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Declaration of a Major (Policy 3020)

University Policy 3020

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Effective Date

July 1978

Last Revision Date

January 2008

Responsible Party

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, (208) 426-1202

Scope and Audience

This policy applies to all student declarations of academic majors.

1. Policy Purpose

To establish University policy for student declaration of an academic major.

2. Policy Statement

A student seeking a baccalaureate degree must declare a major field of study by the time he or she is classified as a junior.

3. Responsibilities and Procedures

3.1 Classification of Junior Status

A student seeking a baccalaureate degree will be classified as a junior when fifty-eight (58) credits have been earned.

3.2 Deadline for Declaration of Academic Major

Students seeking a baccalaureate degree must declare a major when they are classified as a junior.

3.3 Changes to Major

Students may change their major at any time. However, students in programs with upper-division admissions standards must be formally admitted to the program to officially claim it as a major.

Revision History

July 1995; January 2008