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Benefits of Declaring Your Major

As a declared major you will:

  • Establish your right to follow the major requirements in effect in the current University Catalog

  • Build faculty/staff advising relationships in order to:

    - Plan your class schedule

    - Benefit the most from your major, including courses that double count for pre-major that also fulfill other graduation and/or general education requirements

    - Progress through the degree program to improve your plan to graduate within four years (if desired)

    - Improve your chances of securing internships, undergraduate research opportunities, study abroad opportunities, and/or applying to graduate school


  • Become eligible for scholarships that are only for declared majors

  • Participate in student organizations specific to a given major

  • Network with other students from a given major, including events sponsored by the Alumni Association