This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
The Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's (ABM) programs allow high-performing undergraduate students at the University an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the bachelor's and master's degrees at an accelerated pace. Undergraduate students in this program may apply up to 12 graduate (5000-6000 level) credit hours towards the completion of both the bachelor's and master's degree requirements.
GPA Requirement/Academic Standing: A minimum 2.00 UWF GPA is required to change/declare majors, double majors, and dual degrees. Major approval, based on GPA and department requirements, is determined by the department offering the new major. Students on probation and students returning from suspension may request a change of major; however, approval of the change of major is granted by the Chairperson or Dean of the prospective department. Students should contact the department offering the new major for guidance and review.
Undergraduate students, including lower-division students, must submit a Change of Major Form request to the Office of the Registrar to enter a different major. Students may change their major once per semester. Students are not permitted to change majors after they have earned 90 hours unless the new major can be completed within the same time-frame as the previous major. Change of majors must be submitted prior to the end of drop/add for the major to be applicable to the current semester. Program approval is determined by the advisor of the department offering the new program. Students who change majors have a choice of meeting the major degree requirements listed in the University’s catalog that are in effect at the time of the student’s change of major or at graduation. Students should be aware of admission requirements for limited access and restricted programs. Students should contact the academic advisor of the prospective program for guidance.
For information on double majors and dual degrees, please see
Graduation and General Degree Requirements.
A minimum 2.0 UWF GPA is required to change/declare minors. Minor approval, based on GPA and department requirements, is determined by the department offering the new minor.
A student may declare/change a minor by submitting the Minor Declaration Form. Students seeking a minor must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate major. Undergraduate students may qualify for a minor by meeting specific departmental and/or college requirements. Specific requirements for the minor will be those listed in the academic programs section catalog that is in effect at the time the minor is declared. Students should consult the minor department for questions concerning course requirements. A minimum of 12 semester hours of upper-division work must be completed in the minor, of which nine semester hours must be courses taken at UWF. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all UWF courses used in the minor.
Neither diplomas nor certificates are issued for completion of the minor. Minors are only awarded in conjunction with the receipt of a baccalaureate degree and are recorded only on the academic transcript.
Forms related to graduation, as well as other important information related to the graduation process are found in the Graduation Guide section of the Office of the Registrar website.
The University offers a variety of certificate programs to pursue as a stand alone certificate, to complete in conjunction with a bachelor's degree, or to take for professional development. Requirements are determined by the academic department offering the certificate. Students wishing to pursue a certificate at any level should complete a Declaration of Certificate form. Contact the academic department offering the certificate program for more information, including application procedures. Refer to Certificate Program information.
Catalog year determines the set of academic requirements (general education and the major) that must be fulfilled for graduation. Generally, the Catalog year is determined at the time of admission or when a student changes majors. Students also have the option of choosing the Catalog year in effect at the time of graduation. Students must follow a single catalog, not a combination of catalogs, to meet graduation requirements.
A student who has completed at least 1 credit within three consecutive semesters (summer included) is considered to have satisfied the minimum requirements for “continuous enrollment.”
The catalog year for an undergraduate student’s program (General Education and major curriculum) will be the catalog year in effect at the time of initial enrollment as a degree-seeking student. Those students who do not change their major and who maintain continuous enrollment in the University have the option of following the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment as degree-seeking students or the catalog in effect at the time of graduation. Students who elect to change their major have the option of following the catalog in effect at the time of the major change or the catalog in effect at the time of graduation.
Students who do not maintain continuous enrollment and who are readmitted to the University after non-enrollment of three consecutive semesters have the option of following the degree program outlined in the catalog in effect at the time of re-enrollment as degree-seeking students or the catalog in effect at the time of graduation.
Students holding the A.A. or certification of the completion of General Education requirements from a Florida public college or university may elect to complete the degree requirements of UWF that were in effect at the time the student first entered the Florida public college university as a degree-seeking student. Students electing this option must be enrolled at UWF as a degree-seeking student within three years of the date of initial enrollment in the college or university. The transcript of the student granted this option must demonstrate that a four-year plan was made by the inclusion of the appropriate lower-division courses. Students should contact their major department for additional information regarding requirements for their degree program. A combination of catalogs may not be used to fulfill major degree requirements.