Nov 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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?.

Registration - Business Courses for non-BE Students

Non-College of Business and Economics Undergraduate Students: All undergraduate College of Business and Economics courses (ACCT, BUAD, BUEC, ECON, ENTR, FINC, HOSP, MISY and SPTM) have a restriction that will block enrollment if it will take you over 25 hours of BE credits completed.  Business Essentials (ACCT 200, BUAD 100, ECON 100 and FINC 200), transfer and test credit are excluded from this total.

Students admitted to a UD major or minor that requires more than 25 credits in the Lerner College of Business and Economics may exceed this limit.  If you need to take the course, but have exceeded the credit limit, please contact the appropriate Business and Economics Department.

Restrictions (all majors are restricted):

Accounting (BS) : Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware, and have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA to apply

Economics Majors :

  • Economics (BA)  and Economics Education (BA)  Completed the following classes with a C- or better: ECON101 Microeconomics; ECON103 Macroeconomics; and MATH requirement (MATH114, 115, 117, 221, or 241).  Students admitted to UD as of fall 2017 and after must complete ECON 300 or ECON 301 with a C- or better.  Students admitted to UD as of fall 2015 and after must complete at least one Economics course with a grade of C- or better at the University of Delaware (not transferred in). Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware, and have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to apply
  • Economics (BS)  Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Students admitted to UD as of fall 2017 and after must complete ECON 301 with a C- or better.  Students admitted to UD as of fall 2015 and after must complete at least one Economics course with a grade of C- or better at the University of Delaware. Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware (not transferred in), and have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to apply.

 

Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation (BS) : Admission into the major is highly selective due to capacity limitations. Students must confirm space availability in their class year. Completed 15 credits at the University of Delaware. Completed ENTR350 or BUAD 350. Preference will be given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed ENTR 351; 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) :Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware. Minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA to apply.

Financial Planning and Wealth Management (BS) : Current students will need an interview, which will be scheduled at the time of application. Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware. Minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA to apply.

Global Enterprise Management (BS): Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware. Must be enrolled in a foreign language course to be eligible to apply. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply.

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) : Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware. Must be enrolled in a foreign language course to be eligible to apply. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply.

Management (BS) :Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware, and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply.

Management Information Systems (BS) : Students are encouraged to take MISY 160. Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply.

Marketing (BS) : Students entering the Marketing major should plan to have completed MATH 201 by the end of their sophomore year at the latest. Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply

Operations Management (BS) : Students entering the Operations Management major should plan to have completed MATH 201 by the end of their sophomore year at the latest. Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 Microeconomics, ECON 103 Macroeconomics, and MATH 221 Calculus I or MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A. Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply.

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:

The Lerner College of Business and Economics processes requests for changes of major into their Restricted Majors twice a year.

 Fall Term Requests: students can submit a Change Major, Minor, Concentration form through UDSIS between  March 15 and August 5.

 Spring Term Requests: students can submit a Change Major, Minor, Concentration form through UDSIS between October 15 and January 5.

All of the other criteria will remain as is (GPA, credit hours, etc., as listed for each major.)

 

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; students with 61 or more credits must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA.  Students looking to enter the major from the UD Associate in Arts program should contact 302-831-6500 for information about admission requirements.

Elementary Teacher Education Majors : Minimum 2.60 GPA and passing scores on the Praxis Core exam or exempt scores on the SAT or ACT.

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.  Students looking to enter the major from the UD Associate in Arts program should contact 302-831-6500 for information about admission requirements.

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:

Nutrition and Dietetics (BS) : Students interested in this major must have completed CHEM101 and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Interested students should contact a BHAN advisor for further information.

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)  : Students must have completed BHAN155, BHAN311, KAAP220, NTDT200, MEDT200, and STAT200 and have 60 UD credit hours completed at the time of request. Students must also submit a personal statement of interest in the major to the Assistant Dean. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee entry into the major; approval for change of major is contingent on approval from the Assistant Dean.

Health Sciences - Occupational Therapy Track Concentration (BS)  : The 3+2 joint BS/MS in Health Sciences/Occupational Therapy is not open to change of majors per the articulation agreement between Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Delaware.

Medical Laboratory Science (BS) : Completion of BISC207, 208, 276, 300, CHEM103, 104, 213, 215, 214 and 216. Completion of 60 credits, an overall 2.0 GPA, and a 2.0 science index GPA are required for consideration for admission to the Medical Laboratory Science major.  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, KAAP221, and PSYC100 with grades of B or better and a minimum UD GPA of 3.0. Admission is very competitive. The department will accept 5 students each January to begin in the spring semester.

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: Students who have completed the requirements for consideration should submit a change of major webform by December 15.

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