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NR2.4 Major Requirements

NR2.4.1 There are three types of major: departmental, interdepartmental, and individual. Requirements for departmental majors and interdepartmental majors are established by the respective departments or interdepartmental committees. Students wishing to take individual majors should consult with their Faculty adviser. Programs for individual majors are subject to approval by the Executive Committee.

NR2.4.2 A major shall consist of not fewer than 36 nor more than 60 upper division units.

NR2.4.3 Not more than 9 units of courses in the 190-199 series may be counted in fulfilling the upper division units needed for the major.

NR2.4.4 The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences will not allow concurrent enrollment in double Baccalaureate programs. A student may be considered for a second Baccalaureate only upon completion of degree requirements in his/her first degree, providing he/she meets the spirit of Regulation 650 of the Academic Senate, Candidacy for a Second Bachelor's Degree.

NR2.4.5 A student may elect to take a second major within the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. A course used to satisfy the requirements for one major may be used to fulfill the requirements for a second major as well. Of the required upper division units, a minimum of 24 (no more than 4 of which can be 190-199 courses) must be unique to each major. If the two majors lead to different degrees (B.S. and B.A.), that fact will be noted on the transcript, but only one diploma indicating both degree designations will be issued upon successful completion of such a double major program. Furthermore, if the double major is a mixed B.S./B.A., the college requirements for both majors must be met.(Am 7 Nov 91) (Am 6 Nov 97)

NR2.4.5.1 A declaration of a second major, which includes a list of courses used to satisfy the requirements for each major must be signed by both academic major advisors and the Dean. The declaration must be filed at the Dean's office at least two quarters before graduation. At the time of filing, a student must have completed 120 units, with at least 18 upper division units in the primary major and 8 upper division units in the secondary major. To declare a second major, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher and a major GPA of 2.7 or higher.(En 7 Nov 91)(Am 20 Nov 07)

NR2.4.6 A student registered in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences may elect a second major in a department or interdepartmental group of another college. A declaration of such second major must be signed by the Deans of both colleges and filed by the student with the primary college. A student will meet requirements of both primary and secondary majors and the college requirements of the primary major if they are both in the same Baccalaureate class. If the two majors lead to different degrees (B.S. and B.A.), that fact will be noted on the transcript, but only one diploma indicating both degree designations will be issued upon successful completion of such a double major program. Furthermore if the double major is a mixed B.S./B.A., the college requirements for both majors must be met. (Am 6 Nov 97)

NR2.4.7 A student may transfer from one major to another by filing a change of major petition, which requires approval of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs or equivalent. (Am 29 Nov. 2011)

NR2.4.8 A grade point average of at least 2.0 in upper division courses taken in the field of the major is a graduation requirement.


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