2021-2022 Catalog Updates

Change of Major

Students may request a change of major by contacting an advisor. Students must meet any additional admissions requirements that differ from the original program of study. Since courses function differently in the fulfillment of different majors, students who request a change of major should be aware that the resulting redistribution may result in additional course requirements. Students enrolled under U.S. veterans benefits should note that a change of major must be reported by the University to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Second Major in an Undergraduate Degree Program

Students who want to complete a second major in an undergraduate degree program must complete all coursework required for that major. If residency requirements for the degree have been met within the first major (45 upper-division quarter credits taken in residence at CityU), no residency requirements apply to additional majors. However, students must complete the capstone course for the second major at CityU if any.

Examples of a second major in an undergraduate degree program:

  • Bachelor of Science (degree) – General Studies (first major) and Project Management (second major)
  • Bachelor of Arts (degree) – Education (first major) and Applied Psychology (second major)

Second Emphasis in a Graduate or Undergraduate Degree Program

Students who want to complete a second emphasis in any degree program (undergraduate or graduate) must earn all credits required for the emphasis. There is no additional residency requirement.

Examples of a second emphasis in a degree program:

  • Bachelor of Science (degree) – Business Administration (major) – Marketing (first emphasis) and General Management (second emphasis)
  • Master of Business Administration (degree) – Finance (first emphasis) and Global Management (second emphasis)

If all majors or emphases in a degree program are completed at the same time, they are listed on one diploma. However, if the second major or emphasis is completed at a later time, a second diploma will be issued to document completion of the second part of the program.

Exceptions to this policy may be made by the appropriate school dean.

(Policy #3500.13)