Definition of Concentration for Undergraduate Programs

An area of study may offer concentrations, i.e., specializations within the field of study. Generally, students complete a portion of the core area of study requirements and then select focused courses to complete the concentration. A concentration includes a minimum of 12 semester hours and a maximum of 21 semester hours of specialized course work with no less than 50 percent of the concentration credits upper-level credits. The requirements and the curriculum for a concentration are determined by the academic School offering the concentration with the appropriate approval of the University Academic Council and the provost and vice president.

There will be a notation on the final transcript that will identify the concentration. Concentrations will only be noted on the transcript at the completion of the degree.