Majors & Minors
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CLA majors, minors & certificates
SPRING 2019 drafts of Program Changes & Proposals
(Some programs are subjected to change prior to VCAA or Provost approval.)
- What are the degree requirements of a Bachelor's degree? This includes multiple ways to view course descriptions.
- What are the overall UMD campus degree requirements?
- What certificates are offered through CLA?
- NOTE: Certificates do not satisfy a second field of study.
- Is a minor required for CLA majors?
- What pre-professional opportunities are available?
- (including: business, health, law, medical, etc)
- Is advanced writing required?
Programs offered FALL 2018
NOTE: Certificates do not satisfy a second field of study.
See the University Studies program for more certificate information and the online application.
Students interested in business have access to a variety of business related courses within CLA and complementary business minors through the Labovitz School of Business & Economics (LSBE).
Health or Medical
Students interested in health or medical fields of study, such as health, medical and other related studies while enrolled in CLA.
Students interested in the study of law or other related studies while enrolled in CLA.
All CLA majors require a minor, second major or dual degree except for the following programs: interdisciplinary studies, tribal administration and governance.
Students majoring in Hispanic Studies cannot minor in Latin American Studies, but may double major. Students majoring in Latin American Studies cannot minor in Hispanic Studies, but may double major. Students double majoring in Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies must have a third field of study (another major or minor).
Students majoring in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and minoring in LGBTQ studies must declare a third field of study (either another major or minor). This addresses the overlapping of courses across programs.
Students majoring in Writing Studies must complete a minor or second major in a field other than Journalism, Professional Writing, or Digital Writing, Literature & Design (previously Information Design). (This pertains to students who are following the fall 2015 or earlier degree requirements.)
Most CLA majors require WRIT 31xx-Advanced Writing. Some majors require a particular advanced writing course (ex: WRIT 3160-Advanced Writing: Social Sciences.) Majors exempt from the advanced writing requirement are: English, history (fall 2017 major requirements) and philosophy (if an additional PHIL 3xxx course is taken).
(updated June 29, 2018)