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ACADEMICS

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Double Major/Minor

Double Majors

Double majors allow students to broaden the scope of their course selection, widen their areas of knowledge, and create wider academic horizons. Students studying double majors must complete two or more major programs, including their core major curriculum.

Eligibility and Application Period

Application for double major is available to students who have registered for at least three regular semesters, and who have earned more than 36 credits.

Credit Requirements

Students must complete the credits of major courses specified by each of the relevant departments for the completion of double major studies, and obtain a GPA of 2.0 or above.

Courses that are in the curriculums of both majors are considered to overlap, and will be counted as major credits in both courses. However, students may not overlap more than nine credits. Courses that are accepted by both majors can also overlap, and overlapping will be permitted up to three credits.

Application Procedure & Cancellation

Students must obtain approval from their department head for their double major application form and submit their application with the required documents to the dean of the college in which they wish to undertake double major studies. If students decide to cancel their multiple major, they must submit their cancellation form two weeks before the beginning of a semester. The procedure is the same as that of application.

Special Notice
  • Students with multiple majors may enroll for two more academic semesters.

Minor Major

Application Periods and Qualifications for Minor Completion

Students can apply for a minor at the beginning of each semester after completing a minimum of 33 credits.

Credit Requirements

Credits for students’ minor studies completion should comply with the completion regulations that have been designated by the minor department, provided that the students have earned at least 24 credits (40 credits or more for the College of Law), including those for core courses, and obtained a GPA of 2.0 or above. For the class of 2008 and subsequent classes, the minimum required credits are 21 credits. Students may petition for course credit for minor courses completed before the acceptance of minor studies.

However, students completing any education curriculum or teacher training course in any other department must earn a minimum of 34 credits, 30 credits of which must be from core courses (including 14 credits or more in basic courses) and 4 credits from education-for-subject courses. Note that the class of 2008 and subsequent classes cannot obtain the qualification for teaching from minor studies in a college.

Application Procedures & Cancellation

At the beginning of each semester, students should obtain approval from their department head, and submit their application form for minor studies with their transcript, to the dean of the college in which they want to undertake their minor studies. This application must be submitted within the first quarter of the semester of application.

Students undertaking minor studies will receive instructions on the minor courses and completion procedures from the relevant department head. If students decide to cancel their minor studies before completion, they must submit their cancellation form within the first quarter of the semester.

Special Notice
  • Students with minor studies may enroll for two more academic semesters.

Combined Major

A combined major is a curriculum program that combines at least two major programs offered by two or more departments, or a curriculum proposed by a student which is approved by the University. Currently there are two combined major programs, which are the Program in Information and Multimedia Culture and the Program in Technology Management.

Applicant Qualifications & Application Period for Combined Major

To apply to one of these programs, students must be in one of the majors that participate in a combined major program. Students also must have been registered for more than four semesters, earned more than half of the credits needed for graduation, and obtained a GPA of 2.7 or above in the preceding semester. Students undertaking minor or multiple major studies are not eligible for this program.

Credit Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 39 credits of major courses as specified by the relevant departments of the combined major program, and obtain a GPA of 2.0 or above. Within a combined major program, courses overlapping are not counted more than once.

Application Procedures & Cancellation

Students must obtain approval from their academic advisor, department head, and the relevant college of their combined major and submit a combined major application form and their transcript to the combined major supervisor during the application period. The application period is two weeks before the end of the 2nd semester. Students undertaking combined major studies will receive instructions on combined major courses and completion procedures from the combined major program supervisor.

If students decide to cancel their combined major studies, they are required to submit their cancellation form two weeks before the beginning of a semester.

Change of Major (Department Transfer)

Within the University, a student may change his/her major upon petition. The student then will belong to another department.

Permission Conditions

Permission to change one’s major is available to students who have registered for at least four semesters as of the end of the applicable academic year, and who have earned a total amount of credits equivalent to completion of their 2nd year (66 credits), but who have earned less than a total amount of credits equivalent to completion of their 3rd year (98 credits). The number of transferring students may not exceed 20% of each department’s admission capacity. Details are announced one month prior to each academic year.

Students from the departments of the College of Education can only change to majors in other departments within the College of Education. Students from other Colleges can change to any departments of colleges other than the College of Education, the College of Medicine, the College of Dentistry, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Nursing

Procedures

Any student wishing to change their major must submit the specified application form, a letter of approval from the dean of his or her college, and his or her transcript to the dean of the proposed new college.

Caution

Students should keep in mind that their enrollment term includes all previous years of enrollment. Students are required to complete their studies within the enrollment term, so students need to check whether they are able to complete their curriculums after they have changed their major. Course completion after changing one’s major must comply with the curriculum regulations of the department into which the student has transferred. Students who wish to change their major may apply for only one major. Applying for two or more majors will result in denial of all applications.

Last updated in 2012