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Undergraduate Program

How to Declare Your Major

1. First fill out the major checklist—either the Political Science checklist or the International Relations checklist. In filling out the checklist, write down a set of courses that would satisfy all requirements for your major. Be sure to list both course numbers and course titles. The checklist should include courses you have already taken, courses you are currently taking, and potential future courses. Bear in mind that this is not a planning document—there is no expectation that you will take the exact courses you list—but rather a formal way for you to show you understand the various requirements of the major. If you would like advice in compiling this list, reach out to any of the Department's undergraduate advisors during their advising hours.

2. Once you have a draft of the checklist, share it with one of the Department's undergraduate advisors during their advising hours, to get feedback. After the checklist is final, send it as a PDF to that departmental advisor, so that they can approve the checklist and forward it to Professor Gamm, with a cc to you.

3. After Professor Gamm gives final approval to the checklist (which he will do by email), complete the online major declaration form. You should list the same 12 courses on this form that appear on your checklist, and list them in the same order as on the checklist.

How to Declare Your Minor

Complete the online minor declaration form. If you would like advice in doing this or have any questions, reach out to any of the Department's undergraduate advisors during their advising hours.