Degree requirements change with each catalog edition. The applicable catalog requirements for a student’s degree program is the one existing at the time the student files the Official Declaration of Degree Form in the University Registrar’s Office. This form is applicable to traditional undergraduate students only and used for declaring or changing majors and minors as well as for advisor assignment. New students will receive an e-mail message about the academic advisor that has been assigned to them, and any change in degree program that necessitates a change in advisor will be communicated by e-mail to the student and the advisor. The University strives to make reasonable transitions when program requirements change and students will be notified by their advisor regarding any changes in the declared degree program.