Declaration of Major/Minor Contacts

To officially declare a major in Arts & Sciences the College Registrar will need to receive a completed Declaration of Major form through DocuSign (which can be found on the College Student Forms page). The form will need to be approved by the department before it is routed to the College Registrar in DocuSign. Before you start filling out any forms, please reach out to the Declaration of Major Contact in the department that you would like to declare a major in. Departments may have different steps in their processes and you need to make sure that you are following those processes as the department specifies.

Failure to contact the Declaration of Major Contact may result in your form being rejected or voided as incomplete.
 

To declare a Minor you will need to check with the department contact below to confirm the department's procedure.

African-American and African Studies

American Sign Language

American Studies

Anthropology

Archaeology

Art History

Art, Studio

Kevin Everson
434-243-1785
Ruffin Hall 125

Astronomy, Astronomy-Physics

Michael Skrutskie (Undergraduate Major Advisor)
434-924-4328
Astronomy Building 262

Shane Davis  (Minors Advisor)
434-924-4898
Astronomy Building 214

Bioethics (minor only)

Jarrett Zigon
434-924-7044
Brooks Hall 301

Biology

Jessamyn Manson
[email protected]

Biology, Human

Chemistry

Classics

Cognitive Science

Per Sederberg and Debra McLafferty
[email protected]
 

Computer Science

Drama

L. Douglas Grissom
434-243-7752
Drama Building 211

East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures & East Asian Studies

Economics

English

Before you start the DocuSign process, please visit https://english.as.virginia.edu/undergraduate/howtodeclare for information on declaring an English major. If you understand the major requirements and do not need assistance filling out the declaration form, you may do so and submit the form without contacting Prof. Andrew Stauffer in advance.

Andrew Stauffer
[email protected]

Area Program in Poetry Writing
Lisa Russ Spaar
434-924-6625
Bryan Hall 407

Area Program in Literary Prose
Elizabeth Denton
Dawson's Row

Environmental Sciences

To declare a major in Environmental Sciences, you will need to first set up an online meeting with one of the faculty members below by sending them an email. The hours listed are their virtual office hours that are available each week for these meetings. Please determine which day/time coincides best with your schedule before reaching out. If none of the listed times work, please contact Robert Davis (red[email protected]).

Robert Davis
386 B New Clark
924-0579, red3u
Monday, 2:30-4:00 p.m. (in person)
 
Todd Scanlon
376A Clark
924-3382, tms2v
Tuesday, 2:30:-3:30 p.m. (via zoom...contact Mr. Scanlon for details)
 
Tom Smith
342 Clark
924-3107, tms9a
Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (in person)
 
Ajay Limaye
344 Clark
924-5872, al3nk
Thursday, 2-3 p.m. (in person)
 

Environmental Thought and Practice

French

German

Global Studies

Global Public Health

Tracey Brookman
[email protected]
 

Global Development Studies

David Edmunds
[email protected]

 

Security and Justice

Peter Furia
[email protected]

 

Environments and Sustainability

Phoebe Crisman
[email protected]

 

Middle East South Asia

Tessa Farmer
[email protected]

 

Global Commerce in Culture and Society

Richard Handler
[email protected]
 

History

Interdisciplinary Major

Italian

Jewish Studies

Latin American Studies

Linguistics

Mathematics

Abdelmalek Abdesselam  [email protected] (Last name begins with letter A-E)
Peter Abramenko  [email protected] (Last name begins with letter F-J)
Yen Quang Do  [email protected] (Last name begins with letter K-O)
Juraj Foldes  [email protected] (Last name begins with letter P-T)
Ira Herbst  [email protected] (Last name begins with letter U-Z)

Media Studies

Medieval Studies

Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures         

Music

Neuroscience

Philosophy

Physics

To declare a major in Physics, please visit http://www.phys.virginia.edu/Education/majordeclaration.asp for information on declaring. 
Stefan Baessler
[email protected]

Poetry

Political and Social Thought

Political Philosophy, Policy and Law

Colin Bird
434-924-3615
Gibson Hall S495

Politics

Portuguese (minor only)

Psychology

Religious Studies

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Sociology

South Asian Languages and Cultures

See Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures above

Spanish

Statistics

Information on Statistics major and minor advising can be found at
https://statistics.as.virginia.edu/advising-hours-declaring-stat-major-or-minor

Women, Gender & Sexuality