Major Requirements

By March 1 of the sophomore year or at the point the student earns 60 credit hours, whichever is later, the student is required to officially declare their major by completing the Major Declaration form. The form is available through myWofford and the Registrar's webpage.  It requires approval by the department chair of the student’s intended major.

A major involves the successful completion of substantial numbers of semester hours in one academic department or, under certain circumstances, in a selected combination of departments. The number of hours required for the various majors ranges from 27 - 40 (in addition to any prerequisite hours).  Majors are available in:  Accounting, Art History, Biology, Business Economics, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, French, German, Government, History, Humanities, Intercultural Studies, International Affairs, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, and Theatre.  The specific requirements for a given major are found under the section entitled Departments, Programs & Courses of the Catalog.

More than half of the courses in a student’s major must be taken and successfully completed at Wofford. In addition, the student must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses that could be applied to the major, excluding prerequisites.