Major/Minor

Major/Minor Declaration Worksheet

Departments electronically report the major/minor declarations and can change your faculty advisor. Students who wish to declare, drop or change a major or minor should follow these steps:

  1. Schedule an appointment with the undergraduate advising head (UAH) for the major or minor that you wish to add, drop or change. You can find a list of undergraduate advising heads on the Academic Services website.
  2. To prepare for your appointment, you may want to list the courses you've already taken and review your major/minor requirements in the University Bulletin.
  3. Meet with the undergraduate advising head and discuss what you have prepared. If applicable, bring syllabi for courses taken outside of Brandeis University to the appointment. If the UAH determines that a course can count toward a major/minor requirement, complete the online petition to request a substitution for a major/minor requirement (UNet login required).

Some departments will ask you to bring a completed copy of major/minor worksheet (PDF) to the Office of the University Registrar. Please note that this form will be accepted by the Office of the University Registrar only if signed by the department undergraduate advising head.

Do not use this form to declare a major in Business, Biology, Computer Science, HSSP, Neuroscience or Independent Interdisciplinary Major (IIM).

Omitting or providing an incorrect SAGE ID can cause delays or errors in processing your request. You can find your SAGE ID by logging into your Student Center in SAGE. Click the button "find my SAGE id #" at the top of the page.

Undergraduate Major/Minor Substitution Petition

To find out how to petition for a major / minor substitution, please see instructions below. Note that substitutions submitted for courses in progress won't appear in your degree audit until a final grade has posted. You may still submit the substitution request before receiving a final grade in a course.

Undergraduate Substitution Requests

The online petition to request a substitution for a major/minor requirement (UNet login required) can be used by undergraduate students who have already declared the major or minor and would like to request any of the following: