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Majors, Minors and Degrees

What You Need to Know

  • You can only change your major during certain times of the year.  See the Academic Calendar for these approved dates.
  • For Spring and Summer 2020 you may apply for pre-major status if you have a UK cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher AND you have the prerequisites to enroll in, or have completed MA 110.
  • For Fall 2020 you may apply for pre-major status if you have a UK cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher AND you have completed MA 110 or equivalent with a B or higher.

What You Need to Do

  • Change your major through myUK. 

What You Need to Know

  • For students declaring or changing out of an engineering major, you can only do so during certain times of the year.  See the Academic Calendar for these approved dates. For students declaring or changing from one engineering major to another, the period to change is always open.
  • Any student can change majors during the designated approved periods but certain restrictions apply. Majors in Colleges of Business and Economics, Communication and Information, Design, Health Sciences, Nursing, Public Health, and the major of Landscape Architecture (all “Selective”) must first apply and then be accepted into the major prior to declaring.

What You Need to Do

  • Change your major through myUK. 

Double Major

A student fulfills the college requirements for the student’s PRIMARY major and departmental requirements (including the Graduation Composition and Communications Requirement (GCCR)) for the second major. 

The student will receive one diploma with both majors listed.

Example:

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry

 

Dual Degree

A student fulfills the college and departmental requirements for BOTH degrees. The student must have 24 earned hours over and above the number required for the student’s PRIMARY degree. For example, for a dual degree in Computer Engineering (CPE) and Electrical Engineering (EE), CPE requires 128 hours so the student must fulfill both degree requirements (including the Graduation Composition and Communications Requirement (GCCR)) and have a total of 152 hours to graduate with two degrees. 

The student will receive two diplomas – one for each degree. 

Example:

1st Diploma:  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

2nd Diploma:  Bachelor of Science
Mathematics

Note:  For students intending to double degree or major, engineering major MUST be the PRIMARY degree or major.

What You Need to Know

  • For students adding/removing a non-engineering major or degree, you can only do so during certain times of the year.  See the Academic Calendar for these approved dates. For students adding/removing an engineering major or degree, the period to do so is always open.
  • Any student can add/remove majors or degrees during the designated approved periods but certain restrictions apply. Majors in Colleges of Business and Economics, Communication and Information, Design, Health Sciences, Nursing, Public Health, and the major of Landscape Architecture (all “Selective”) must first apply and then be accepted into the major prior to declaring.
  • For students intending to double degree or major, engineering major MUST be the PRIMARY degree or major.

What You Need to Do

  • Change your major through myUK. 

A minor is a structured group of courses leading to a knowledge and understanding of a subject, but with less depth than a major. Minor options are described with the major programs in the UK Bulletin and also on the UK Registrar’s Majors & Minors web site.

To add or remove a minor, please apply in myUK.