Candidates for degrees are required to complete a major. Formal declaration of the major should be filed in the appropriate departmental office, usually during the sophomore year, but no later than the first term of the junior year.
A minor is not required but is offered in most disciplines and some interdisciplinary fields within the College of Arts and Sciences and in other colleges. Students pursuing a minor must complete a declaration of minor form found on the Marquette Central academic forms website. Once completed, the form must be submitted to the students' college records office.
The number of credit hours required for various majors and optional majors and minors is listed in the departmental sections of the bulletin.
A minor requires 9 unique credits (credits not used to satisfy requirements for a different major/minor). A major requires 15 unique credits (credits not used to satisfy requirements for a different major/minor). Cognate requirements are not considered when examining overlap of majors or minors.
At least fifteen credit hours in the major and nine credit hours in the minor must be completed at Marquette.