Selecting a Specialization

A specialization is considered part of a student's major.

  • It provides an opportunity for more depth within the discipline itself or within a component of the discipline that provides the student with a "specialization" in that discipline.
  • Specializations may be 12-18 credit hours and are limited to those students in a given major with that option.

Process for Choosing Specializations

Many programs require or offer as an option a specialization. Students should meet with their faculty advisor to discuss the selection of a specialization. Students should also check with their faculty advisor regarding the timing of this decision. Some programs require the selection be made at the end of the first year and others at the end of the second year. The faculty advisor will inform the Registrar's Office of the student's choice.