Course Substitution for Major or Minor

Approved by:  University Curriculum and Policies Committee | Office of the Registrar

History:  N/A

Related PoliciesGeneral Major Requirements | General Minor Requirements | Transfer of Credit

Related Forms, Procedures and References:  Substitution Form (located on the Office of the Registrar Forms page)

For Questions Contact:  Office of the Registrar, St. Paul | 651.690.6531


Department chairs are authorized to approve substitutions for courses required for a major or minor.  Students who have already taken a course at St. Kate's or elsewhere (i.e., the course has already been transferred to the St. Kate's transcript) may petition the department chair to consider whether the course (or a combination of courses) could be substituted for a required St. Kate's course(s). Students initiate the petition process by completing the online Substitution Form, found on the Office of the Registrar Forms page. Decisions at the department chair level are final.

Course substitutions are petitionable for major and minor courses only.  Students may not petition course substitutions for liberal arts and science core courses.

The substitution process does not supersede the residency requirement for majors and minors.

Students should carefully review their online degree evaluation prior to submitting a request for substitution in the event that an equivalency as already been established. If the degree evaluation has already substituted the transfer course for the required course, it means that the course has already been evaluated as equivalent to the St. Kate's course. No petition is necessary if this is the case.