Apply for your Major/Minor

There are several steps in applying for a major or minor.

Red bullet point for lists First: Review the process of how to choose a major. You should explore all of your options before making a final decision.  The Career Development Center offers workshops on how to choose a major.

Red bullet point for lists Second: Please read through the requirements listed below to be accepted to your major.  Some majors require that you have a 2.0 GPA and some ask that you take certain courses before being admitted.

Red bullet point for lists Third: Only after you have completed steps one and two should you apply for your major

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The forms for applying for your major or minor are located at the bottom of this page. We would like to encourage students to review the requirements for admission to their major, then scroll down to apply.

Admission requirements to A&S majors and minors are listed below.  If the department you are applying to is not listed, then there are no prerequisite courses or credit hours required.

See the requirements listed below and in the online catalog for further information.

American Sign Language Interpreting Studies B.S.

  • For admission to the BS in American Sign Language Interpreting Studies, students must have completed, ASL 101, ASl 102, ASL 201, ASL 202, ITP 115, ITP 215, and ITP 220

Anthropology

  • 2.0 Overall GPA

Art (B.A. and B.F.A.), Art History (B.A.)

  • Admission is selective. Please consult the Department of Fine Arts web site for details.  Students must submit an application and a portfolio to the Art Department in order to take studio arts courses (except in special situations).
  • Tips: You may take Art History 250, 270 or 290 to cover both the Art B.A. and the general education Art requirement prior to admission to the Art Department.  This is not required prior to admission.

Asian Studies BA

  • 2.0 Overall GPA

    Biology

    For students admitted to UofL starting in the Summer 2010 semester the following requirements apply:

    1. Completion of Biol 240, 242 and 244 (or equivalent courses taken at another institution) with a grade of "C" or better;
    2. Completion of Math 111 (or an equivalent course) with a grade of "C" or better OR placement into a mathematics course above the level of Math 111 on the basis of either the University mathematics placement examination or ACT/SAT score; and
    3. An overall grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Classical and Modern Languages

    • 2.0 Overall GPA, 2.0 GPA in the Major

    Communication

    • Admission to the B.A. program in Communication requires completion of Comm 201 with a grade of "C" or better; a UofL GPA of at least 2.0 in courses in the major; and a UofL GPA of at least 2.0 overall.
    • Admission to the B.S. program in Communication requires completion of Comm 201  with a grade of "C" or better; a UofL GPA of at least 2.0 in courses in the major; and a UofL GPA of at least 2.5 overall.

    English

    • Completion of English 101 and 102, or 105 (or approved substitute); 2.0 Overall GPA; 2.0 GPA in the Major

    History

    • 2.0 Overall GPA, 2.0 GPA in the Major

    Humanities

    • Minimum 15 semester hours earned, 2.0 Overall GPA

    Liberal Studies

    Please visit the Liberal Studies web site to get more information about the Liberal Studies Program.

    Unless otherwise noted admission to Liberal Studies requires the student:

    • Have completed 45 semester hours of college work
    • Have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (including transfer credit hours and grades if applicable); and
    • Submit a written proposal of degree program for approval by the Liberal Studies Committee. This proposal must be approved by Dr. John Hale before the applicant can be accepted as an approved Liberal Studies major.

    Mathematics

    • 2.0 Overall GPA, 2.0 in major and be enrolled in a math course higher than 205.

    Paralegal Studies

    • 2.0 overall GPA and 2.0 in the Major

    Psychology

    • Effective Summer 2013:
      Admission to the major in Psychology requires (1) completion of Psychology 201 (or approved substitute) with a minimum grade of C; (2) completion of the General Education Mathematics requirement; (3) completion of Psychology 301 (or approved substitute) with a minimum grade of C; (4) completion of 30 hours of degree-applicable credit with a minimum grade point average of 2.0; (5) a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in Psychology; and (5) a minimum grade of C- in all courses used to meet departmental requirements in the Psychology major
    • Effective Fall 2010:
      Admission to the major in Psychology, effective Fall 2010 requires (1) completion of Psychology 201 (or approved substitute) with a minimum grade of C; (2) completion of Psychology 301 (or approved substitute) with a minimum grade of C; (3) completion of 30 hours of degree-applicable credit with a minimum grade point average of 2.0; and (4) a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in Psychology.
    • Effective Fall 2006:
      Completion of Psych. 201 with a grade of C- or higher
      Completion of 2 additional courses in Psychology at the 300+ level with minimum grades of C-
      Completion of 30 degree-applicable credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
    • Prior to Fall 2006:
      2.0 Overall GPA, 2.0 GPA in the Major

    Sociology

    • Effective Fall 2006:
      Completion of Soc. 301 or equivalent with a C or higher.  To graduate with a degree in Sociology you must also earn a C or higher in Sociology 303 and 320.
      2.0 GPA, 2.0 GPA in the Major
    • Prior to Fall 2006: 2.0 Overall GPA and 2.0 in the Major.

    WGST - Women's and Gender Studies

    WGST BA

    • Admission to the major requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major.

    WGST BS

    • Admission to the major requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major.

    Information on admission requirements for in the catalog.  You must apply and be accepted to your major before you can apply for a minor.

    After you have been accepted to your major you should see your departmental advisor. 

    There is a directory of all advisors (both academic and departmental) here.

    Apply For Your Major or Minor

    apply for minor

    * You must be accepted to a major before being accepted to a minor.

    You may also choose to:

    Drop a Major or Drop a Minor

    When you have earned 90 degree applicable hours, please apply for a preliminary degree check (here) to make sure you are ready to graduate in the coming semesters.