Declaring a Major

In order to earn a baccalaureate degree from Newberry College,

  • Each student must complete an approved program of study in a major field.
    • A major consists of at least 30 semester credit hours in a designated discipline.
    • Some majors require over 60 semester credit hours of required course work related to the course of study.
    • It is possible to major in more than one subject area within either the B.A. or B.S. degree.
  • A student may also double major across degree fields, but will be awarded only one degree (B.S., B.A., B.M., B.M.E., B.S.N., or B.S.R.T. degree) with the transcript reflecting the two majors completed.
  • Students may earn a second or additional degree by completing at least 30 semester credit hours credit beyond the previous degree.
  • All students shall declare their major by the end of their Sophomore year.
    • Students are encouraged to begin consideration of a major early in their freshman year, especially if they anticipate entering a major that is highly structured with a specific sequence of courses, or a major where the number of credit hours is large.
    • Postponement of the choice of a major beyond the sophomore year, or change of major, is likely to delay graduation beyond the normal four years. Students are urged to seek the advice of the department chair in the discipline of interest early in the first year of enrollment.