Declaration of Major

All students are required to declare a major field of study by their third semester credit standing. To ensure an appropriate graduation timeline, it is strongly advised that the Declaration of Major paperwork be submitted prior to your registration appointment time during second semester.

To begin the process of declaring a major, students should visit the departmental office of the appropriate major. (Performance majors should begin with their instrumental department.) The Declaration of Major/Minor form must be completed at the major department and then be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

Declaring for most majors must be done by the end of Check-in Week, which is the Friday before the start of classes and, if approved, will be effective for that semester. Declaration of Major/Minor forms received after this date will be effective, if approved, for the following semester. Please check directly with the major department for possible earlier deadlines.

Following is a list of majors and suggested entry courses. The entry courses provide an overview of the respective majors and begin to build a foundation for courses that follow in the major.

Note: Some of these courses have prerequisites. Be sure to check the course description for details.

List of Majors and Suggested Entry Courses(pdf).