Declaring and Changing Majors

Q: Can I declare my major right away? Can I change my major if I am entering with a major already declared?

A: The majority of students in the College enter undeclared, but some students enter with a major declared in a math/science or FLL (Faculty of Language & Linguistics) program. If you have a strong interest in a math/science field or in an FLL program, please contact your dean to discuss the possibility of declaring a major in that field now.

All other students remain undeclared throughout the first year. If you have a strong interest in a particular humanities or social science discipline, you should simply take one course in that field/department each semester of your first year. You can formally declare that major as early as the beginning of your sophomore year.

Changes between math/science and FLL programs are made on a case-by-case basis; contact your dean to discuss the possibility of a move between programs. Changes from declared math/science programs to undeclared are possible as well, but all students admitted to an FLL program are expected to honor that commitment through at least the first year of study. All students are free to change their major (or add a second major; see our faq on this topic) at any after the first year of study.