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Declaring a Major/Minor

Declaring your major or minor may seem like a—well, major step. You may feel hesitant, but there are real benefits to declaring a major early and little reason not to. Once you declare, you're assigned a professional advisor for your program. You can become eligible for major-specific scholarships, gain access to student orgs and activities in your program, and enroll in classes that match your interest. Save time and money by taking courses that count toward your major. Best of all you will feel amazing because you have a plan! What if you discover you're interested in a different major? Don't worry. You can change your major at any time.

How to Declare a Major or Minor

After you’ve decided your major, contact your assigned professional advisor. To find out who your professional advisor is, log into SIS and look on the right side of your home screen. Your professional advisor will help you declare.

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How to Choose a Major

Your choice of major is a very individual decision. You—and you alone—should decide what you will major in. Career Services can be an excellent resource for exploring careers and choosing a major. They have a wonderful career assessment tool, that will help you understand how your unique talents and values map to a career. They have a guide to majors that can help you answer questions you should consider when selecting a major. You can always contact a career advisor for help.

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Earning a Second Bachelor’s Degree

Currently, UW-Green Bay has no dual degree programs. If you have earned a first baccalaureate degree from UW-Green Bay, you may earn a second, distinct baccalaureate degree by completing a minimum of 30 additional undergraduate credits in residence subsequent to the awarding of the first degree and by satisfying all major requirements for the second degree, including a second minor if it required as part of the subsequent degree. Prior minors earned may not be used to satisfy this requirement. This 30-credit requirement includes a minimum of 15 credits that are used to satisfy the requirements for the major or minor declared as part of the second degree. The two bachelor’s degrees earned must have different degree designations (e.g., BS, BA, BAS, BBA, BSN, BSW).

Declaring Two or More Majors

If you declare two or more majors at the same time, you are granted only one baccalaureate degree and receive only one diploma upon graduation. If the majors declared have different degree designations, then you must choose which degree you want to receive. All successfully completed majors are recorded on your academic transcript.

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