University of Minnesota Morris

Exploring Major Options

There is no right or wrong way to choose a major. If you are still deciding which path to take, your academic adviser can help you find the information you need to make your decision confidently. Requirements to complete a bachelor of arts (BA) at Morris

Requirements to complete a bachelor of arts (BA) at Morris

Area of Concentration

Students may choose to complete an area of concentration rather than a standard major. This is an individualized program consisting of a group of courses that meet the requirements of in-depth study in a specific field of knowledge.

Students who wish to complete an area of concentration must have the program approved by the appropriate faculty advisers, division chairs, and the vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean.

Pre-Professional Programs

Annual Planning

Every spring students meet with their academic advisers to create/update their long-range academic plan.

Students who have completed fewer than 60 credits are required to meet with their advisers before registering.

Juniors are encouraged to meet with their advisers to plan for graduation.

Tips for Choosing Classes in First Year


Release Holds

If you have completed less than 60 credits, an advising hold is put on your record.

To remove the hold, meet with your adviser to set an academic plan.

Register on Time

Students may register online or in person at the Registrar’s Office after their assigned time (sent via email).

If courses are filled, please use the wait list option.

You will be contacted if the course opens for more students.

Additional information

Summer Session Courses

Students can complete GERs, make up lost credits, or accelerate their degree progress, during Summer Term.