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  Albion College Catalog 2002-2003 > Academic Programs > Major Requirement
Majors are possible in three separate areasĀ¾the departmental major, the interdepartmental major and the individually designed major.
Requirements for departmental majors are revised periodically, and full details appear in each departmental description in the “Departments and Courses” section of this catalog.
The requirements for an individual major include a minimum of six units of course work, plus one unit of directed study which demonstrates ability to perform independent scholarship or creative activity related to the proposed major program.
www.albion.edu /academics/02catalog/programs/major.asp   (448 words)

 UCR CHASS Student Academic Affairs
Major requirements are established and revised, subject to approval of the Executive Committee and faculty, by the respective departmental faculties or curriculum committees.
If the major department decides that the student is not complying with the minimal progress standard, the student may be discontinued from the major until there is evidence of adequate progress in major courses.
A declaration of two majors in different colleges must be approved by the Associate Deans of the colleges concerned and filed by the student with the college of the primary major.
chassstudentaffairs.ucr.edu /majors   (1441 words)

 Academic Policies@Elizabethtown College
Major and minor disciplines are determined by the predominant course prefix of the major/minor course requirements.
For secondary education majors, the major subject area is considered to be the discipline of the major.
Cases of academic dishonesty are reviewed individually and according to the circumstances of the violation; however, students who violate the standards of academic integrity can normally expect a grade of F in the course and/or possible dismissal from the College.
www.etown.edu /web/policies/academicPolicies.html   (7567 words)

 Department of Theology: Valparaiso University
Majors must take at least two courses in addition to 493 that are designated in the Schedule of Classes as courses primarily intended for theology majors (not fulfilling this stipulation are 451, 453, 480).
Theology majors who carry at least a 3.5 average in the major may, in the second semester of their junior year, arrange with the chair of the department to pursue Honors Work in Theology during their senior year.
This major would be complemented with a major or minor and courses from other departments such as psychology, counseling, communications, education, social work, music, art, and more, depending on the student's goals.
www.valpo.edu /theology/academic.php   (1557 words)

 Undergraduate Academic Information - NDNU Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The academic major includes a minimum of 24 discrete units of upper-division coursework in the major discipline.
An academic minor requires a minimum of 12 discrete units in the chosen area, of which 6 units must be upper division and taken in residency.
Units of coursework counted toward the minimum 24 units required for a major and the minimum 12 units required for a minor cannot be used to meet the minimum unit requirements for another major or minor (i.e., the units must be discrete).
www.ndnu.edu /catalog/current/ug_academic.html   (2340 words)

 Academic major - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is a mainly U.S. and Canadian term for a college or university student's main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies.
The university department offering the major defines a framework for the student's studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of freely chosen courses relevant to the major.
Some majors in some universities effectively define the student's full course of study; many others allow students considerable latitude both within their field and in their other courses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Academic_major   (335 words)

 UNCA Catalog - Academic Regulations and Procedures
A demonstration of competency in the major field (or, in the case of students not pursuing a traditional major program, in an area of academic concentration) is required of every degree candidate in the senior year.
According to the instructor's view of the gravity of the offense, a student may be punished by a failing grade or a grade of zero for the assignment or test, or a failing grade in the course.
All students are responsible for the proper completion of their academic program(s), for familiarity with the University catalog, for maintaining the grade-point average required, and for meeting all other degree requirements, including attendance at the commencement exercises at which they will receive their diplomas.
www.unca.edu /catalog9798/academicregs.html   (5581 words)

 Choosing a College Major: How to Chart Your Ideal Path
Yes, there are some students who arrive on campus and know exactly their major and career ambitions, but the majority of students do not, thus there is no need to rush into a decision about your major as soon as you step on campus.
A majority of students in all colleges and universities change their major at least once in their college careers; and many change their major several times over the course of their college career.
And don't be discouraged if you still don't have a major the first time you take this journey...your goal should be narrowing your focus from all possible majors to a few areas that you can then explore in greater depth.
www.quintcareers.com /choosing_major.html   (1252 words)

