Boise State University Policy #3020
Effective Date: July 1978
Revised: July 1995; January 2008
To establish University policy for student declaration of an academic major.
Applies to all student declarations of academic majors.
Provost’s Office, 426-1202
- Policy Statement
A student seeking a baccalaureate degree must declare a major field of study by the time he or she is classified as a junior.
The student, in conjunction with his or her academic advisor, is responsible to declaring an academic major by the time the student has achieved junior status.
- Classification of Junior Status: A student seeking a baccalaureate degree will be classified as a junior when fifty-eight (58) credits have been earned.
- Deadline for Declaration of Academic Major: Students seeking a baccalaureate degree must declare a major when they are classified as a junior.
- Changes to Major: Students may change their major at any time. However, students in programs with upper-division admissions standards must be formally admitted to the program to officially claim it as a major.