Degree Plan Information

All newly admitted undergraduate students must file a Degree Acknowledgement Form (DAF) before registration. Initial degree plans are filed during the student’s first academic advising meeting after admission to the university. Once the DAF has been completed by the advisor, the advising hold will be lifted and the student can register for classes. Students are encouraged to take courses that fit within their degree plan to avoid excess hours.

A degree plan revised by a student after the census date for a term will be updated effective the subsequent term.

  1. MAJOR
    1. A minimum of 24 semester credit hours (SCH) within the field of study is required for a major, of which at least 12 SCH must be in upper-level courses.
    2. A double major requires that a degree plan be filed for each major. A student may declare no more than two majors.  A minimum of 24 distinct semester credit hours (SCH) within each field of study are required for each major; therefore, some degrees may not support double majors. Please refer to the degree program overview pages for any exclusions.
  2. MINOR
    1. A minor is an organized curriculum that is offered as part of a baccalaureate degree plan and enhances or complements the degree to be awarded in a manner that leads to specific educational or occupational goals. A minor in a baccalaureate degree consists of at least 18 SCH, of which at least 6 hours must be at the junior- or senior-level. Some minors require specific coursework. Please refer to the “Minors” section of the undergraduate catalog for more information.
    2. Sociology and Liberal Studies require the declaration of a minor(s); for all other undergraduate programs, the selection of a minor is optional. Certain baccalaureate degree plans have restrictions as to which minors may be pursued or whether a minor may be pursued at all. If a minor is desired, it must be declared on the DAF. A student may declare no more than two minors, with the exception of Liberal Studies, where three minors are required.
  3. DEVELOPMENTAL/REMEDIAL COURSES needed as preparation for college-level coursework cannot be applied as degree plan contents.
  4. CREDIT HOUR REQUIREMENTS
    1. All baccalaureate degrees require a minimum of 120 SCH. If a student declares two majors in the same degree (e.g., B.S. Psychology and B.S. Sociology) all requirements for both programs must be fulfilled, though the minimum remains 120 SCH.
    2. Students who declare two degrees (e.g., B.A. English and B.S. Psychology) must fulfill all degree requirements for both programs and complete a minimum of 150 SCH before the degrees will be simultaneously conferred. At least 12 hours of 3000- and 4000-level course work must be completed in each field of study. 
    3. A student pursuing a second baccalaureate degree must complete all university, college, and department/curricular requirements for the subsequent degree not covered in the first degree. In all cases, the total semester credit hours required must be at least 30 additional hours applicable to the subsequent degree. At least 12 hours of 3000- and 4000-level course work must be completed in each field of study.
    4. All baccalaureate degrees require a minimum of 45 SCH of upper-level credit hours, except for the B.A.A.S. Business, B.A.A.S. Information Technology, B.S. Aviation Science, and B.S.N. programs.
  5. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
    1. A student may count not more than 6 SCH of physical education credits toward their degree.