 Academic Major
Students are typically responsible for meeting the major requirements in effect at the time they enter the university or change majors.
If students would benefit from meeting a set of major requirements other than those in effect at the time they declared their major or were admitted/readmitted to the university, their advisor may request of the students’; academic dean that a different set of major requirements be met.
All academic majors must consist of at least 30 credits; at least 12 of which must completed at SRU and 15 of which must be at the upper division (typically numbered 300 or above).
academics.sru.edu /catalog/ac_major.asp   (429 words)

 Academics: Requirements of a Major
A program of study may not be counted as a major for a BA or BS degree unless the student has earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in the courses required for completion of that program, unless otherwise specified by individual departments.
Majors offered within the Division of Continuing Education are described on their web pages.
Determining a major field of study is an important choice in a student’s academic career.
www.linfield.edu /academics/major_req.php   (995 words)

 Academic Major Myth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In fact, a listing of academic majors provides only a narrowly prescribed view of fields of study and virtually no insight into either the areas of study in which faculty are engaged or how a relationship can be forged between personal areas of interest and a university education.
By letting the myth of the academic major guide your thinking about planning an undergraduate education, you could be constraining your abilities to make sense of your education and undermining what developmental advising should accomplish.
Their academic work reflects interdisciplinary study because their fields of study demand that they consider the interrelationships among various areas of knowledge and how those interrelationships provide a perspective to look at interactions in the real world.
www-students.housing.uiuc.edu /floors/westonex/modmyth.htm   (2751 words)

 Academic Support Programs - Buffalo State College - Academic Advisement Center - The Family Connection - FAQ
Academic Advising is an important service provided by the college to assist students in developing and realizing their academic potential.
Academic advising is mandatory at Buffalo State College and students are encouraged to contact their adviser early in the semester to discuss their academic progress.
It is a process which helps students interpret the values and benefits of higher education, assists students in their choice of educational and career objectives commensurate with interests and abilities, and examines the consequences of possible short- and long-range goals.
www.buffalostate.edu /academicsupport/x615.xml   (1700 words)

 Santa Clara University - College of Arts and Sciences - Psychology - Academic ProgramsThe Major
The psychology major at Santa Clara provides students with a broad background for understanding behavior through exposure to many of the subfields within the discipline of psychology.
The majority of professional psychologists work in the area of clinical or counseling psychology.
Many psychology majors obtain more extensive clinical experience by working several hours per week at one of the agencies as part of a quarter long practicum/internship course.
www.scu.edu /cas/psychology/academic/themajor.cfm   (497 words)

 Albion College Catalog 2001-2002 > Academic Programs > Major Requirement
The major requirement represents learning mastery in an area of specialization.
Majors are possible in three separate areas the departmental major, the interdepartmental major and the individually designed major.
An example is a student wishing to major in "British government." Such a major is not offered under the interdepartmental program, nor is it a subject most undergraduates pursue.
www.albion.edu /academics/01catalog/programs/major.asp   (449 words)

 Linda Tobash, Choosing a College Major, eJournal USA, November 2005
Unlike other national educational systems, where someone's college major is determined by what was studied in secondary school or scores received on college entrance exams, undergraduate applicants to U.S. colleges and universities often can choose from the full range of schools and academic majors.
When a student chooses a major, he or she enters into a contract with a college to complete a prescribed course of study that consists of both general education requirements (i.e., university requirements) and academic major requirements.
A minor, or concentration, is usually closely related to the academic major; e.g., a student might major in English and minor in theater, or major in history and minor in political science, or vice versa.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/itsv/1105/ijse/major.htm   (1493 words)

