Double Major, Double Emphases, and Minors

Pending Registrar approval, you may pursue a Double Major, Double Emphasis, or Minor. The distinction between these terms can be confusing, so we encourage you to review the information below and contact the Registrar’s office if you have any questions.

Double Major

A Double Major at JPCatholic would have to complete the major core requirements for two different degree programs. For example, to achieve a Double Major in Business Creative Entrepreneurship and Communications Film Producing, a student must fulfill the requirements of both the major core and emphasis requirements. Please note that due to the number of courses involved, pursuing a Double Major may take longer than 12 quarters.

Example of Double Major Requirements: Business Creative Entrepreneurship and Communications Film Producing

Double Emphasis

A Double Emphasis is defined by pursuing two emphases within the same major. For example, if you wanted to pursue both Directing and Post-Production within the Communications Media Degree, you would be considered a Double Emphasis student. Please note that some combinations are easier to pursue than others, and pursuing certain Double Emphases may increase your time to graduation.

Example of Double Emphasis Requirements: Directing and Post-Production are both emphases within the Communications Media Degree

Minor

A Minor gives a student the ability to pursue a competency outside of their degree program without having to fulfill all of the degree requirements of a Double Major. For example, if a student is enrolled in the Graphic Design program and would like to learn more business without being an actual Business Major, the Business Minor would be a great option.

See List of Minors

Example of Earning a Minor: Communications Media student with an Emphasis in Graphic Design, earning a Business Minor

How do I declare a Double Major, Double Emphasis, or Minor?

Prospective Students: Upon enrollment, you’ll have the option to indicate interest in one of these opportunities. Interested students are required to discuss their desired combination with the Registrar’s office. After meeting with the Registrar, you will need to submit the official paperwork to declare your Double Major, Double Emphasis, or Minor.

Current Students: You can also declare a Double Major, Double Emphasis, or Minor during your time at JPCatholic. The earlier you declare your intent to pursue one of these options, the more the Registrar can do to assist you in pursuing your goals. Please contact the Registrar’s office to discuss your plans and to submit the official paperwork.

Note For All Students: The student is responsible for completing the requirements of a Double Major, Double Emphasis, or Minor. You are encouraged to be in regular communication with the Registrar throughout your time at JPCatholic, since they can advise you on achieving your goals. More details will be given when you meet with the Registrar’s office.

Can I pursue both a Double Emphasis and a Minor?

It is possible. However, depending on your desired combination, it may take longer than 12 quarters to graduate with both. Please discuss your desired combination with the Registrar’s office.

Can I pursue multiple Minors?

It is possible. However, it will depend on your desired combination. Please discuss your desired combination with the Registrar’s office.