Declaring a Major/Minor

All students are required to declare a major field of study by their third semester credit standing. To stay on track for graduation, it is strongly advised that the declaration of major paperwork be submitted prior to your assigned online registration time during your second semester.

To begin the process of declaring or changing a major or minor, take the following steps:

  1. Download the Declaration/Change of Major/Minor form.
  2. Complete the form at the departmental office of the appropriate major or minor (performance majors begin with their instrumental department).
  3. Submit the form to the Office of the Registrar by the end of check-in week, which is the Friday before the start of classes. If approved, the declaration of major will be effective for that semester. Forms received after the deadline will be effective, if approved, for the following semester. 

Visit the departments for more definitive declaration instructions since some majors have an earlier declaration deadline and specific requirements for declaration. More information on declaring, changing, or dropping your major/minor can be found on pages 18–20 in the Academic Policies section of the 2019–2020 Policy Handbook for Students.

Not Sure Which Major to Declare?

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.