Major departments place restrictions on some sections of their courses. What this means is certain sections of a course are reserved for a particular major. Although a course may be required for your major, the section/meeting time you are trying to register for is reserved for another major (who also needs the course). If you get this error message you will have to choose another section (meeting time) that is either reserved/restricted for your major or has no restrictions. Information about restrictions can be found on Class Search by clicking on the course name, Course Reference Number (CRN), and section number.
This is an example of what Class Search will say on a course with Restrictions:
JEWELRY DESIGN III - 1970 - JD 233 - 101
Must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Jewelry Design/2 Yr AAS
In this case, section 101 of JD 233 is reserved/restricted for students coded as Jewelry Design students, only.
Majors with Evening/Weekend programs also have restrictions. If you are admitted into a major's day program, you will get a field of study restriction error message if you try to register for evening sections of your subject, and vice versa.
Sections reserved for evening students will say this on Class Search:
>>Restrictions - Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors: Major Name/Eve/Wknd