Procedure for Declaring a Major

Freshmen:

  1. All freshmen in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences are classified as “Pre-Major.”
  2. In spring of the freshman year, students meet with their academic advisor to declare their major.

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors:

  1. Obtain a "Declaration of 1st Major" or "Declaration of 2nd Major" form in the Office of Academic Advising or in the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Identify the Director of Undergraduate Study (DUS) for the major you wish to declare at Undergraduate Studies. (Note: in some large majors, students will be asked to meet with a staff coordinator other than the DUS to declare the major.)
  3. Arrange a meeting with the person listed.
  4. At this meeting, you will discuss your plans for future courses and be matched with a faculty advisor. Be sure bring the “Declaration of Major” form and have it completed.
  5. If you are a sophomore or a junior, take the completed form to the Registrar for entry in SIS. If you are a senior, you must schedule an appointment with an academic advisor and submit the completed form for the major to the advisor.

Procedure for Declaring a Minor

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors:

  1. Get a “Declaration of Minor” form in the Office of Academic Advising or in the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Identify the Director of Undergraduate Study (DUS) or staff coordinator for the minor you wish to declare:
  3. Arrange a meeting with the person listed.
  4. At this meeting, you will discuss your plans for future courses and might be matched with a faculty advisor (not all minors match students with a faculty advisor). Be sure bring the form and have it completed.
  5. If you are a sophomore or a junior, take the completed form to the Registrar for entry in SIS. If you are a senior, you must schedule an appointment with an academic advisor and submit the completed form for the major to the advisor.