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University of Delaware
    University of Delaware
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Restricted Majors


There is no University policy restricting students from declaring a major or a minor based on GPA. The following majors, listed below, are limited by accreditation or other academic requirements (minimum GPA, pre-requisites, etc.), availability of resources, physical space limitations (such as lack of laboratory space), or already have full capacity (e.g. training at Vita Nova).To submit a request to change major or minors, please complete the form found here:

Agriculture and Natural Resources:

Restricted Majors:

Animal Science (BS) : Internal transfers must have a 2.5 GPA.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences (BS) : Internal transfers must have a 2.5 GPA.

Environmental and Resource Economics (BS) : Internal transfers must have a 2.25 GPA.

Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management (BS) : Internal transfers must have a 2.25 GPA.

Natural Resource Management (BS) :Internal transfers must have a 2.25 GPA.

Statistics (BS) : Internal transfers must have a 2.25 GPA.

Insect Ecology and Conservation (BS) : Internal transfers must have a 2.0 GPA.

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (BS) : Internal transfers must have a 2.0 GPA.

Dates to request transfers:

For the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources applications for change of major are accepted at any time throughout the academic year.

Arts and Sciences:

Restrictions:

Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising Majors : Major restricted due to availability of lab space and faculty resources. Students should have a 2.0 GPA or higher. Acceptance into either program will be made based on number of open seats, seniority and academic performance.

Apparel Design (BS) : FASH core courses require a C- or better (see catalog for a list of applicable courses). Must have taken FASH122 and submit an online portfolio (see website for details of portfolio requirements).

Fashion Merchandising (BS) : FASH core courses require a C- or better (see catalog for a list of applicable courses). Must have taken MATH114 or higher.

Art and Design Majors : Admission/transfers require portfolio review for consideration to enter the major.

Communication Majors : Accepts students into Communication interest and then selects the top 125 sophomore to junior students based on performance in the lower level communication courses.

Foreign Language Education “Interest” :

  • Students who wish to change their major to Foreign Language Education must first declare a Spanish Studies, French Studies, Italian Studies, German Studies, Latin Studies or Classics Studies major with “an interest in Education.”. The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible to declare the Foreign Language Education major:
  • Completion of at least two 300-level Foreign Language courses
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 Overall
  • A score of Intermediate High or higher on the OPI (for modern languages) or a score of Intermediate 4 or higher on the ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) for Latin.
  • Praxis I passing score.
  • For additional information see: Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Liberal Studies Majors : See http://www.cas.udel.edu/bals/.

Music Majors : Admission/transfers require audition for consideration to enter the major.

Dates to request transfers:

For the College of Arts & Science, applications for change of major are accepted year round, with the following exceptions:

Apparel Design (BS) : Spring Admissions: Submit your application by September 15th and you will be notified by September 30th; Fall Admissions: Submit your application by February 15th and you will be notified by February 28th. For students taking FASH122 during spring semester, Internal Transfer applications are due on May 15th and students will be notified by May 30th.

Fashion Merchandising (BS) : Application deadlines- FALL-September 15th;  SPRING-February 15th.

Communication Majors : COMI students will be reviewed once they have completed the four required entry courses.

Business & Economics:

See the Lerner College’s web page Interested in Changing Majors?.

Restrictions (all majors are restricted):

Accounting (BS) : Students must have taken MATH 221 and ECON 101/103 courses with a grade of C- or better, and have 28 credit hours from UD completed before they are admitted. ACCT: Minimum GPA of 3.2 also required. MIS: Minimum GPA of 2.7 also required.  MIS applicants are encouraged to take MISY 160.

Economics Majors :

  • Economics (BA)  and Economics Education (BA)  require ECON 101/103, and MATH requirement (MATH 114, 115, 117, 221, or 241), and ECON 300 or ECON 301 all completed with a grade of C- or better; Completion of 28 credit hours at UD. A Minimum GPA of 2.0 needed to apply. For students admitted, Fall 2015 and forward, completion of at least one ECON class with a grade of C- or better taken at the University of Delaware (not transferred in).
  • Economics (BS)  complete ECON 101/103, ECON 301, and MATH 221 or MATH 241 with a grade of C- or better; Completion of 28 credit hours at UD. Minimum GPA of 2.0 needed to apply. For students admitted, Fall 2015 and forward, completion of at least one ECON class with a grade of C- or better taken at the University of Delaware (not transferred in).

Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation (BS) : Admission into the major is highly selective due to capacity limitations. Preference will be given to those who have completed ENTR350 or ENTR351 and 15 credit hours at the University of Delaware. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required; however, any student with a demonstrated record of involvement in entrepreneurship will be considered. Applications are available online at www.udel.edu/horn.

Finance (BS) : Students must have taken MATH 221 (or MATH 241), ECON 101 and ECON 103 all completed with grades of C- or better; and have 28 credit hours from UD completed before they are eligible for internal transfer. Current students need a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 required.

