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    Majors & Minors Policy

    Responsible office
    Responsible party
    Last revision
    September 2017
    Approved by
    Faculty Executive Committee
    Approval date
    July 2014
    Effective date
    July 2014
    Last review
    July 2019
    Additional references


    All financial and administrative policies involving community members across campus are within the scope of this policy. If there is variance between departmental expectations and the common approach described through college policy, the college will look to the campus community to support the spirit and the objectives of college policy.


    Requirements for a Major

    Students must declare a major by the end of their sophomore year.  To declare a major, students must file a Declaration of Major form with the Office of the Registrar.  There are more than 40 possible majors at Colorado College, including a major of the student’s own design, the Independently Designed major. 

    Double Major

    Students at Colorado College may complete a double major.  The two majors may be from traditional departmental majors or an interdisciplinary major and a departmental major as long as the latter is not a discipline making up part of the interdisciplinary major.  Double majors require completion of all requirements for the two fields.  The following rules must be observed:

    • Both departments must approve the option.
    • In no case may more than three courses within the majors overlap.
    • The student must have an advisor in each major.
    • The student must complete all-college requirements.
    • The completed major(s) will be recorded on the student’s official transcript.


    Colorado College offers two categories of minors: departmental minors and thematic minors. Minors are not required for the degree.  Students may complete a double minor in either category; or in a single category; but no more than two of either category. Students electing to complete two minors may not have any overlapping courses. A single course cannot be used to count for two minors. One unit of the minor, but no more than one, may be in the major department.