Report of the AP Committee
March 23, 2005
I have three related motions to present this afternoon, all of which may be viewed as following from some changes
adopted by the Senate in recent years. It should be recalled that several years ago the Senate passed some motions
to clarify the distinctions between minors, concentrations, and undergraduate certificates, and specifically, we
created a policy that stipulates that each minor be satisfied with at least 8 credits which are not used to satisfy
the requirements for a major or another minor. (Such credits are often referred to as "unique" credits.) Given that
policy, it could possibly be that a student would be prevented in majoring in A and minoring in B,
but it would still be okay, with the same set of coursework, to earn a double major in A and B, because currently there are no
restrictions on how much overlap can occur in satisfying the requirements for two majors in a double major.
This is the type of inconsistancy which
today's motions from the AP Committee address. In addition to
dealing with minors and double majors, the motions create a unique credit requirement for undergraduate certificates.