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    Registration & Declaration
Step-by-Step Course Registration 101                                                                                                      

Here is a Step-By-Step Guide on How to Register for your courses! Here you will find YouTube tutorials on how to register for classes, what classes you should be selecting, and much more.

If you are a FIRST-YEAR student, please review these resources before booking an appointment to see your assigned program advisor.
Declare a Concentration                                                                                                                            
Concentrations allow you to focus your major requirements in a particular area of study. You can declare your concentrations at any time, however, it is strongly recommended that you do so as early in your degree as possible. You can also change your concentrations as many times as you'd like, however, we strongly recommend that you consult with your assigned Academic Advisor before doing so.


Declaration to Change Your Major

Continuing Bachelor of Science students who wish to transfer from their current major into Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science, or Geology must follow the Major Declaration process. The Major Declaration form is due at the Registrar’s Office by February 1. Students will be considered for transfer into these majors if they have successfully completed four courses while in the Bachelor of Science program. For all of these majors, the decision to approve a change of major is not guaranteed and will be based on:

  1. A competitive Grade Point Average earned on three specific courses required for entrance: MATH 1200, CHEM 120X, and GNED 140X.

  2. The projected availability of seats in Chemistry, Environmental Science, General Science, and Geology majors.

Students completing courses required for transfer into their intended major in the Fall semester will have decisions communicated to them by March 1. Students completing courses required for transfer into their intended major in the Winter semester will have decisions communicated to them by May 15. Students are strongly encouraged to connect with their Academic Advisor before registering for courses for the following year. 

Please Note: There is no major declaration process for students who wish to transfer from their current major into the Biology Major or Computer Science Major. Students wishing to gain access to these majors must apply through Admissions.

Declaration of a Minor

Students planning to complete a minor should check with an Advisor early in their studies so that they can ensure that they meet all requirements before graduation. Most courses at the 3000 and 4000 level have prerequisites, so students should consider those prerequisites when selecting their 1000- and 2000-level courses. Minors are not mandatory

Here are some things we think you should consider during your decision process:

  1. Your future goals. You can't know what to do today if you don't know where you're trying to get to in the future. Let's say you want to be a doctor. Have you done thorough research on the profession and if a minor would even help you get there?
  2. Your future goals. This is such an important factor in choosing whether or not to add minors, we thought we should say it again. Career Services and Wellness Services can both offer you guidance in designing these goals.
  3. Your personal interests. If you don't find a minor interesting, you'll likely have a hard time successfully making it through. Your minor should stir your passion for learning and education.
  4. Timeline. If you declare a minor, how many semesters might it set you back? If it's significant, you should have a compelling case for switching.
And of course, chat with your advisor, we are here to help discuss your options! Make sure to review the List of Minors available before meeting with your advisor. 


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