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. Contact the department chair to inquire about major entrance requirements (for screen scoring please email
  2. Make sure the Declaration/Change of Major/Minor form is submitted 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 in the Academic Policies section of the Policy Handbook for Students.

Not Sure Which Major to Declare?

Meet with a student success advisor to explore your options and find recommended pre-major courses to register for in your next semester.