Majors and Minors
Each student intending to graduate from Wilmington College must complete a major field of study approved by the College. A major requires at least 32 semester hours and no more than 56 hours. The cap of 56 hours is inclusive of prerequisites, cognates, and any major requirements. Excluded from the cap of 56 hours are EN101 and any mathematics below MT140 that is a prerequisite for a stated math requirement within a major. At least one-half of the required hours must be taken in courses numbered in the 300s and 400s (e.g., if the major requires 32 hours at least 16 hours must be in courses numbered in the 300s and 400s).
A minor requires at least 20 hours and not more than 28 hours. At least one-half of the required number of hours must be taken in courses numbered in the 300s and 400s (e.g., if the minor requires 20 hours at least 10 hours must be in courses numbered in the 300s and 400s).
In addition, no more than 66 out of the 124 semester hours required for graduation may be taken from any one academic field. At least 40 hours of the 124 semester hours required for graduation must be upper-division courses, i.e., courses numbered in the 300s and 400s. Additional majors may be completed as long as the rules in this paragraph are not violated. Minors may also be completed, although a minor is not required for graduation.
Currently approved majors and minors are listed below. Students may opt to combine two majors, or a major and a minor, for their final degree. The Catalog delineates the requirements for each program and its majors and/or minors. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Office of Academic Records or an advisor.
Majors (all A.B. except as noted)
Alternative Educational Plan (AEP)
Students with special educational goals may design an alternative major in lieu of a traditional major. All General Education requirements must be fulfilled by those carrying out an Alternative Educational Plan. AEP forms are available in the office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs or the Office of Academic Records. AEPs are to be developed in consultation with an academic advising team and must be submitted to the office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs before the completion of 60 semester hours. Transfer students with more than 60 semester hours should submit a plan before the end of the first semester of enrollment.