the Petition to Change Major Curriculum Form or Minor Course Approval Form. The written explanation must be verified and signed by the chair of the department offering the program and the associate dean of the college associated with the program.

Policy on Double Majors and Minors – Effective fall 2014
  1. Students may declare up to two minors in addition to their primary major if all academic programs can be completed within 36 units above the number of units required for their primary major. Students must receive the approval of the chair of the department offering the proposed academic program.
  2. Students may declare one major (or option in the case of Business majors) in addition to their primary major if all academic programs can be completed within 48 units above the number of uni ts required for their primary major. Students must receive the approval of the chair of the department offering the proposed academic program.
  3. Minors or double majors may be declared at any time in a students' career. After earning 135 total units, students may declare a minor or additional major only if they are in good academic standing and have the approval of the chair of the department offering the proposed academic program.
  4. Credits from transfer units, non - traditional college - level work (including AP, IB, and CLEP examinations, and credit by challenge examinations), and military service in excess of 90 quarter units shall be excluded from the unit count for the purposes of the minor and double major policies.
  5. Students may request exceptions to the minor and double major policy by filing a general academic petition.