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Undergraduate Program

How to Declare Your Major/Minor

1. Pick up a blue "Approval Form for Majors and Minors," available in the College Center for Advising Services, in Lattimore Hall 312. (Note that we do not accept the online "Major/Minor Declaration Form.")

2. If declaring a major (rather than a minor), next fill out the checklist, which is available on the department website, linked on the pages for both the political science and international relations majors.

3. In filling out these forms, list a set of courses that would satisfy all requirements for your major or minor. This 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 or minor. If you would like advice in compiling this list, come see any of the department's undergraduate advisors during their office hours.

4. After listing courses for the major, provide information on the blue form about the rest of your curriculum, including how you satisfied the primary writing requirement and what work you are doing (such as a cluster, a minor, or second major) in the humanities and natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Students declaring a minor do not need to provide this information.

5. Bring hard copies of both forms (the blue form and, for majors, the checklist) to any of the department's undergraduate advisors during their office hours, so you can review the forms with them and gain their approval. Then submit the signed forms to the College Center for Advising Services, in Lattimore Hall 312.