Size of majors

Wed Dec 3 16:07:25 EST 1997

A request from a colleague - please ignore if you've seen this on the biolab 
list, and thanks for your comments.

David J. Hicks				djhicks at
Biology Dept., Manchester College


Hello all --

This close to the holidays I hate to get involved in policy issues.  However, 
sometimes we must.

What policies, if any, do your institutions have about limits for the size of 
majors?  Can a major involve 40, 50, 60, 70 hours of required course work.  
Do you count prerequisites into the total number of hours (if Organic 
Chemistry is required in the Major do you also list the prerequsite inorganic 
and analytical chemistry courses as part of the major)?

I would appreciate hearing from persons who do AND who don't have such 
policies.  And for those who do, are there exceptions for majors with 
external mandates?  We have a discussion brewing, and it would be helpful to 
have some comparative information. 

Thanks for your input.


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