Perhaps you have heard the buzz about secondary majors, or maybe this terminology is new for you. We will take a few moments to give you the key points to know about this new opportunity for Baylor undergrads.
If you have ever inquired about a double major, your academic advisor or career counselor was probably quick to tell you that both majors must fall under the same degree plan. For example, you could complete two Bachelor of Science majors or two Bachelor of Arts majors. If you had an interest in two subjects that did not offer majors on the same degree plan, your options were limited to minoring or taking elective courses. The reason is that two complete a major on another degree plan, you would have to complete not just the major requirements, but all core classes to complete a second Bachelor’s degree. As you might imagine, most students do not have the time or financial resources to invest in earning a second Bachelor’s degree from Baylor.
Now, students can complete a second major outside of their primary degree program. Enter the secondary major. The secondary major allows students to complete the major requirements outlined for the secondary major (approximately 30 to 36 credit hours), without the requirement of fulfilling the core classes outside of the major. An example would be a Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing student who completed a secondary major in Biology.
Currently, there are eleven secondary majors available:
Are you interested in a secondary major that is not listed? You can talk with faculty in the program area that interests you to inquire about the possibility. For more information on secondary majors, visit this website.