Declaring a Major or Minor
Declaring a Major
All students are required to formally declare a major whether or not they specified a probable major on the admission application. The Declaration of Major form must be submitted before the end of a student's sophomore year or, if the student entered as a junior, before the end of the student's first semester of enrollment. A declaration or change of major after the beginning of the junior year may require some work beyond four years to complete the bachelor's degree. Changes in anticipated degree date do not automatically extend a student's financial aid eligibility.
A student may choose to major in a maximum of two fields provided the major requirements in both areas are fullfilled. Students must take at least 10 unduplicated courses in each field. Only students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 may declare a second major.
Declaration of Major forms are available online and in the M Center. Each student and the proposed advisor must complete the form and return it to the M Center. Many majors have more than one possible concentration; students must declare their intended concentration on the form. Note the concentration will not appear on the diploma. Students who plan to pursue a double major may declare both majors and both advisors on the same form. Any transfer credit to be placed in the major must be included on the Declaration of Major form and approved by the major advisor. The major advisor must be from the major department.
Students who wish to change their major may do so by completing another Declaration of Major form. Students who are changing the concentration of their major must follow the same procedure. Students who are changing their major or their major concentration may find that they need additional time beyond the four years to complete all of their major requirements. Changes in anticipated degree date do not automatically extend a student's financial aid eligibility. Students have until the graduation application deadline of the year in which they graduate to change their major (See Academic Calendar for deadlines).
Students may view information regarding their major in myMILLS via the Mills Resource Portal.
Students have the option of declaring a minor. Minors are listed on a student's transcript but do not appear on the diploma. A student may choose to minor in a maximum of two fields provided she fulfills the minor requirements in both areas. All minor requirements must be unduplicated either between the minors or between the major(s) and the minor(s).
To declare a minor, students must complete and submit a Declaration of Minor form, available online, no later than November 1 of their senior year. Minor requirements are listed under the appropriate department. The minor advisor must be from the minor department.
Students may view information regarding their minor in myMILLS via the Mills Resource Portal.
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Advising and Registration
Majors and Minors
Graduate Degree and Certifcate Programs