Majors and Minors
Completion of Minors
Minor Letters are issued for completion of the requirements for a given academic Minor. These Letters are issued by the Dean of the Department in which the Minor was completed.
Majors and Minors
In order to earn the status of Journeyman Wizard from the Grey School of Wizardry, Apprentices must complete a Major. This covers a series of classes that increase in complexity, within one field and usually in one department. Completing a Major helps you gain the intellectual and magickal maturity that comes from disciplined, and intensive study of one subject.
You may also choose to add a Minor, which offers a way of diversifying your experience or further supporting your main focus, through a smaller set of related classes. As you learn more about a particular body of knowledge, you build on existing information and ask questions which can further not just your own understanding but the field as a whole. Some of these programs are departmental, concerning only a single color of magick. Others are interdisciplinary, their requirements spread across several departments.
The Grey School of Wizardry requires 168 credits to graduate. Typical Major ranges from 45-55 credits, and a Minor from 30-35. Apprentices may only formally declare one Major and one Minor at a time.
It is important to note that Choosing a Major is required for All Apprentice Wizards; choosing a Minor is optional. The choice must be made while the Apprentice is at level 2 in their studies. This allows enough time to sample classes before choosing but requires some commitment before moving from the very basic to the intermediate classes.
Guide to Earning a Journeyman Letter
Apprentices interested in pursuing more than one Major or Minor should access the requirements for each and keep track of how their classes fulfill the requirements. Majors are completed one at a time and A Journeyman Letter is awarded each time the necessary requirements are met. A subsequent letter of Journeymanship is awarded to Journeymen when all requirements for a new letter are completed.
Changing your Major/Minor
Majors and minors can be changed after consultation with the Dean of Curriculum and the Academic Advisor. The change of the major and/or minor is to be announced on the Dean of Curriculum Forum in the Announcement thread entitled, “NOTICE: Majors and Minor Declarations” - here
The heart of the Major/Minor system are the modules that they are made up of. We want this system to be easy to complete and have laid them out so that can be worked on one module at a time. Most of the Majors/Minors have one module where all of the classes must be completed, but the remainder of the modules usually will ask for a certain number of credits to complete them, and then give you multiple optional classes to choose from to complete those credits.
Lesser and Greater Prisms
Apprentices can become "Wizard of the Greater Prism" by declaring (and completing) a major in any one department AND taking an upper level (L6-7) class in all 15 remaining departments. If the L6 or L7 class have pre-requisites of lower level classes, those classes have to be completed, as well, of course.
Apprentices can become "Wizard of the Lesser Prism" by declaring (and completing) a major in any one department AND taking a mid-level (L3-5) or higher class in the remaining 15 departments. If the L3, 4, or 5 classes have prerequisites of lower level classes, those classes have to be completed, as well, of course."
Apprentices can still declare a "Prism Minor" and take one class (at any level) in all 16 departments.
Reporting Your Completions
When you complete an academic Minor or Major, report this to your Academic Advisor, the Department Dean (if they are not the same person) and the Dean of Curriculum. You’ll also want to let your Head know. When you complete the requirements for graduation, contact your Academic Advisor the Department Dean (if they are not the same person) and the Dean of Curriculum.
Major and Minor Requirements
A listing of current Majors and Minors for each department can be found on the Dean of that Department's "Dean's Office" forum. Some classes may be listed as eligible for fulfilling more than one requirement for a Major or Minor. If you take such a class, then you may choose which requirement its credits fulfill for you. Contact the Dean of Curriculum if you wish to discuss applying credits for one class to more than one Major or Minor.
There are several ways to find out about the Majors and Minors Requirements in a department.
There should be a thread in each department's "Dean's Office" forum that talks about their Majors and Minors. If there is not Reach out to DoC@GreySchool.com