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POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Office of the Registrar

Policy Author:

    

Contributing Offices:

    

Affected Parties:

Office of the Registrar, Faculty, Students, Staff

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=28838

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

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 who wish to complete a double major (BS/BS or BA/BA) or two separate undergraduate degrees (BA/BS or BA/BM or BS/BM) must meet with their professional advisor in CASAS to work out a completion plan.
Students must have 30 unique hours within the major core of the first or second major or degree. The foundational and investigative studies 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 can be used as electives for the second major, and vice versa.  At least 50% of the course work for each major must be earned at Liberty University.

Students who wish to earn an A.A. degree with two majors must have at least 15 unique hours in the core of the first or second major.

Students with a conferred A.A. degree who wish to earn a second A.A. degree must complete at least 15 additional hours through Liberty University, and there must be at least 15 unique hours in the core of the second major.

Students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue an associate’s degree will need to take a minimum of 15-hours through Liberty University of which 15-hours must be unique in the core of the major.

Students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue another bachelor’s degree will need to take a minimum of 30 additional hours through Liberty University of which 30-hours must be unique in the core of the major.

Policy Rationale:

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

SACS Criteria:

Enter SACS Criteria here.

Other Regulatory Criteria:

FERPA

Definition of Glossary Terms:

Enter Definition of Terms here.

Policy Keywords:

Declaration, majors, changing, double

Implementation Description:

Enter Implementation Description here.

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

University Registrar/Registrar's Policy Coordinator

Policy Review Cycle:

5 years

Procedures:

Enter Procedures here.

Sanctions:

 

Exceptions:

 

Other Policy Link Locations:

Registrar's Office webpage/University search database

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University Policy Template

Policy Name:

Majors

Submission Date:

July 2, 2014

Policy Area:

University-wide

☐ Unit-specific

 

Applies To:

Resident

Online

☐ Both

 

Action Being Taken:

Revision

New Policy

☒ Migration

Discontinue

Permission Level:

☒ Public

☒ Student

☒ Staff

☒ Admin

 

POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Office of the Registrar

Policy Author:

    

Contributing Offices:

    

Affected Parties:

Office of the Registrar, Faculty, Students, Staff

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=28838

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

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Definition of Glossary Terms

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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 who wish to complete a double major (BS/BS or BA/BA) or two separate undergraduate degrees (BA/BS or BA/BM or BS/BM) must meet with their professional advisor in CASAS to work out a completion plan.

Students must have 30 unique hours within the major core of the first or second major or degree. The foundational and investigative studies 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 can be used as electives for the second major, and vice versa.  At least 50% of the course work for each major must be earned at Liberty University.

Students who wish to earn an A.A. degree with two majors must have at least 15 unique hours in the core of the first or second major.

Students with a conferred A.A. degree who wish to earn a second A.A. degree must complete at least 15 additional hours through Liberty University, and there must be at least 15 unique hours in the core of the second major.

Students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue an associate’s degree will need to take a minimum of 15-hours through Liberty University of which 15-hours must be unique in the core of the major.

Students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue another bachelor’s degree will need to take a minimum of 30 additional hours through Liberty University of which 30-hours must be unique in the core of the major.

Policy Rationale

:

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

SACS Criteria:

Enter SACS Criteria here.

Other Regulatory Criteria:

FERPA

Enter Definition of Terms here.

Policy Keywords:

Declaration, majors, changing, double

Implementation Description:

Enter Implementation Description here.

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

University Registrar/Registrar's Policy Coordinator

Policy Review Cycle:

5 years

Procedures:

Enter Procedures here.

Sanctions:

 

Exceptions:

 

Other Policy Link Locations:

Registrar's Office webpage/University search database

POLICY APPROVAL (Official Approver Use Only)

Need for Legal Counsel Review?

Yes         ☐ No

Approved By:

Enter Policy Approver here.

Approval Date:

Enter Policy Approval Date here.

Implementation Date:

Enter Policy Implementation Date here.

Final Policy Number:

Enter Final Policy Number here.

None specified



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Sanctions

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Exceptions

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