May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 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.

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

Environmental and Resource Economics - Economics of Sustainability and Policy Concentration (BS) : Internal transfers must have a 2.25 GPA.

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

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

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

Landscape Architecture (BLA) : Internal transfers must have a 2.5 GPA. Cohort sizes are restricted by accreditation standards. GPA exceptions determined by interview only.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine (BS) : Internal transfers must have a 2.5 GPA and have passed MATH 115  or higher and CHEM 103 .

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

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

Biological Sciences - Pharmaceutical Sciences Concentration (BS) : This major is a joint 3+4 program between UD and Thomas Jefferson University College of Health Professions PharmD program. During the fifth semester at UD, and upon final recommendation by the UD/Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) Joint Admissions Committee, students will be admitted to the TJU PharmD program and to the BS Biological Sciences degree with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students interested in this major should declare Pharmacy Interest.  

Fashion Design and Product Innovation (BS) : Must have taken FASH 122  and submit an online portfolio (see website for details of portfolio requirements). If any other FASH courses are taken, they must have grades of C- or better. Students should have a 2.0 GPA or higher. Acceptance into the program will be made based on number of open seats, seniority and academic performance.

Fashion Merchandising and Management (BS) : Must have taken MATH 114  or higher. If any other FASH courses are taken, they must have grades of C- or better. Students should have a 2.0 GPA or higher. Acceptance into the program will be made based on number of open seats, seniority and academic performance.

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:

  1. Completion of at least two 300-level Foreign Language courses,
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.75 overall, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their language courses.
  3. For additional information see: Languages, Literatures and Cultures .

Liberal Studies - Medical Scholars Program (BA) : Freshmen are invited to join an “Interest Group” in their second semester, designating medicine as their professional goal. Upon completion of their sophomore year, qualified students from this group are selected for early conditional acceptance at either Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), or Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. Following interviews at these respective institutions, accepted students are declared Medical Scholars. For more information, consult the Medical Scholars Program website: http://sites.udel.edu/healthpro/msp/ 

Music Majors : The application deadline for all music majors is January 15. Admission to all music majors requires an audition. Auditions are held only in Winter Session. Current UD students considering a change of major to music should email Music Admissions. The School of Music Admissions Office as early as possible to discuss audition requirements. Please review the required audition repertoire for your relevant instrumental or voice category.

Dates to request transfers:

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

Fashion Design and Product Innovation (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 FASH 122  during spring semester, Internal Transfer applications are due on May 15th and students will be notified by May 30th.

Fashion Merchandising and Management (BS)  

  • Application deadlines:
  • FALL - September 15th;  
  • SPRING - February 15th.

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 ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware, and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply.

Business Analytics (BS) : Complete the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 , ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware, and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply. 

Economics Majors :

  1. Economics (BA)  and Economics Education (BA) : Completed the following classes with a C- or better: ECON 101 ; ECON 103 ; and MATH requirement (MATH 114 , MATH 115 , MATH 117 , MATH 221 , or MATH 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.
  2. Economics (BS) : Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 , ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . 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 (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 ENTR 350 /BUAD 350  with a C- or better. Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, however, students with a demonstrated record of involvement in entrepreneurship may be considered. An application and interview are required. Applications are available online at www.udel.edu/horn.

Finance (BS) : Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 , ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware. Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply.

Financial Planning and Wealth Management (BS) : Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 , ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware. Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply.

Global Enterprise Management (BS) : Students entering the Global Enterprise Management major should plan to have completed STAT 200  by the end of their sophomore year and MISY 262  by the end of the fall semester of their junior year at the latest. Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 , ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware. 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.

Hospitality Business 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 entering the International Business Studies major should plan to have completed STAT 200  by the end of their sophomore year and MISY 262  by the end of the fall semester of their junior year at the latest. Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 , ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . 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) : Students entering the Management major should plan to have completed STAT 200  by the end of their sophomore year and MISY 262  by the end of the fall semester of their junior year at the latest. Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 , ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . 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 , ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . Completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply. If the student does not have the 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA, the student will still be considered for admission on a case by case basis if a grade of B+ or better is earned in MISY 225 .

Marketing (BS) : Students entering the Marketing major should plan to have completed STAT 200  by the end of their sophomore year and MISY 262  by the end of the fall semester of their junior year at the latest. Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 , ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . 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 STAT 200  by the end of their sophomore year and MISY 262  by the end of the fall semester of their junior year at the latest. Completed the following classes with C- or better: ECON 101 , ECON 103 , and MATH 221  or MATH 241 . 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.  
  • All of the other criteria will remain as is (GPA, credit hours, etc., as listed for each major).

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 Climate Science (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: BISC 207 , CHEM 103 /CHEM 133 , MATH 241 .

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 will complete a written application and admitted based on program capacity.  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.  Students will complete a written application and admitted based on program capacity.  Students looking to enter the major from the UD Associate in Arts program should contact 302-831-6500 for information about admission requirements.

Human Relations Administration (BS) : Admission into the major is selective due to capacity limitations.  Students must complete HDFS 201  or HDFS 202  with a C or better, have at least 15 credits completed at the University of Delaware and a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the major; students will be admitted based on program capacity.  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. However, the Computer and Information Sciences department may make some decisions in June and November for selected student populations as described below.

