Approved by: University Curriculum and Policies Committee
Related Policies: General Major Requirements
Related Forms, Procedures and References: Special Major Petition form
For Questions Contact: Office of the Registrar | 651.690.6531
Baccalaureate students may plan and gain approval for a special major involving work in two or more departments when no existing major or double major meets their academic needs. Special majors are to consist of a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 courses (48-60 credits), with at least half of the courses (24-30 credits) numbered 3000 or above. The Special Major Petition form with complete instructions and requirements is available on the Office of the Registrar Forms page.
Special majors require the approval of the University Curriculum and Policies Committee. Petitions must be submitted to the Baccalaureate Subcommittee of the University Curriculum and Policies Committee at least one year prior to graduation, but the planning for a special major should begin with the student's academic advisor in the first or second year of school.