2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


University Curricula

All undergraduate curricula of the university lead to the bachelor’s degree and have a common area of general education subjects, which provide a rich, liberal education. The selection of a particular curriculum is one of the most important decisions you will make as a college student. It determines your major area of concentrated study and also directly or indirectly determines your professional future.

The selection of a curriculum or area of specialization should be made with care after considering your academic strengths, areas of interest, plans for future study, and career goals. You may want to consult with friends, family members, university counselors, or faculty advisors before making a decision. If you plan to undertake graduate study after completing your bachelor’s degree, you should look into the admissions requirements for the schools and graduate programs you are considering.

If you do not declare a major at the time you are admitted, you will be enrolled as an undeclared student under the Office of Undeclared Students. The office provides a wide variety of academic support services so undeclared students can make normal progress toward a degree while exploring educational and career options. Undeclared students must declare a major by the middle of their sophomore year. The dean of the School of Academic Programs and Services is the academic dean for all undeclared students.