Declaration of a Major (Policy 3020)
University Policy 3020
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Last Revision Date
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.
July 1995; January 2008