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Policy Title
Major, Minor, Track: Definitions/ Undergraduate Degrees
Policy Description
The following definitions apply only to undergraduate degree programs: 

Major
:  A major is a minimum of 30 semester hours of a group of courses whose selection is based on standards of practice and applicability to the field of study.  Course requirements for a major vary depending on the program of study/degree and are determined by Winthrop University faculty.

Minor:  A minor is a minimum of 15 hours of course work and a maximum of 24 hours of courses whose selection is based on standards of practice and applicability to the field of study. A minor does not have the breadth of a major. Course requirements are determined by the Winthrop University faculty.

Concentration:  A concentration is a coordinated group of courses representing a sub-specialization or an emphasis within a major.

Tracks: A track is a sub-division of a concentration
Policy Procedures
Internal Control Considerations
Effective Date
February 2013
Review Date
Not specified
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