Policy on Declaring a Major
College Policy on Declaring a Major (effective fall 2014)
All undergraduate degree students must declare a major by the time they have earned 45 credits (includes all earned course and test credits). Students who fail to declare a major will have a registration hold placed.
In practice, incoming freshmen or transfers with fewer than 45 credits may choose to enter Rhode Island College as an Exploring major (previously called “undeclared”). Once students have declared a major, they cannot go back to Exploring, but are free to change majors from among the college’s offerings.