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Advising Handbook

Overlap Policies

The following policies apply to students pursuing degree programs in the College:

  • No more than one course in a cluster may be used toward a major or minor being used to fulfill a divisional requirement.
  • No more than three courses in a major or two courses in a minor may be used toward a separate major or minor. Allied field courses used to fulfill the requirements of the major are included in the set of courses subject to this restriction. However, prerequisite courses required for the major and non-departmental ancillary course requirements (such as chemistry for biology majors), are not subject to this restriction.
  • No two majors may overlap by more than three courses.
  • No major and minor may overlap by more than two courses.
  • No two minors may overlap by more than two courses.

Courses completed for certificate programs are not subject to overlap rules with regard to majors, minors and clusters.

See also Degree Requirements.