Are you ready to declare a major or minor? If you have the requisite GPA or required pre-major courses (if needed), do not delay. Declare your major now.
Note: Students can declare minors only after declaring a major.
- Visit the Major / Minor department. Ask for an appointment to declare. Contact info is available on departmental Web pages.
- For the advising session, bring your Academic Advising Folder (available from your current advisor).
- Bring a copy of your Progress Report and internal transcripts (available on my.newpaltz.edu).At the appointment, review a Major/Minor Plan of Study and complete a Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form.
- Submit the Major / Minor form to Records and Registration (HAB19).
Transfer credits may be applied to major and minor requirements; however, one half of the major/minor credits must be completed at SUNY New Paltz. Students are expected to fulfill the major/minor requirements that are in effect at the time they officially declare or redeclare (in the case of academic dismissal or removal from the major).
Minors are optional and can be a way of exploring an interest area in a less in-depth way than a major, or of organizing elective credits. Minors require 18 to 25 credits. At least half of the credits for the minor must not be contained within the program plan of the student's major. (This includes major courses as well as required cognate courses).
For more information, see Policies: Major/Minor Declaration and Related Procedures