How to declare a major:
  1. Double-check the admission requirements for the major you are interested in to make sure you meet these requirements.

  2. Make an appointment with a HAS advisor [here].

How to declare a minor:
  1. Make an appointment with your major advisor to add a humanities minor.

*HAS Advisors can assist with questions about minors but your major advisor will declare the minor on your behalf.

How to declare a double major:
  1. Double-check the admission requirements and confirm with your current major advisor that you will have the time and space in your schedule to pursue a second major.

  2. Make an appointment with a HAS advisor [here].

*Make sure to bring the name and email address of your current major advisor to the meeting.

How to drop a major:
  1. Make an appointment with your new major advisor to add your new major and drop your old major.

How to drop a minor:
  1. Make an appointment with your major advisor to drop your minor.

To see which departments our Academic Services department works with and their extensive list of majors and minors, learn more on our Degree Programs page.

See Our Degree Programs

 

Declaring a Major/Minor FAQ

If I declare my major or minor now can I change it later?

Absolutely! You have the ability to change your major and minor at any time.

Can I declare a double major now and change it later?

Yes. Most major coursework will also be applied towards a minor in the same department and you can change your major to a minor at any time.

When is the best time to declare my major?

Ultimately, we always suggest declaring your major sooner rather than later to give yourself access to any courses that may be designated “majors only.” As mentioned above, you are always able to change your major later on but HAS advisors are unable to override “majors only” course registration. It is highly recommended that you check in with an advisor before the beginning of a registration period to see if you are eligible to declare your major or to check in on what admission requirements you still need to complete.

Do a lot of students in the humanities have double majors?

Yes. Humanities majors are popular for double majoring, especially within language departments. Many of our majors and minors allow for coursework to be taken outside of the Humanities Division, allowing for flexible elective options and interesting research opportunities.