A major is a coherent, in-depth program of study in a particular discipline or disciplines wherein the student will develop and demonstrate an increasing awareness of both the possibilities and the limits of the major program of study.
Students who have not declared a major are urged to consult with the Coordinator for Advising of Exploratory Studies Students.
It must be understood that students accepted in a particular major at the time of admission to LHUP are not eligible for automatic acceptance into another major within the University at a later date.
www.lhup.edu /academic/acad_affairs/declaring_majors.htm   (478 words)

 Louisiana Tech University - Office of the Registrar::Academic Major Changes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Undergraduate students may change majors by printing out this form and following the instructions printed at the top of the form.
academic department or the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies for their signature.
This notifies the department of your intent to change your major.
www.latech.edu /registrar/change_major.shtml   (216 words)

 2006-2007 Catalog - Academic Information - Academic Information
Of the remaining two courses, one must be in the academic major of the students choice, while the other course may be any WI course in the curriculum.
Academic honesty is a necessary corollary to academic freedom; each concept presupposes the other.
Therefore, Carthage expects academic honesty from all of its members and maintains college-wide honesty guidelines and penalties that must be supported by the whole academic community.
www.carthage.edu /academics/catalog/displayitem.cfm?id=22   (6277 words)

 UMass Amherst: Undergraduate Admissions: Choosing a Major
If space limitations keep you from your second choices as well, you will automatically be considered as an undeclared major, with academic advising provided through Pre-Major Advising Services or the College of Natural Resources and the Environment (if your academic interests lie in that area).
Some of the majors at UMass Amherst are “competitive.” This means that they are more selective for freshmen admission, either because students who apply are often high achieving with credentials such as honors courses and Advance Placement credits, or because acceptance into the major requires certain high school coursework.
English and Nursing are examples of “pre majors.” Students will take a series of predictor courses and their performance will determine if they are accepted into the major.
www.umass.edu /admissions/academics/Choosing_Major   (597 words)

 Millsaps College :: Academic Advising   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Academic advisors are mentors to their students, helping them to understand the value of academic planning not only as a means of fulfilling degree requirements, but also in the context of setting personal, professional, and intellectual goals and bringing them to fruition.
Academic planning is a natural part of the liberal arts education, empowering and enabling students to take responsibility for shaping their own lives.
To emphasize the importance of each individual's responsibility for his or her academic program, all incoming students read, discuss and sign the following pledge in the first meeting with their advisor during Orientation in the fall.: I fully acknowledge my responsibility for completing all College degree, and major field requirements.
www.millsaps.edu /academics/academic_advising.shtml   (531 words)

 Technical Guidelines for Academic Programs
Definition - An academic Major is a coherent grouping of courses in a particular academic field of study.
Majors are typically offered by academic departments, although the Senate has not limited the offering of Majors to departments.
The Individual Major must be approved by the Committee on Majors, Honors, and Special Programs (MHSP) to assure that the proposed course of study is equivalent to an Academic Major in its intellectual value and rigor.
www.umb.edu /academic_programs/csm/senate/docs/technical.html   (1198 words)

 Academic Advising & Career Development
Academic Advising and Career Development is pleased to provide you with our publication, Career Guide to JMU Majors, 7th Edition, Copyright 2005.
Choosing a major is an important decision for students and impacts the level of satisfaction they experience in their academic studies and their qualifications for their entry into certain types of career fields.
It is important to note that alumni surveys indicate that JMU graduates go into a wide variety of careers, some of which are not directly related to their academic major, but utilize the broad range of skills and experiences students have developed during the college years.
www.jmu.edu /aacd/career_guide/index.htm   (969 words)

 Academic Advisement
It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the assistance of an academic adviser.
Ordinarily a major in one of the social sciences and some additional work in at least several other social sciences are recommended.
Students are encouraged to seek advice early in their academic careers to most efficiently plan a program of study that effectively blends general education, major and subject matter preparation requirements.
www.fullerton.edu /catalog/Academic_Advisement/index.asp   (1502 words)

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