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Major Information

Each student in the Whitman School is required to complete one major field of study. Choosing your major is an important decision. To learn about a particular field that may interest you, take the initiative to research the opportunities available to you.  For more information on our various major offerings, visit our Undergraduate Experience page or click here.


How to Declare Your Major

Students normally declare their major in the second semester of their sophomore year, before early registration for the first semester of their junior year. If you are a recipient of TAP aid from New York State, you must declare your major before the junior year or risk losing TAP. Students who plan to go abroad during their junior year must declare their major before they leave.

Every fall semester, the Undergraduate Office, in partnership with the Whitman departments and Career Center, hosts a major carnival followed by panels. Each major will be represented by an academic advisor, career counselor, faculty member and student representative to answer questions about the coursework and opportunities available. To declare your major, you should meet with the academic advisor associated with the desired major. Click on a major below for more information.