How to Declare a Major
Congratulations! You’ve decided on a major. Many of the programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences do not have any requirements for declaring a major. You can see a full list of these majors in the list below. While there are no basic admission requirements, you must still contact the department to declare. Some departments will want an in-person meeting prior to signing off on a Major Declaration Form. Other departments will provide you with the necessary form while encouraging you to meet with an advisor at a later time. Once you have your completed Major Declaration Form, please take it to 109 Strong Hall to officially declare.
Applied Behavioral Sciences
East Asian Languages and Culture
Film Media Studies
French and Italian
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Global International Studies
History of Art
Humanities and Western Civilization
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Physics and Astronomy
Public Affairs and Administration
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Spanish and Portuguese
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Some departments in the College require you to meet certain curriculum criteria before allowing you to declare. You can find a full list of these majors in the list below. During the semester that you are enrolled in your last course for admission, you will need to meet with the department to fill out a Major Intent Form. Upon submission of your Major Intent Form and successful completion of the requirements for admission into the program, you will be officially admitted.
Change of Interest
You may change your interest at any point in time during your academic career. We highly encourage you to meet with an advisor in your new area of interest prior to making a change. You can change your interest by filling out a Major Interest Change Form in 109 Strong Hall. This will not officially declare you in that major. To officially change your major, you will need to complete either the Major Declaration Form or Major Intent Form depending on your desired major.