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. Peter Kalb

Biochemistry Prof. Jeff Gelles

Prof. Neil Simister

Prof. Rachel Woodruff

Biological Physics TBD
Business Prof. Hagit Weihs

Prof. Isaac Krauss (majors)

Prof. Barry Snider (non-majors)

Chinese Prof. Xiwen Lu
Classical Studies Prof. Cheryl Walker
Comparative Literature and Culture Prof. David Powelstock
Computer Science Prof. Harry Mairson
Creative Writing

Prof. Stephen McCauley

Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation

Prof. Jennifer Cleary

East Asian Studies Prof. Gary Jefferson

Prof. Mike Coiner (Fall)

Prof. Scott Redenius (Spring)

Education Studies

Prof. Marya Levenson

English Prof. Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
Environmental Studies  Prof. Laura Goldin
European Cultural Studies

Prof. Stephen Dowden

Film, Television and Interactive Media Prof. Alice Kelikian
French & Francophone Studies

Prof. Martine Voiret

German Studies Prof. Kathrin Seidl-Gomez
Health: Science, Society, and Policy

Prof. Sarah Curi


Prof. Ari Ofengenden

Hispanic Studies

Prof. Fernando Rosenberg

History Prof. Greg Freeze
History of Ideas Prof. Jennifer Marusic
Independent Interdisciplinary Program

Julia Mani
(Academic Services)

International & Global Studies Prof. Chandler Rosenberger
Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Prof. Nader Habibi
Italian Studies Prof. Paola Servino
Japanese Prof. Hisae Fujiwara
Journalism Prof. Maura Farrelly
Language & Linguistics Prof. Lotus Goldberg
Latin American and Latino Studies Prof. Charles Golden
Legal Studies

Prof. Daniel Breen

Mathematics Prof. Ruth Charney
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Prof. Sarah Mead

Prof. Sarah Mead

Near Eastern and Judaic Studies 

Prof. Ilana Szobel

Neuroscience Prof. Stephen Van Hooser
Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies Prof. Gordon Fellman
Philosophy Prof. Eli Hirsch

Prof. David Roberts (fall)

Prof. Aparna Baskaran (spring)

Politics Prof. Paul Herron
Psychology Prof. Joseph Cunningham
Religious Studies Prof. Bernadette Brooten
Russian Studies Prof. David Powelstock
Social Justice and Social Policy TBD
Sociology Prof. Karen Hansen
South Asian Studies

Prof. Harleen Singh (fall)

Prof. Sarah Lamb (spring)

Studio Art Prof. Todd Pavlisko
Theater Arts

Prof. Jennifer Cleary

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Prof. Dian Fox (fall)

Prof. Sue Lanser (spring)

updated 6/24/2015