Special Major Declaration Instructions

Special Major Declaration Instructions

The departments below have special instructions for declaring the major. Please refer to these instructions if you plan to declare one of the majors below.


Students planning to declare a major in Biology should complete the steps located here.


Students interested in a Business major must apply to the major. Information about the requirements are located here.


Students planning to declare a major in Neuroscience should complete the following steps located here.

Undergraduate Advising Heads

Undergraduate Advising Heads (UAH) are faculty advisors within the various majors and minors. These faculty are a wonderful resource as you are exploring different majors and minors and they can help you better understand how the curriculum of a particular major is structured and what you would need to do to major in that field.

You will ultimately meet with the appropriate UAH to officially declare your major. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to declare a major.

Dept/ Program Name & Contact Link
African and Afro-American Studies Prof. Chad Williams
American Studies Prof. Stephen Whitfield

Prof. Ellen Schattschneider

Art History

Prof. Talinn Grigor (spring 2015)

Biochemistry Prof. Daniel Oprian

Prof. Neil Simister (fall)

Prof. Rachel Woodruff (spring)

Biological Physics Prof. Seth Fraden
Business Prof. Hagit Weihs
Chemistry Prof. Bruce Foxman (majors), Prof. Barry Snider (non-majors) & Prof. Milos Dolnik (minors)
Chinese Prof. Xiwen Lu
Classical Studies Prof. Cheryl Walker
Comparative Literature and Culture Prof. Matthew Fraleigh 
Computer Science Prof. Timothy Hickey
Creative Writing

Prof. Olga Broumas (poetry)

Prof. Stephen McCauley (fiction)

Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation

Prof. Jennifer Cleary

East Asian Studies Prof. Gary Jefferson
Economics Prof. Scott Redenius
Education Studies & Secondary Education Program

Prof. Marya Levenson (Education Studies)

Prof. Joseph Reimer (Education Studies)

Prof. Diana Turk (Secondary Teacher Education minors)

Elementary Education Program Prof. Marya Levenson
English Prof. David Sherman
Environmental Studies  Prof. Laura Goldin
European Cultural Studies

Jonah Trout (UDR)

Alexander Weick (UDR)

Film, Television and Interactive Media Prof. Steven Burg
French & Francophone Studies

Prof. Martine Voiret

German Studies Prof. Sabine von Mering
Health: Science, Society, and Policy

Prof. Sarah Curi

Hispanic Studies

Prof. James Mandrell (fall)

Prof. Fernando Rosenberg (spring)

History Prof. Greg Freeze
History of Ideas Prof. Eugene Sheppard
Independent Interdisciplinary Program see website
International & Global Studies Prof. Chandler Rosenberger
Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Prof. Nader Habibi
Italian Studies Prof. Paola Servino (fall)
Journalism Prof. Maura Jane Farrelly
Language & Linguistics
Prof. Lotus Goldberg
Latin American and Latino Studies Prof. Charles Golden
Legal Studies

Prof. Richard Gaskins

Mathematics Prof. Ira Gessel
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Prof. Jonathan Decter

Prof. Sarah Mead

Near Eastern and Judaic Studies 

Prof. Ilana Szobel

Neuroscience Prof. Paul Miller
Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies Prof. Gordon Fellman
Philosophy Prof. Eli Hirsch

Prof. David Roberts 

Politics Prof. Jill Greenlee
Psychology Prof. Joseph Cunningham
Religious Studies Prof. Marc Brettler (fall)
Russian Studies Prof. David Powelstock
Sexuality and Queer Studies Prof. Thomas King
Social Justice and Social Policy Prof. David Cunningham
Sociology Prof. Karen Hansen
South Asian Studies Prof. Harleen Singh
Studio Art Prof. Susan Lichtman
Theater Arts

Prof. Jennifer Cleary (fall)

Prof. Ryan McKittrick (spring)

Women's and Gender Studies Prof. Dian Fox

updated 6/27/2014