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Major GPA vs. Cumulative GPA

michaelungerrrmichaelungerrr Registered User Posts: 448 Member
I'm kind of confused by major versus cumulative GPA.
I am planning on doing a dual in International Business/Finance then minors in Economics & Government contingent on what overlaps (my advisor said it should work out; alot of cross requirements)

For graduation from the Business school at my university one must complete:

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (general credits i.e. your histories, psych, theology, etc.)
~40 credits
BUSINESS CORE: (general business courses: accounting, management,marketing,etc.)
~40 credits
MAJOR: (your actual Finance classes)
~only 20ish credits?
whatever is needed to make 120

This is a rough outline, but you get the idea. What do I calculate in my "Major GPA" on a resume? Would I add the Business Core+Major categories together? Add the requirements for my minors? Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks.
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Replies to: Major GPA vs. Cumulative GPA

  • RacinReaverRacinReaver Registered User Posts: 6,608 Senior Member
    When I calculated my "Major GPA" I just counted classes offered by my own department or that were cross-listed in my department. I also had to calculate "technical" GPA for one grad school I applied to where I had to figure out my GPA based on all computer, math, science, and engineering classes together.
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