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

Jack Hamilton
jch6dx@virginia.edu

Anthropology

Adria LaViolette
laviolette@virginia.edu

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)

Nichole Flores
434-243-3937
Gibson Hall, S-433

Biology

Tess Matukonis
biol-ug@virginia.edu

Biology, Human

Chemistry

Classics

Cognitive Science

Computer Science

Please read https://bit.ly/bacs-declaring before contacting anyone regarding a Computer Science major.

Tom Horton
bacsdirector@virginia.edu

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
ams4k@virginia.edu

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

Area Program in Literary Prose
James Livingood
434-924-6675
Bryan 422B

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 (red3u@virginia.edu).

Lauren Simkins
205 Clark
924-3964
lsimkins@virginia.edu
Monday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m
 
Charity Nyelele
212 Clark
hbt3mb@virginia.edu
Tuesday, 2 - 3 p.m.

Tom Smith
342 Clark
924-3107
tms9a@virginia.edu
Thursday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
 
Robert Davis
386B New Clark
924-0579
red3u@virginia.edu
Friday, 11 a.m. - noon.

Environmental Thought and Practice

French

German

Global Studies

Global Public Health

Tracey Brookman
tlc5q@virginia.edu

Global Development Studies

David Edmunds
dse7r@virginia.edu

Security and Justice

Peter Furia
paf4n@virginia.edu

Environments and Sustainability

Phoebe Crisman
pc4v@virginia.edu

Middle East South Asia

Tessa Farmer
trf6k@virginia.edu

Global Commerce in Culture and Society

Richard Handler
rh3y@virginia.edu

History

Jennifer Sessions
jes4fx@virginia.edu

Interdisciplinary Major

Italian

Jewish Studies

Latin American Studies

Linguistics

Mathematics

Abdelmalek Abdesselam  aa4cr@virginia.edu (Last name begins with letter A-E)
Peter Abramenko  pa8e@virginia.edu (Last name begins with letter F-J)
Yen Quang Do  yendo@virginia.edu (Last name begins with letter K-O)
Juraj Foldes  jf8dc@virginia.edu (Last name begins with letter P-T)
Ira Herbst  iwh@virginia.edu (Last name begins with letter U-Z)

Media Studies

Medieval Studies

Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures         

Music

Neuroscience

Philosophy

Physics

For information about declaring a major or minor in Physics, please visit http://www.phys.virginia.edu/Education/undergrad.asp, or email physics@virginia.edu.

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