You must be accepted into a major in order to graduate from UB. It is important to be meeting with an Academic Advisor to gain assistance with the major selection process, including developing a plan of study to Finish in 4 years. Be mindful that if you have completed 60 units (credit hours), you need to have an Approved Major (accepted by an academic department) in order to maintain appropriate academic and financial progress.
For majors that normally begin with a student's junior year, you should plan to apply during your sophomore year. Application deadline dates vary by department; some departments review applications and accept students continuously while other departments admit students once per year. Remember that you should secure a major once you have completed 60 units (credit hours).
Meet with an Academic Advisor to review your record and compare it to the major requirements and acceptance criteria. Ensure that you also visit the department to request that your HUB Student Center be updated to list you as an intended major for that program. When you are confident you have completed or will have completed the prerequisite courses and met any other requirements, you should complete the application process. In general, students will need an Academic Advisement Report when applying to a department. Print one and make sure the major on your report is the major to which you are seeking admission. You may also need a copy of your declared major's department application, which can be picked up at the respective department office or found on the department's website. Be sure that you attach any additional documents that may be required by your declared major department (for example: references, evidence of volunteer work).
If you are accepted into your major, staff in the department will update your HUB Student Center to reflect that you are an accepted major ("Approved Major") and therefore eligible to register in majors-only courses. Your Academic Advisement Report will also automatically show the evaluation for this major. If you already have an Approved Major on your record and are adding another major, your Academic Advisement Report will show both approved majors.
Last updated: April 23, 2013 10:17 am EST