Each department sets forth its individual requirements for a major and a minor. However, the minimum number of semester hours for all majors is 30; the maximum number is the stated major plus four hours. Additional work in the major will count as free electives and may be used toward graduation requirements. A student should choose a major field of study as early as possible. All students must 'declare' a major and minor prior to the junior year. A student changing his/her major or minor must notify Belmont Central immediately. A student may seek licensure to teach in the State of Tennessee by completing State licensure requirements through the School of Education. Forms are available in the Belmont Central Office. For more information on major/minor forms, see the Graduation section of the current university catalog.