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-Addendum for topical majors Minor form Colgate catalogue Members of the Class of 2020 are required to file a completed, signed Declaration of Major form with the registrar’s office by March 2, 2018. Members of the Class of 2020 who fail to submit a Declaration of Major form by the deadline will be placed on a major declaration hold and will not be allowed to register for fall 2018 courses. Sophomores who submit declaration forms after the March 2 deadline but before the week of registration will forfeit their assigned registration time and be reassigned a registration time after all other declared sophomores register.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure the department chair/program director has adequate time to review and sign the form before the deadline (typically a full week).
A student who wishes to declare more than their initial major may choose one of the following options:
- Double major
- Major and one minor
- Major and two minors
No other combinations are permitted. No student may declare a minor in the same field as their major. Please also note that students must declare a major before they can declare a minor.
Occasionally, two majors or minors may have some overlap of course requirements. Sharing guidelines for each option are:
- Double Major: a course may be used to satisfy requirements in two majors when at least seven of the courses completed in fulfillment of each major are unique.
- Major and minor: no more than two courses used to satisfy requirements for a major may be used to fulfill minor requirements as well.
- Major and two minors: a major and two minors will follow the 7-4-4 rule. This means that the major must maintain 7 unique courses and each minor will be required to have 4 unique courses.
Additional majors and/or minors must be declared no later than the full-term course withdrawal deadline in the fall semester of senior year.