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Change of Major Guidelines

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Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Deadlines (Late applications will not be considered):

Please see department websites for EARLIER  deadlines.  We provide the college-level deadlines below:

Fall 2018: Friday, October 5 by 4:30 p.m.

Spring 2019: Friday, March 1 by 4:30 p.m.

Required Documents

Change of Major/Second Major Form (official Records & Registration form)

Please submit Change of Major/Second Major form with any other required documents (see below) to the major department, not the HSS Dean’s Office.

Minimum Entrance Requirements and Retention Standards by Major:

Minimum Entrance Requirements do not guarantee admission into major. Entrance into some majors is competitive.

African American Studies

  • Change of Major: Must have completed AAS 179: African American History to 1865 (C or above), and AAS 180: African American History 1865-Present (C or above)
  • Retention Requirements: AAS 179: African American History to 1865 (C or above), AAS 180: African American History 1865-Present (C or above), and AAS 378: African American Literature 1920-1980 (C or above)

Criminology

  • Change of Major: Must have completed CRI 100: Introduction to Criminology, and STA 115 OR STA 215
  • Retention Requirements: No retention requirements

English

  • Change of Major: No entrance requirement
  • Retention Requirements: LIT 200: Introduction to Poetry (C or above), LIT 201: Approaches to Literature (C or above), and LIT 202: Cultures and Canons (C or above)
  • English Secondary Education: same requirements but there is a strict 40 person limit in major due to teaching placements

History/History Secondary Education

  • Change of Major: No entrance requirement
  • Retention Requirements: HIS 210: Craft of History (C or above), and GPA at 2.0 or above in history courses

International Studies

  • Change of Major: Interview required
  • Retention Requirements: A grade of B- or above in a 200-level language course, and INT 200: International Studies: Processes, Themes, Issues (B- or above)

Open Options- Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Change of Major: We do not accept internal transfer students into the HSS Open Option program
  • Retention Requirements: Only open to first and second year students.

Philosophy

  • Change of Major: No entrance requirement
  • Retention Requirements: GPA at 2.0 or above

Political Science

  • Change of Major: Must have completed POL 110: American Government OR POL 230: International Relations (C or above)
  • Retention Requirements: POL 110: American Government OR POL 230: International Relations (C or above), and POL 200: Political Analysis (C or above)

Psychology

  • Change of Major: To apply as a pre-major,  must submit Essay (see department website for details); To apply as a major, must have completed PSY 101 (C+ or above)
  • Retention Requirements: PSY 101: General Psychology (C+ or above), PSY 121: Methods and Tools of Psychology (C+ or above), PSY 203: Design and Statistical Analysis (C- or above), and PSY 299: Research Seminar (C- or above); please see https://psychology.tcnj.edu/about/retention-policy/ for more details.

Sociology

  • Change of Major: Must have completed SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (B- or above), and STA 115 (B- or above) OR STA 215 (C or above)
  • Retention Requirements: SOC 301:Development of Socio-Cultural Theory (C or above), SOC 302:Quantitative Research Methods (C or above), and SOC 101/HON 216 (B- or above)

World Languages and Cultures: Spanish

  • Change of Major: To apply as a pre-major, must have completed SPA 211 (B- or above); To apply as a major, must have completed SPA 215 (B- or above)
  • Retention Requirements: SPA 211: Intermediate Writing Proficiency (B- or above), SPA 215: Spanish Phonetics (B- or above), and SPA 241: Introduction to Literature in Spanish (B- or above)

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Change of Major: No entrance requirement
  • Retention Requirements: WGS 200: Women Culture and Society (C- or above), and WGS 495: Senior Seminar: Methods and Theory (C- or above) OR WGS 496: Women’s Leadership and Social Change (C- or above)

 


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