Frequently Asked Questions
How do I check my major?
You can determine what the University shows as your official major by logging on to FlashLine and checking the student tools tab. You will see your major listed in the second column on the page under Academic Profile.
What does it mean to declare a degree?
In order to graduate, all students need to have a major that ultimately leads to a degree. Your degree could be a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or a bachelor of fine arts, etc. Some majors do not lead to a degree. Students are placed into non-degree granting majors if they are uncertain about a major or if they are unable to get into their major of choice due to GPA and/or program capacity. The majors below are not degree-granting majors.
- College of Architecture and Environmental Design: AED - General
- College of Education Health and Human Services: Education, Health and Human Services — General
- College of Communication and Information: CCI - General
- College of the Arts: College of the Arts — General , Pre-Fashion Design and Merchandising
- College of Undergraduate Studies: Exploratory
How do I declare a major that is degree-granting?
If you know what major you want to declare, you should contact the college advising office for that major. You will then be advised on the steps you need to take to formally declare that major. If you still do not know what you want to major in, you should contact your current advisor. If you do not know your current advisor, contact the college advising office for your current major.
Why would I currently be enrolled in a non-degree granting major?
Students are placed into non-degree granting majors if they are uncertain about a major or if they are unable to get into their major of choice due to GPA and/or program capacity.
Do the 45 credit hours count towards any degreed major?
Each major has different requirements. To see how your current credits apply to your desired major, you need to contact a college advisor.