Formally Declaring a Major

Campus-Based Students

Students who did not declare a major at the point of admission to the college must do so after earning 45 credit hours in a bachelor's degree program, or 12 credit hours in an associate's degree program, by submitting a Change of Major/Academic Advisor Form to the Registrar's Office, if they have not already done so.

Transfer Students: Students transferring in 45 credit hours or more for a bachelor's degree, or 12 credit hours for an associate's degree program, must declare a major within the first semester of their program by submitting a Change of Major/Academic Advisor Form to the Registrar's Office.

A student may declare any major officially in existence at the time the student declares a major. The Program Evaluation available on Web Services outlines all graduation requirements, including the requirements in the student's major, and monitors the student's progress toward completion of these requirements.

EDP Students

EDP students may choose from the following majors: business management, childhood education, professional studies, interdisciplinary studies, and psychology. Other JSC programs, including elementary and secondary teaching endorsement, are available if students can take courses on the JSC campus. For details on degree requirements, see the sections in this catalog on particular academic departments.

Students majoring in professional studies or in interdisciplinary studies must prepare an individualized degree plan with the help of advisors during their first semester. Students in these majors may not graduate until their degree plans have received approval by the EDP Academic Review Board. If a student has not submitted a degree plan by the last review meeting of the second semester in the program, the program's co-directors may recommend administrative dismissal for one semester. In the first semester of their program, students majoring in professional studies or interdisciplinary studies must prepare an individualized degree plan with the help of their advisor.