Financial Planning and Wealth Management (BS) : Students must have taken MATH 221 (or MATH 241), ECON 101 and ECON 103, all completed with grades of C- or better; and have 28 credit hours from UD completed before they are eligible for internal transfer. Current students need a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 required.

Hospitality Industry Management (BS) : Student must have completed 15 credit hours from UD and have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA for 15-60 credit hours, and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for more than 60 credit hours.

Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management (BS) : Student must have completed 15 credit hours from UD and have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA for 15-60 credit hours, and a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA for more than 60 credit hours.

International Business Studies (BS) : Students must have completed ECON 101/103 and MATH 221 with a grade of C- or better, be enrolled in a foreign language course at the time of application, and have 28 UD credit hours completed. Minimum GPA of 2.8 is also required.

Management (BS) : Students must have completed ECON 101/103 and MATH 221 with a grade of C- or better, and have 28 UD credit hours completed before they are admitted. Minimum GPA of 2.8 also required.

Management Information Systems (BS) : Students must have taken MATH 221, ECON 101 and ECON 103 all completed with grades of C- or better, and have 28 credit hours from UD completed before they are admitted. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 also required.  MIS applicants are encouraged to take MISY 160.

Marketing (BS) : Students must have taken ECON 101, ECON 103 and MATH 221, all completed with grades of C- or better; and have 28 UD credit hours completed before they are admitted. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 also required.

Operations Management (BS) : Students must have taken ECON 101, ECON 103 and MATH 221, all completed with grades of C- or better; and have 28 UD credit hours completed before they are admitted. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 also required.

Sport Management (BS) : Student must have completed 15 credit hours from UD and have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA for 15-60 credit hours, and a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA for more than 60 credit hours.

Dates to request transfers:

For the College of Business & Economics, and for the Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation (BS) , students may apply at any time by completing an application. Applications will be accepted and processed on a rolling basis. However, the end of the second week of spring semester will be the deadline for fall admission into the major.

For all other BE majors, follow the guidelines listed on the web page above.

Earth, Ocean and Environment:

Restrictions:

Meteorology and Climatology (BS) : Student should have a C- or better in MATH 241.

Marine Science - Marine Biology Concentration (BS) : Minimum GPA of 2.5 and have completed at least two of the following with a grade of C or better: BISC207, CHEM103, MATH241.

Dates to request transfers:

FALL 2016: From September 1, 2015 through September 15, 2016. Departments will notify students of their decisions by September 23, 2016.

SPRING 2017: From February 8, 2017 through February 22, 2017. Departments will notify students by February 28, 2017.

Education and Human Development:

Restrictions:

Early Childhood Education (BS) : students with 0-32 credits earned must have a minimum of 2.25 GPA; students with 22-60 credits must have a minimum of 2.4 GPA as well as passing Praxis Core scores; students with 61 or more credits must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA as well as passing Praxis Core scores.

Elementary Teacher Education Majors : Minimum 2.60 GPA (this is necessary so that teachers can be certified in neighboring states) and passing scores on the Praxis Core exam.

Human Services - Clinical Services Concentration (BS) : Restriction is based on the number of credits earned and overall GPA in order to meet the Senior internship requirement: 0-32 credits: 2.25 GPA; 33-60 credits: 2.4 GPA; 61 + credits: 2.5 GPA.

Human Relations Administration (BS) : Restriction is based on the number of credits earned and overall GPA in order to meet the Senior internship requirement: 0-32 credits: 2.25 GPA; 33-60 credits: 2.4 GPA; 61 + credits: 2.5 GPA.

Dates to request transfers:

For the College of Education and Human Development, applications will be accepted at any time and reviewed and admitted on a rolling basis.

Engineering:

The College of Engineering processes requests for changes of major into their Restricted Majors twice a year.

For Spring Term Requests: students can submit a Change Major, Minor, Concentration form through UDSIS between the time their fall term grades are published and January 5. Decisions will be made and communicated via email on or before January 12.

For Fall Term Requests: students can submit a Change Major, Minor, Concentration form through UDSIS between the time their spring term grades are published and August 5. Decisions will be made and communicated via email on or before August 12.

Important Notes:
  1. The Restricted Major policies for the majors listed below apply to ALL students for Change of Major requests for the Fall Term - including those who are still listed as EGU students after their freshman year.
  2. First-year freshmen EGU students are not allowed to request a Change of Major for their first fall term through this process.
  3. First-Year Freshman EGU Exemption: Please note that the Restricted Major policies for the majors listed below do NOT apply to first-year freshmen Engineering Undecided (EGU) students. The Engineering Common First Semester is designed to allow Engineering Undecided (EGU) students to learn about the various College of Engineering majors offered at UD and then request a Change of Major effective in their freshman spring semester. At any point between the Change of Registration deadline (the end of the eighth week of classes) and November 15 each year, first-year freshmen EGU students will be able to request a Change of Major. All first-year freshmen EGU students who meet this deadline will be allowed access to the requested major based upon their performance relative to the first-year freshmen EGU Change of Major applicant pool and the physical capacity limitations as determined by the department.
Restricted Major Information:
Please note that meeting or exceeding the Restricted Major GPA and course requirements listed below does NOT guarantee admission to the major.

