Mississippi Valley State University

September 22, 2014

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Major

A major consists of a planned sequence of courses totaling not fewer than 30 semester credit hours usually in one discipline which, when combined with general education and elective courses, leads to a bachelor degree. Students should consult the appropropriate academic department for information on each discipline's requirements for a major. Students should declare a major by the end of the sophomore year or sooner.

Minor

A minor consists of a planned sequence of courses totaling a minimum of 18 semester credit hours as specified by each department. Some degree programs may require the student to complete a minor while other programs may not. Students should consult the appropriate academic department for specific requirements.

Areas of Concentration

A major program may require a core program of study within the discipline in addition to required courses in the major area of study. Students should consult with the appropriate department for information on areas of concentration.