An organized curriculum offered within a degree program. A major shall be reasonably associated with the academic discipline within the degree program under which it is offered and shall share common core courses with any other majors within the same degree program. The major is the student’s primary field of study.  The number of credit hours for a major for each degree level shall be established by the USF System member institution in accordance with State regulations and SACSCOC minimum requirements. The degree program majors are recorded on both the transcript and the diploma.

Students choose their academic major based on a variety of reasons including the student’s areas of interest and abilities, past academic achievement and in preparation for a specific profession. A student may not have a major and a minor in the same program. College courses used in the major will not apply to the minor.