Major Requirements

Declaring or Changing a Major

Refer to the academic programs offered for the complete listing of majors, minors, and concentrations offered at Minot State University.

Students indicate on the application for admission the major or majors in which they are interested. Students undecided as of a field of interest may elect an undeclared major while making program and career decisions. Undeclared students must declare a major in a degree-granting program by the time they have completed 45 credits.

Students must complete at least one major in order to earn any Minot State University baccalaureate degree other than the Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS) or Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree. Students completing a BIS degree do not declare majors, minors, or concentrations and students completing a BGS do not declare majors or concentrations.

Student may declare or change majors by accessing the online major/minor change form located at

Credits Required for a Major

In general, students in a bachelor degree program must complete a minimum of 36 credits in the major, although this may vary considerably across programs. At least 12 of the credits required for the major must be completed in residence at Minot State University.

Students may not earn a major without also earning or holding a Minot State University degree.

Students may elect to earn a single degree with more than one major. Students may complete a double major (two majors) or any number of majors. All requirements for the majors must be completed even though students will receive a single degree such as a Bachelor of Arts with majors in English and History.

Credit Overlap

Courses that are used to meet the requirements in one major or minor may also be used to meet requirements in other majors or minors.

Grade Point Average Requirement

A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required for the major(s). Some programs of study have higher minimum grade point average expectations.