Declaring or Changing a Major or Minor
Useful Links for Undecided Students
- Advising for Undeclared Students: What is a UM Hold?
- Career Planning
- Four-Year Planning Guide
- Scheduling Tips
Exploring a Major
- Visit our Programs of Study page to learn about the requirements for various programs.
- Look up Course Descriptions in the Catalog and other program information.
- Find out about faculty, clubs, and other programs associated with that major by visiting the department web site.
- Visit Explore a CMU Major to discover what careers are associated with a major.
What is a Program Sheet?
- Petition/Program Sheets outline the academic requirements of a degree or certificate program. A program sheet functions as a contract between the student, department, and Registrar. Program sheets are available online from the Programs of Study page.
- Degree Requirements are listed under these sections on the Program Sheet: Essential Learning/General Education, Wellness, Foundation, and Major (Core and Concentration and/or Electives and/or Licensure Requirements).
- Completion of Degree Requirements is the responsibility of the student. A completed program sheet is required to demonstrate completion of degree requirements for graduation. Students are responsible for maintaining and completing their program sheets with appropriate signatures. Working closely with a Faculty Advisor throughout enrollment at Colorado Mesa University will help to ensure proper course selection and sequencing. Advisors are not responsible for failure to meet degree requirements.
*Graduation information can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar
Major vs. Minor
A set of required courses from one or more departments in a subject chosen as the student's principal field of study. Designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to pursue a specific career and/or advanced study.
An optional secondary program of study, apart from the major, consisting or fewer hours (typically, 15-24 credit hours). Minors can be used to pursue additional career interests by either broadening career options or better qualifying students for a specific field. Minors can be used to fulfill elective credits for a Baccalaureate Program--check the Program Sheet to see if electives are required. NOTE: Minors can only be obtained in conjunction with a Baccalaureate degree and are not required.
**For more information on majors, minors, or Double Majoring the CMU Catalog.