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Declaring your major

For current CEHD students

If you are interested in declaring, adding, or changing to one of the following majors, please contact your adviser and let them know which major you're interested in.

Once you have expressed interest in your major, your adviser will email you at the start of each semester informing you of the academic standards* and process for declaring your major. You may not yet meet the standards for declaring your major, but we will share this process with you each semester so you will know what to expect when you're ready to declare.

The deadline for declaring, adding, or changing your CEHD major is Sept. 22nd, 2017, for an admission term of spring 2018. Please contact your adviser to discuss your next steps.

The declaration process is only for current CEHD students.

*The current academic standards for major declaration may change in future semesters if there are program changes.

  • Business and Marketing Education
  • Early Childhood Education Foundations
  • Elementary Education Foundations
  • Family Social Science
  • Human Resource Development
  • Kinesiology
  • Recreation Administration
  • Special Education
  • Sport Management
  • Youth Studies

If you are interested in applying to the Integrated Degree Program, please contact your CEHD Student Services adviser for instructions on applying.

For non-CEHD majors and degrees

Adding a second degree

If you are interested in pursuing a second degree (that is, a degree other than a B.S., such as a B.A. or B.S.B.):

  1. Meet with the department offering the major to find out their specific admission requirements and application process.
  2. Fill out the Application for Admission to Additional Undergraduate Degree Program.
  3. If you receive financial aid, check with One Stop about any possible ramifications.
  4. When it’s time to graduate, your application for degree will ask you specific questions about additional majors, minors, and degrees. You may finish all degrees, majors, and minors at one time, but you are not required to do so.

Adding a second (non-CEHD) major or minor

If you want to earn a second major or a minor (for example, adding a Spanish major in addition to your elementary education foundations major), the first step is to visit with the department offering that program. The department will direct you to follow a specific application process. This usually includes meeting with an adviser and filling out a form, which is then filed and shared with both the college office of the department offering the major/minor and your home college.

Questions?

Contact the Student Services staff in 360 Education Sciences Building at 612-625-3339 or cehdinfo@umn.edu.