It is not unusual for a student to be admitted to UMM for a particular academic program and later discover that a different program will better suit his or her needs and interests. Many students change their majors one or more times. Often it is advisable to enter as Undeclared major and explore various areas before deciding on a major.
To change majors, request a new advisor and/or declare a concentration or minor, students must complete a Change of Program form, obtain the signatures required, and return to the Academic Affairs Office.
Most majors require a student to complete a concentration, as well as specified program and core requirements. Students should use the Change of Program form to declare or change a concentration.
A minor is a secondary area of specialization and competence that further prepares a student for a career and/or graduate work. A minor can only be awarded at the same time a degree is awarded, and may not be added after the degree has been awarded. Students should use the Change of Program form to declare or remove a minor from their record.
Students may complete two different majors simultaneously with no additional credits beyond those required to satisfy both majors. These students will earn a single baccalaureate degree.The degree granted will be the degree associated with the student’s primary major. All requirements for both the primary and secondary major must be completed at the time the degree is awarded. Students may not select the Bachelor of College Studies degree as a double major.
Both majors will be noted on the transcript, worded according to the following example: Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, with a second major in English, Creative Writing & Book Arts or Bachelor of Arts in English, Creative Writing & Book Arts with a second major in Secondary Education (depending upon which is designated the primary major).
If a student has chosen to double major in programs which are associated with two different degrees and wishes to earn both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree, the student must earn 30 credits beyond the number required for the degree with the lesser number of credit hours, whether the student is completing the degrees simultaneously or consecutively.