Majors Information

What is a major?

A major provides coherence, focus, depth, sequencing, and synthesis of learning. Majors are intended to as a foundation for transfer, training for an occupational field, or sufficient depth in a field of knowledge to contribute to a lifelong interest.

How can I use a major to transfer to a university?

Many of our majors are crafted to provide seamless transfer to four-year institutions. Lower division transfer preparation coursework for a specific major can vary depending on the four-year institution. Work with a counselor to plan your lower division coursework and visit the Transfer Center for more information.

I'm interested in pursuing a major at a four-year institution that is not currently offered at SRJC, what should I do?

You may still be able to prepare for transfer by taking the appropriate lower division coursework for the institution you wish to transfer to. For more information, meet with a counselor and visit the Transfer Center.

What do I need to do to earn an Associate's Degree?

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

The requirements for my major changed while I was pursuing it, do I need to follow the new requirements?

The requirements for a major are effective beginning the semester shown for each major. If you began working on the approved major before the effective semester you may have what is known as catalog rights. Consult with the program contact person, department chair, or a counselor to determine your eligibility to complete the major under previous requirements.