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Major Application, Selection, Criteria and Procedures

Application for Major (Degree Plan 2009 and before):

A student is eligible to apply for a major by satisfying the following two criteria:

  • Student must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or abov

  • Student must pass all of the following 20 Pre-Major Courses:

ACCT1111

ACCT2112

ACCT2121

ECON1211

ECON2221

FINA3311

INFS1411

INFS2412

LANC1070

LANC1071

LANC2070

MATH1101/1062

MATH1102/1063

MNGT1510

MNGT2511

MRKT3611

POMG2711

POMG3712

STAT1811

STAT2812

 

Application for Major (Degree Plan 2010 and after):

A student is eligible to apply for a major by satisfying the following two criteria:

  • Student must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above

  • Student must pass all of the following 15 Pre-Major Courses:

ACCT1112

ACCT2121

ECON1211

ECON2221

FINA3311

INFS2412

LANC1070

LANC1071

LANC2070

MATH1103

MNGT1515

MNGT2515

MRKT3611

POMG2712

STAT1811

 

Major Selection Criteria:

  • The College Board determines and approves the maximum number of students for each major it intends to accept for the upcoming semester based on resource availability and departmental capacity.
  • Please note that the College Board has approved only one cycle in the major allocation process for each student starting from Spring 2012.
  • Students will compete for the number of seats in their preferred major based on their GPA in the 20 pre-major courses (Degree Plan 2009 and before) or GPA in 15 pre-major courses (Degree Plan 2010 and after).
  • The allocation to the majors will be based on the GPA in the relevant pre-major courses, with priority given to students with the highest GPA in those relevant pre-major courses.

Procedure for Application:

  • The Office of Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies will send an email of the Major Applications form to students in Week 13 of the semester . In addition an announcement will be placed on the college Bulletin Board.
  • Students must fill the Major Application Form and submit it to the Office of the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies in a week’s’ time from the date of announcement
  • Students must rank the 8 Majors according to their preference from 1 ( most preferred) to 8 ( least  preferred) when filling the Major Application Form.
  • Students must sign and submit the Major Application Form in person to the Office of the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Procedure for Assigning Major:

  • The office of Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies will process the Major Application Forms when received from students according to the criteria set above.
  • The final results will be sent to students by email and it will be also posted in the College Bulletin Board two days before the start of the Add/Drop Week.
  • Once the major is assigned based on the above mentioned criteria no changes will be allowed.

 Appeal

Requests and appeals related to the Major Application, Selections, Criteria, Procedures and Assignments should be addressed  directly to the Dean of  the College of Commerce and Economics. The dean will convene an Appeals Committee consisting of the Dean,  the Assistant Dean for Training and External Relations and Postgraduate Studies and Research, and two heads of Departments.  

Postponement of Major Selection:

The College will not be responsible for graduation delays, absence of courses and other consequences for students who choose to postpone majoring.