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Declaring your Major and Minor

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  1. Are you ready to declare?
  2. Switching or dropping a Major/Minor?
  3. Seeking Major and Minor Advisement?
  4. Still Figuring out what to declare?

  Are you ready to declare?

  • Complete the Declaration of Major/Minor Form
  • Email the form to the department(s) in which you are declaring a major/minor.
  • The department will review your record and approve or decline your request to declare.
  • If you are approved to declare the major/minor, you are required to meet with a faculty advisor or designee within the academic department who will advise you for the major/minor.
  • If you are declaring more than one major or minor, make sure you designate both subjects in the appropriate line.
  • If you are declaring a major that is not offered within SASN, please visit the School to School Transfer Application.
  • All students must declare a major and second concentration prior to completing 60.0 degree credits. Please keep in mind that certain majors may have additional criteria for eligibility to declare.
 

Switching or Dropping a Major/Minor? 

  • If you are switching a major or minor, you should follow the declaration process stated above.
  • If you are dropping a major or minor, you do not need an advisor’s signature. Simply fill out the form, indicating the major or minor you wish to drop, and submit the form to the Registrars Office using myRun Supportal
 

Seeking Major and Minor Advisement

  • As an NCAS or UC student, you have an advisor in our office as well as in your major/second concentration. If you require advising specific to your major/second concentration, you must contact that department directly.
  • Click here for the SASN Major and Minor Departments   
 

Still figuring out what to declare?

Figuring out your major can be hard.  Here are some tips on how to go about figuring it all out.

START BY BECOMING MORE SELF-AWARE.  

  • You can do this by trying to answer these questions first:
    • What are you willing to work hard at?  
    • What do you enjoy spending your time doing?
    • What skills do you have or are willing to work on?

EXPLORE CAREER OPTIONS BASED ON YOUR INTERESTS, VALUES, AND FUTURE PLANS

  • What kind of job would you like to have after you graduate from college?  
  • What environment do you see yourself working in?  (bank, school, university, lab, hospital, government agency, etc.)
  • What life style do you want to have?  Do you want to travel for work?  Do you want traditional hours (9-5) or do you prefer to work evenings, weekends, overnight?     
  • Do you find the career valuable?  Is the role important in our society and important for you and your self-worth? 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES ON CAMPUS:

  • Bi-annual major/minor fair- each fall and spring semester OAS hosts a fair that features faculty and staff from all the academic departments on campus to speak to students about their major and the career options available with that major
  • Visiting with a career advisor at the Career Development Center and taking a career inventory assessment.
  • Researching careers on BLS.gov