Revision of Policy on Declaration of Major
RESOLVED: That the University Senate of Humboldt State University (USHSU) recommends that students be encouraged to declare a major at the time of application for admission to the institution; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the USHSU recommends that students be required to declare a major prior to or upon their earning 45 units; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the USHSU recommends that students be required to file a Major Contract and Application for Graduation prior to or upon their earning 90 units.
RATIONALE: By midway through their sophomore year, students will have had sufficient experience in a range of disciplines to select a direction to take. If they choose a major at 45 units and find, after a semester or two, that they have chosen unwisely, then they can still select a new major while under the 90-unit limit for changes (#27-09/10-APC, attached).
This resolution revises the second “Resolved” clause of the existing policy which states that students be required to declare a major prior to or upon their earning 60 units, and it deletes the fourth "Resolved," which is now redundant (Senate Resolution #11-05/06-EP).
University Senate: 02/12/13 – Passed.
President Richmond: 03/18/13 – Approved.