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Fill out the Major/Minor Change Form to declare or change a major/minor.  As the form is processed, a faculty advisor will be assigned.  Students can view their declared major and advisor by viewing their Degree Works report.  Students should also follow the correct Program Sheet to ensure proper course selection.

Useful Links for Undecided Students

Exploring a Major

  1. Review the different programs of study offered at CMU by exploring the Catalog.
  2. Look up Course Descriptions in the Catalog.
  3. Find out about faculty, clubs, and other programs associated with that major by visiting the department web site.
  4. 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 in the Catalog.
  • 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/Degree Works is required to demonstrate completion of degree requirements for graduation. 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 of 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 requirements in the Catalog 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.