The Office of the Registrar houses policies and forms that allow undergraduate students to change or add majors, degrees, minors and specializations. For questions regarding degree or program requirements, please consult your college’s website or speak with your advisor.
A Special Request Form allows you to distinguish between your majors, setting one to primary and the other to secondary. For additional information about what a major is and its purpose, please click here.
Below are the main differences between a double degree seeking and a double major seeking student. For further information, refer to Second Baccalaureate Degree and Double Major (76-2).
Double Major (*Matteo Ricci Institute students, see below)
Which one should I or my advisee choose?
Students who wish to pursue a double major in two different colleges (i.e. Albers School of Business and Economics and Arts and Sciences) would likely benefit from declaring a double degree in lieu of a double major due to the fact that they will likely meet the 225 credits given the variation across colleges.
*Note that students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities may not select the double major option; they must select the double degree option and will be required to complete 180 credits for both degrees, not 225 credits.
The Add a Major, Degree, Specialization, or Certificate form allows you to make changes to your program.
Adding a major, degree, or certificate are all distinct options. We recommend that you speak with your advisor before submitting the form to ensure that you have selected the appropriate option.
The Add Minor form allows you to select a minor.
More information about minors can be found in policy Undergraduate Minors (84-1).
A minor is posted to a student's record concurrent with a first undergraduate degree only. All degree and minor requirements must be satisfied prior to such posting. A minor will not be posted after a first baccalaureate degree has been awarded.