Biomedical Engineering Majors  : Restricted for all students due to program capacity limitations. Prospective student applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a grade of B- or better in BISC 207, CHEM 103 and MATH 241.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Majors : Restricted for all students due to program capacity limitations. Prospective student applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a grade of B or better in both CHEM 111 and MATH 242, or equivalent.

Civil, Environmental Engineering, or Construction Engineering & Management Majors  : Students wishing to transfer into one of the three majors will need a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have earned a grade of B or better in MATH 242: Analytic Geometry and Calculus B and CHEM 103: General Chemistry.

Computer Science or Information Systems Majors : Students must have earned a grade of C or better in CISC 106 or CISC 108 or CISC 181 and a grade of C or better in MATH 117 or MATH 241 (or a higher level mathematics course). Student must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Due to capacity limitations, satisfying these minimal requirements does not guarantee admission. An application may be strengthened by a strong letter of support from a CIS faculty member (sent to cis-ugradprgm@udel.edu), but this is not required.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Majors : Students must earn a grade of B‐ or better in MATH 242 and a grade of B‐ or better in PHYS 207, or their equivalents. Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Mechanical Engineering Majors : Restricted for all students due to program capacity limitations. Prospective student applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. However, grades in program-required technical courses (math, basic science, and engineering) will also be heavily considered in the decision.

Health Sciences:

Restrictions:

Athletic Training (BS) : Students interested in the major should apply for admission to the Athletic Training Interest program. Pre-requisite courses for AT are KAAP155, KAAP220, KAAP210 and KAAP240. Directed observation hours, clinical evaluations and competencies, essay, and recommendations are required.

Dietetics (BS) : Students interested in the Dietetics major will be admitted to the Applied Nutrition major (APN). Students may apply to the Dietetics major upon completion of 40 credits total, which must include the following courses: NTDT 200 (3 cr.), NTDT 250 (3 cr.), CHEM 101/102 or 103/104 (or 107/108) (8 cr.), CHEM 213/215 (4 cr.), BISC 205 (4cr.). To be accepted into the Dietetics major, students must: 1) Complete all required coursework listed above, 2) Have an overall GPA greater than 2.75 (courses above must be included in the overall GPA), 3) Initiate change of major to Dietetics in UDSIS.

Exercise Science Majors : Students must have taken CHEM103, CHEM104, BISC207, BISC208 with a minimum grades of C- in each, have completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware, and have approximately a 3.0 GPA when seeking admittance to Exercise Science. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee entry into the major; approval for change of major is contingent on available space. See below for dates to request a change of major.

Health Behavior Science - Health and Disability Concentration (BS) : The major has no restrictions; however, students who wish to add this concentration must have completed one semester of chemistry (CHEM 103 or 107 with C- or above) and have a Minimum GPA of 2.75.

Health Sciences (BS) : Requires a personal statement and an interview with Assistant Dean.

Health Sciences - Occupational Therapy Track Concentration (BS) : The 3+2 joint BS/MS in Health Sciences/Occupational Therapy is an articulated program with Thomas Jefferson University. The only opportunity to be considered for a change of major is at the end of the freshman year. Please review the minimum requirements for consideration in the catalog. Students who are interested in this program should contact the CHS Undergraduate Student Services office at 302-831-8073 for more information.

Medical Laboratory Science (BS) : Completion of BISC207, 208, 276, 300, CHEM103, 104, 213, 215, 214 and 216. Completion of 60 credits and a 2.0 GPA are required.  Students interested in the major can apply at any time for admission to the Medical Lab & Diagnostics Interest program.

Medical Diagnostics Majors : Completion of BISC207, 208, 300, CHEM 103, 104, 321, 322, BISC 276/PHYS201/PHYS 202 OR KAAP309/310, and a MATH course from approved list. Completion of 60 credits is required. Eligibility for admission to the junior year of the Medical Diagnostic major is determined by academic achievement of an approximate 3.0 GPA in the required courses. Students interested in the major can apply at any time for admission to the Medical Lab & Diagnostics Interest program.

Nursing Majors : Completion of BISC205 or BISC207 and CHEM103 or CHEM105, PSYC100, KAAP220, and KAAP221. A 3.0 minimum UD GPA required. Admission is very competitive and dependent upon space available in the major at the time of the request. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the major.

Dates to request transfers:

Exercise Science Majors : Students must submit the “Change of Major” form in UDSIS from January 1-15 (for spring acceptance) or June 1-15 (for fall acceptance); students will be notified by February 1 or July 1 respectively.

Nursing Majors : The time period when Nursing makes change of major decisions is dependent on final grades for Fall/Spring and space availability. Students who have completed the requirements for consideration should submit a change of major webform by May 15 for fall entry or December 15th for spring entry.

For other College of Health Sciences majors, change of majors are approved as received, as long as the student meets the prerequisites.