Specialty Programs

The majors on this page are considered specialty programs (excluded from the other areas of interest) due to the following reasons; they are newly approved majors, highly competitive majors, majors that involve sequencing, majors that require a high number of specific courses, or cohorted majors.

If you are considering a specialty program, it is highly recommended that you start on your courses as soon as possible. It is often easier to switch from a specialty program (which may require specific courses, a higher GPA, or specific deadlines) into another major, but not vice versa.

Instructions: Below is a table of majors that are considered a specialty program. For more information about these different categories, read the five descriptions at the bottom of this page. For information about each of these majors, click on the major name to be taken to their department website.

Specialty Program:Reasoning:
ArchitectureHigh number of specific courses
Civil EngineeringMajor involves sequencing
Computer EngineeringMajor involves sequencing
Dental HygieneCompetitive major & involves sequencing
Electrical EngineeringMajor involves sequencing
Elementary EducationCohorted major
Kinesiology and Rehabilitation ScienceHigh number of specific courses
Mechanical EngineeringMajor involves sequencing
Medical TechnologyMajor involves sequencing
NursingHighly competitive major
Public HealthNewly approved major
Secondary EducationCohorted major

1) Newly Approved Majors: Programs created within the past semester.

2) Highly Competitive Majors: Require that you focus on the courses required for admission and that you do your best in those courses.

3) Majors that Involve Sequencing: Often have issues that come into play in all majors that involve science or language because there may be many pre-requisites (previous course(s) that must be taken prior to that course) that must be taken in order (sequenced).

4) Majors that Require a High Number of Specific Courses: It is in your best interest to follow the requirements for that major as soon as possible especially if the number of required courses to complete the major is close to the total credits required for graduation.

5) Cohorted Majors: It is crucial that students are admitted on time.