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LAS Majors and Minors

Majors

Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must declare their majors in the office of the dean. They then will be assigned an advisor in the department of their major. Programs are planned in consultation with this advisor and bear his or her approval. Students who change majors must also declare this change in the office of the dean. Students may choose majors from any of the following fields in the College:

All majors consist of at least 30 hours in the subject with a minimum of 20 hours in courses numbered above 299. Ten hours of each major must be completed at Butler University. Grades below C- and courses taken pass/fail do not count toward the major.

Students may earn double majors (two majors within the College) or add a secondary major (a major in another college) to their major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Combined Majors

Combined majors consist of at least 40 hours in closely related fields, with 20 hours of upper-division courses, and must have the approval of the chair of each department or program concerned.

To assist students considering combined majors, LAS departments have developed standard lists of requirements for certain combined majors:

Students may consult departments or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences website for further information on these combined majors. They may also petition departments to consider other combined majors, or they may elect to propose an individualized major.

Minors

Students who choose to add minors to their programs indicate their choice on a form available in the office of the dean. They confer with the chair of the department for advising. The College offers minors in the following areas:

A minor must consist of at least 18 hours of course work in the subject. Ten hours of each minor must be completed at Butler University. Grades below C- and courses taken pass/fail do not count toward a minor.