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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2010-2011

University of New Hampshire at Manchester


The Undeclared Option

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The “Undeclared” Option

Students who are admitted to UNH Manchester as bachelor’s degree candidates, but who prefer to postpone the declaration of a major or academic specialization, may do so through the undeclared option. Undeclared students may take until the second semester of their sophomore year to select a major.

Applicants for admission to UNH Manchester who are uncertain of their academic interests are encouraged to apply as undeclared. After admission undeclared students are assisted by academic advisors in purposeful exploration of academic interests and in making appropriate course selections. At UNH Manchester, the undeclared option can also be an effective way to prepare for entry to a variety of academic programs that are available at the Durham campus only. Students must declare a major by the time they attain 57 semester hours.

For more information about the Undeclared major, call the Office of Admissions at 603-641-4150 or email

Undeclared Program Requirements and Program of Study

To graduate from UNH, students must fulfill three types of requirements: University (Discovery Program), degree and major requirements.

While undeclared, students develop their program of study with the guidance of an academic advisor . They work toward completing their Discovery Program requirements and explore their interests and possible baccalaureate degree majors. Once a major is declared, the student follows the major program of study to fulfill graduation requirements.

To Graduate with a Baccalaureate Degree, Students must Complete the Following Requirements

Completion of at least 128 credits with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0.

Completion of four writing intensive courses, one of which must be ENGL 401, First-Year Writing

Completion of the University Discovery Program requirements

Proficiency in a foreign language.

Satisfaction of major requirements.

The last 32 hours of credit must be UNH courses completed following admission and matriculation, unless prior permission is granted to transfer part of this work from another institution.

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