Students may not have an associate degree and bachelor’s degree conferred with the same conferral date. At least one session and one course must be completed after the associate degree is conferred in order to have both degrees conferred.
A major must include a minimum of 30 separate identifiable credits. In order to obtain a double major, each major must have 30 separate identifiable credits. The same course may not be used in more than one major unless the course is a required course in both majors. If a course is required in one major and an option from a “select one or more of the following” area, the course is used only in the major in which it is required. If double majors fall under two different degrees (BA and BS) the degree will be conferred based on the primary major (first major listed in the student record system).
Center, online, self-paced and international students select a major upon acceptance to the university. Fayette campus students must declare a major by the end of the fourth semester (a stipulation that is consistent with NCAA requirements).
Choosing a minor field of study is optional. Minors are offered in accounting, art, biology, chemistry, communication studies, criminal justice, exercise science, Earth systems science, economics, financial management, general business, graphic design, health services administration, human resources management, human services, information systems, information technology, management, marketing, mass media, mortuary science, pre-law, psychology, public administration, sociology, and sustainability. The same course may not be used in a major and a minor unless the course is a required course (not part of a “select” area) in both the major and the minor.
A minimum of 15 semester hours of separate identifiable semester credits must be earned for each minor that is declared. The same course may not be used in a major and a minor or among multiple minors unless the course is a required course (not part of a “select” area) in both the major and the minor or among multiple minors.
For a list of master degree programs see Graduate Programs.