Declare a Major or Minor


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

Sophomores, Juniors

  1. Go to SIS/Online Forms to complete and submit appropriate form.


  1. Obtain the appropriate paper declaration form in the Office of Academic Advising or Office of the Registrar.
  2. Identify the director of undergraduate study (DUS) for the major or minor you wish to declare.
  3. Arrange a meeting with the DUS. (In some large minors, students will be asked to meet with a staff coordinator to declare the minor.)
  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  to the meeting and have it completed.
  5. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor and bring the completed form to your advisor.