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Majors

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties

Students

Policy Language

DECLARATION OF UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR
Students may declare their major at any time prior to the completion of 60 semester hours.  They must declare a major by the time they complete 60 semester hours of undergraduate credit.  Declaration of a major does not imply acceptance into programs such as Athletic Training, Cinematic Arts, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, or teacher licensure. Such programs have specific requirements before acceptance is granted.

A student’s computer competency must be demonstrated within the first 45 hours of a student’s program.  Transfer students must complete this within their first year at Liberty.

Acceptance into a major does not constitute acceptance into the Teacher Licensure Program.

CHANGE OF MAJOR
Major changes become effective for the semester following their request.  The process for changing/declaring a major can be found by visiting the Registrar’s office, accessing http://www.liberty.edu/registrar  or by calling 434-592-5100. All requests for a change of major will be processed by the Registrar’s Office upon receipt, and will be effective the following full term of enrollment.

DOUBLE MAJORS

Students pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree who wish to complete a double major or a dual degree should email their academic evaluator in the Registrar’s Office.  Students seeking a double major or a dual degree are required to complete all requirements for both majors/degrees before their degree will be conferred.

Students pursuing a certificate may not pursue more than one certificate at the same time.

Students who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree with a double major (BA/BA, BEd/BEd, BFA/BFA, BM/BM, BS/BS or BSN/BSN) or a dual degree (any two-degree combination of BA, BEd, BFA, BM, BS or BSN) must have at least 30 unique hours within the major of the first or second degree.

Students who wish to complete an associate’s degree with a double major (AA/AA) or a dual degree (AA and AAS, AA and AS, or AAS and AS) must have at least 15 unique hours within the major of the first or second degree.

The General Education/Core Competency Requirements may be shared if they are the same. However, if any requirements are different, the student must fulfill the higher of the two requirements.

The requirements from one major may be used as electives for the second major, and vice versa. At least 25% of the course work for each major must be earned at Liberty University.

Requests to add or remove a second major or dual degree will be processed by the Registrar’s Office upon receipt and will be effective the following full term of enrollment. However, changes to a secondary major/degree will not be permitted once the student is in final courses for the current semester and the Degree Completion Application is on file. 

Note: Students who are pursuing a dual degree (BS-MPH or BSN-MSN) must pursue only the dual degree and are unable to request a double major.

Policy Rationale

To ensure that students understand the expectations set forth by the University when declaring a major.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information

Procedures

None specified

Sanctions

None specified

Exceptions

None

Date of Last Review

10/20/2021