Choosing a Major

When do I declare my major?

Students in Arts declare a major at different points in the degree. Some majors may be declared after 27 credits, while others require declaration after 54 credits. Some majors you self-declare, while others require an application.

The best place to find information about declaring a major is on the website of the department you want to enter.

How do I declare my major?

During registration periods:
You may only declare specializations via the SSC. Instructions can be found here.

Outside of registration periods:
You may request to add or drop specializations via Arts Advising. The online request form is available here.


  • Arts Advising only accepts online specialization requests outside of the registration period.
  • Program areas that require an application will declare the students’ major on their behalf.

Specializations that require applications and/or department approval