Programs of Study including Majors & Minors


Planning an Academic Program

Degree Residency Requirement

  1. A minimum of 30 credits must be earned at UW-Green Bay.
  2. The minimum credit residency requirement for a major is 15 credits.
  3. The minimum credit residency requirement for a minor is nine credits.
  4. One half of the upper-level requirements for any major, minor, etc., must be earned at UW-Green Bay.

A student who has completed the junior year and meets the residency requirement, but cannot complete the senior year in residence for reasons of employment transfer, marriage, or other cause, can graduate from UW-Green Bay. Appropriate courses taken at another university as a substitute for senior year residence at UW-Green Bay can be selected with an adviser. Selected courses must then be approved by the chairperson of the student’s major and, if necessary, by the appropriate academic dean.

Guidelines for Majors and Minors

  1. Majors will consist of a minimum of 30 credits with at least 24 credits at the upper level.
  2. Minors will consist of a minimum of 18 credits with at least 12 credits at the upper level.  The three exceptions are Music, Art, and Theatre.
  3. Closing entries on the official transcript will include only degrees, date, major(s), minor(s), and honors (if any).
  4. Diplomas will carry only the degree (B.A., B.S., etc.) and all-university honors, if any.
  5. Overlapping of requirements for majors, minors, and professional programs with the general education requirements is permitted.
  6. Majors, minors and professional programs may declare that their requirements are valid for a maximum period of five years following the final approval of a student’s academic plan.