How to get a degree audit for your second (or third) major

At some point in the future, the degree-audit system will be programmed to integrate all your majors (and minors) into a single audit. As of Fall 2010, however, the most that a single audit will show is the requirements for ONE major plus the College-wide requirements (Core, overall credits, etc.)

So what if you have two or more majors? For some students (I don’t know the reasons for this), when you request an audit for “CURRENT PROGRAM(S)/MAJOR(S),” two new audits will be added to your queue: one for your primary major and one for your second major. Although that’s not as good as having both majors in a single audit, it’s still pretty convenient.

For most of you, unfortunately, requesting an audit for “CURRENT PROGRAM(S)/MAJOR(S)” will bring up an audit for your primary major only. You will need to use the “WHAT IF” option to see an audit for your second major. (See picture below.)

WARNING: Regardless of whether or not the second audit comes up automatically, it will calculate your residency requirements as if you were just entering CU this semester. This means it will give you incorrect residency information! For instance, it may tell you that you need 10 more hours in residence in your second major, when in reality you have enough already. If you have questions about the number of hours “in residence” needed for your second major, consult with your academic advisor for that major. And always use the audit for your PRIMARY major to check your College-wide requirements (Core, overall credits, etc.).

Also, be aware that courses that meet requirements for one major will be shown as electives in your audit for your other major. For instance, let’s say your majors are Psychology and Sociology. When you run your Psychology audit, your Sociology courses will show up in the “Electives” section. Likewise, when you run your Sociology audit, your Psychology courses will be listed as electives. Don’t let this trouble you.


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