Majors and Minors

What's your major? Learn more about declaring a major or minor, or what to do if you want to change your major.

UMKC has the tools to help you figure out what you want to study and the best path to your degree. 

UMKC Catalog

The catalog is the official record of degree program requirements. Students are expected to become thoroughly familiar with all academic regulations and requirements listed in the catalog for their program of study and comply with its provisions.

Review the catalog

Major Maps

Major Maps are detailed, undergraduate, four-year course outlines that inform students on the classes they should take and when to take them. Outlines are updated yearly.

Graduate and professional students need to contact their program's individual school for program outlines.

Find your Major Map

Additional majors and minors information

Need to change your major? Considering a double major? How can you add a minor? Find more information about majors and minors here.

Undergraduate and graduate students wishing to change their major, minor, emphasis area or certificate should consult with an academic advisor in the department for their new major, minor, emphasis area or certificate. The advisor must submit a Declaration of Major form bearing the student's signature directly to the Registration and Records Office to change a student's major. Students must declare a major by the time they complete 60 credit hours.

Declaration of Major form (PDF)

A double major may be earned when a student completes two full majors, generally within the 120 hours required for a single degree. The specific major requirements of each major must be fulfilled. Students will only receive one diploma and it will indicate both majors.

If the two degree programs are administered by different academic units, the major requirements of both academic units, as well as the general education requirements, must be fulfilled. The double major is only available in B.A./B.A. or B.S./B.S. combinations.

A double degree may be earned when a student completes a minimum of 150 hours, completing the general education and major requirements for each of two majors. Students who earn a double degree will receive two diplomas simultaneously.

Minors are awarded in addition to a student's declared major at the time of graduation (minors cannot be awarded separately). There is no limit to the number of minors a student may earn, provided they complete all of the necessary coursework for each minor. A minor is typically 18 credit hours, 9 of which are junior/senior level classes. See the undergraduate catalog for specific requirements for each minor.

Minors do not appear on diplomas but do appear on transcripts.

Graduate certificate programs are administered through the School of Graduate Studies in conjunction with the academic unit. They can be awarded with a graduate degree or separately. See the graduate catalog for specific requirements for each certificate program.

Graduate certificates are printed separately from diplomas and appear on transcripts.

Undergraduate certificates are currently not available.