Advising Handbook - COLA

This is for Faculty/Staff use only. Check with department for official information.

John T. Kirkpatrick, Associate Dean, ted.kirkpatrick@unh.edu, 2-2062

Kevin Sousa, Academic Career Counselor, kevin.sousa@unh.edu, 2-2062, 110 Murkland Hall

 

**Advising Contacts are located on the right side of the major page unless otherwise noted**

MajorDeclaration/Application Rule

Anthropology

To declare a major in Anthropology, students must have completed at least one introductory level anthropology course at the 400- or 500- level with a grade of C or better.

Arts, The

Art History: Open

BFA: Candidates applying for admission to the BFA program are required to submit a portfolio.  They should be well into the intermediate levels of studio art courses and should have completed a minimum of one art history (it is better if they are taking, or have completed, a second art history).  The portfolio review is normally one to two weeks before pre-registration. Students are accepted into the BFA only if their portfolio is outstanding.

Classics

To declare the major, you must be currently enrolled in or already have completed a Latin or Greek course at UNH or have the permission of a member of the faculty of the Classics Program. Declaring a Major > Continuing Students

Communication

Declaring a major > Application to the Major

Education
(not a major)

Not a major. Is a minor and a graduate program. Contact department for details.

English

Students must have sophomore standing or higher in order to declare. You should have completed ENGL 419 'Introduction to Critical Analysis' with a grade of 'C' or better, OR you must be enrolled in ENGL 419 at the time of declaration. Students must declare during one week at the beginning of the semester (usually the 4th week) and must attend a New Majors Meeting during the fifth week of the semester. Requirements for Declaring an English Department Major

English/Journalism

Effective fall 2013 for all Freshmen entering UNH, students must complete English 534, with a grade of “B” or better to formally declare an English/Journalism major. Enrollment in English 534 is contingent upon completion of ENGL 401 ‘First Year Writing’ (or an accepted equivalency) with a grade of “B” or better. Students who have Sophomore status or higher in Fall 2013 must first complete English 501 with a grade of “B” or better before declaring. Students may declare during one week in each semester (usually the fourth week of the semester) and must attend a New Majors Meeting during the fifth week of the semester. Newly-declared majors must also take ENGL 419 within one semester of declaring and earn a “C” or better, or be enrolled in ENGL 419 at the time of declaration. Students must have sophomore standing or higher in order to declare.

English Literature

Students must have sophomore standing or higher in order to declare. You should have completed ENGL 419 'Introduction to Critical Analysis' with a grade of 'C' or better, OR you must be enrolled in ENGL 419 at the time of declaration. Students must declare during one week at the beginning of the semester (usually the 4th week) and must attend a New Majors Meeting during the fifth week of the semester. Requirements for Declaring an English Department Major

English Teaching

Students must have sophomore standing or higher in order to declare. You should have completed ENGL 419 'Introduction to Critical Analysis' with a grade of 'C' or better, OR you must be enrolled in ENGL 419 at the time of declaration. Students must declare during one week at the beginning of the semester (usually the 4th week) and must attend a New Majors Meeting during the fifth week of the semester. Requirements for Declaring an English Department Major

European Cultural Studies

Open major

French

Open major

French Studies

Open major

Geography

Open major

German

Open major

Greek

To declare the major, you must be currently enrolled in or already have completed a Greek course at UNH or have the permission of a member of the faculty of the Classics Program. Declaring a Major > Continuing Students

History

Students must complete two history courses with a C- or better before you can declare the major. Declaring a major

Humanities

Open major

International Affairs
(dual major only)

The International Affairs Dual Major may be declared by those students who have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA; IA 401 with a grade of C or better, and have declared or are prepared to declare a major.  Contact the Center for International Education (CIE), Hood House 223, 2-2365, international.affairs@unh.edu.

Justice Studies
(dual major only)

Students must have a declared major and GPA of 2.5 before declaring a dual major in Justice Studies.

Latin

To declare the major, you must be currently enrolled in or already have completed a Latin course at UNH or have the permission of a member of the faculty of the Classics Program. Declaring a Major > Continuing Students

Linguistics

Open major

Music & Music Education

Students must audition and have approval before declaring. Declaring a Major

Neuroscience and Behavior

Contact department for details.

Philosophy

Open major

Political Science

Open major

Psychology

Students may declare during one week in each semester (usually in Oct. and Feb.). Students admitted as provisional Psychology majors must first complete PSYC 401 and PSYC 402 with a C- or better before declaring. Other students must complete these courses with a C or better before declaring. Declaring a Major

Russian

Open major

Sociology

Students must complete an introductory-level Sociology class with a C or better before declaring. Declaring a Major

Spanish

Once you declare the major, you must make an appointment with a faculty advisor through the department administrative assistant. Declaring a Major > Continuing Students

Theatre/Dance

Students interested in majoring in: General Theatre should consult with Prof. David Richman.  Musical Theatre should contact Prof. John Brest. Youth Drama Emphasis in Theatre or Secondary Education Emphasis in Theatre should contact Prof. Raina Ames.  Design and Technical Theatre should contact Prof. Szu-Feng Chen; Acting should contact Prof. David Kaye; and Dance should contact Prof. Larry Robertson.  All of the Theatre and Dance Department contacts may be reached at Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 2-2919. Declaring a Major

Women's Studies

Open major

Undeclared

Students may change their major to Undeclared Liberal Arts.

Students must be in a declared major by the time they reach Junior standing.

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