For Spring Term Requests: Students seeking a change to an Engineering major can submit a Change Major, Minor, Concentration form through UDSIS after their fall term grades are published in UDSIS but before January 5. Decisions will be made and communicated via email on or before January 12.

  • Non-first-year, non-first semester students seeking a change to a Computer Science BA or BS major or Information Systems BS Major may submit a Change of Major Form at any point after August 12 but before January 5. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences reserves the right to make some early decisions on these requests in November.

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

  • Non-first-year, non-first semester students seeking a change to a Computer Science BA or BS major or Information Systems BS Major may submit a Change of Major Form at any point after January 12 but before August 5. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences reserves the right to make some early decisions on these requests in June.

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 Undeclared (EGU) students. The Engineering Common First Semester is designed to allow Engineering Undeclared (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 eleventh 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 3.2, a grade of B or better in CHEM 103 /CHEM 133 , and a grade of B- or better in 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 : Restricted for all students due to program capacity limitations. Students wishing to transfer into one of the three majors will need a minimum GPA of 2.75. Meeting the minimum GPA requirements does not guarantee admission. Grades in program-required technical courses (math, basic science, and engineering) are also considered in the decision.

Computer Science or Information Systems Majors : To apply for a change of major into any of the Computer Science or Information Systems programs, students must have taken CISC 106  or CISC 108  or a higher level CISC course at UD.  Students must also have taken MATH 117  or MATH 241  or a higher level math course at UD. Applications that also meet the following requirements will be guaranteed acceptance based upon departmental capacity: taken MATH 241  or a higher level math course at UD; cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher; combined GPA for all MATH and CISC courses of 3.6 or higher. Applications that do not meet the requirements above, but do meet the following requirements, will be considered based upon departmental capacity: cumulative GPA of 3.0; combined GPA for all MATH and CISC courses of 3.2.

Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Cybersecurity Engineering Majors : Students must earn a grade of B‐ or better in MATH 242  and a grade of B‐ or better in PHYS 207 /PHYS 227 , 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 should 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.

Materials Science and Engineering Majors : Students who wish to change major to materials science and engineering must have a strong math and science background, a 3.0 GPA and a “B” or better in CHEM 111  and MATH 241 .

Health Sciences:

Restrictions:

Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BS) : Admission requires completion of BISC 207 BISC 208 , CHEM 103 /CHEM 133 CHEM 104 /CHEM 134 CHEM 213 /CHEM 215  or CHEM 321 /CHEM 325 , CHEM 214 /CHEM 216  or CHEM 322 /CHEM 326 , MATH 114  and the sequence of KAAP 309 /KAAP 310  or PHYS 201 /PHYS 221  and PHYS 202 /PHYS 222 . Completion of approximately 60 credits and a cumulative 2.9 GPA are preferred for consideration for admission to the Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology major.  Requests for admission below minimum 2.9 GPA considered on a case-by-case basis.  Students interested in the major can apply at any time for admission to the Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Interest program.

Nutrition and Dietetics (BS) : Students interested in this major must have completed CHEM 101 /CHEM 131  or CHEM 103 /CHEM 133  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 CHEM 103 /CHEM 133 , CHEM 104 /CHEM 134 , BISC 207 , BISC 208  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 (BS) : Students interested in this major must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. 

Health Behavior Science - Health and Disability Concentration (BS) : Students who wish to add this concentration must have completed one semester of chemistry (CHEM 103 /CHEM 133  with C- or above) and have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Health Sciences (BS) : This major is being diseastablished and is not open to change of majors.

Health Sciences - Occupational Therapy Track Concentration (BS) : The 3+3 joint BS/OTD 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.

Human Physiology  Majors: Students must have taken CHEM 103 /CHEM 133 , CHEM 104 /CHEM 134 , BISC 207 BISC 208  with a minimum grades of B- in each, have completed 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware, and have approximately a 3.2 GPA when seeking admittance to Human Physiology. 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.

Medical Laboratory Science (BS) : Completion of BISC 207 , BISC 208 , BISC 276 , BISC 300 , CHEM 103 /CHEM 133 CHEM 104 /CHEM 134 CHEM 213 , CHEM 215 , CHEM 214  and CHEM 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 Laboratory Science Interest program.

Nursing  Majors: Completion of BISC 205  or BISC 207 , KAAP 220  or KAAP 221 , and PSYC 100  with grades of B or better and a minimum UD GPA of 3.0. Admission is very competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. The department will accept 5 students each January to begin in the spring semester. Please note: students who are accepted as change of majors into Nursing must be ready to complete a full 3.5 years of classes beginning in Spring regardless of current class year.

Sports Health  Majors: Students interested in this major must have completed one semester of KAAP 106  or KAAP 107  with C- or above and have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee entry into the major; approval for change of major is contingent on available space. 

Dates to request transfers:

For College of Health Sciences majors, change of majors are reviewed as received, with the following exceptions:

Human Physiology  and 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.