Contract Majors

Original Policy Source APPM Section III Item 19
Policy Approval Authority UC
Primary Audience Faculty
Status Active
Effective Adoption Date 12-07-1995
Last Review Date 10-16-2017
Policy Category/Categories Faculty & Academics

Appendix C: Contract Major Report Form (PDF)

Five colleges in the university (Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts) offer students the opportunity to develop an individualized program of study which differs significantly from the university's regular majors. The contract major leads to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a contract major may also lead to a Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) Degree.

In conjunction with and under the advisement of a faculty sponsor, the student pursuing a contract major formulates a program of study, using existing university courses, which follows requirements determined by her or his particular college. Individual college requirements for contract majors are defined in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Contract majors are reviewed for approval by the appropriate college curriculum committee. Contract majors are also reviewed by the Baccalaureate Council (BC) on an annual basis.

The Contract Major Report Form (see Section III, Appendix C) is designed as a guideline for the development of proposed contract majors and used by colleges to report contract majors to the BC.

Approved by the Committee on the Undergraduate Curriculum on November 16, 1995. 
Approved by the Undergraduate Coordinating Council, December 7, 1995
Revisions approved by the Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum April 10, 2014; Undergraduate Coordinating Council May 1, 2014
Revisions approved by the Baccalaureate Council, September 8, 2016
Editorial modification, October 16, 2017


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