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 (found HERE). 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

Biology, Human

Chemistry

Classics

Cognitive Science

Per Sederberg and Debra McLafferty
cogsci@virginia.edu
 

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. 

Andrew Stauffer
ams4k@virginia.edu

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 (red3u@virginia.edu).
Robert Davis red3u@virginia.edu Monday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. 
Tom Smith tms9a@virginia.edu Tuesday, Noon-1 p.m.
Todd Scanlon tms2v@virginia.edu Wednesday, 1-2 p.m.
Ajay Limaye al3nk@virginia.edu Thursday, 2-3 p.m.

Environmental Thought and Practice

French

German

Global Studies

Global Public Health

Ruth Gaare Bernheim
434-924-8646
Hospital West 3181

 

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

Before completing the major declaration, you should discuss your program of study with a history faculty member. Most students approach a professor with whom they have taken a course. If the faculty member agrees to serve as your advisor, they or the student should email confirmation of this to the Director of Undergraduate studies. Please https://history.virginia.edu/undergraduate/major for more information on the process.
Erin Lambert
eml7f@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

To declare a major in Physics, please visit http://www.phys.virginia.edu/Education/majordeclaration.asp for information on declaring. 
Stefan Baessler
sfb5d@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

Karl Shuve
434-924-6712
Gibson Hall 238

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Sociology

South Asian Languages and Cultures

See Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures above

Spanish

Statistics

All Statistics major and minor advising meetings (including declarations) are conducted on a drop-in basis using Zoom, during the times indicated below.  To meet, email the person you would like to see at least 24 hours in advance for the Zoom link and related information.

Mondays 2:00-3:00pm — Prof. Gretchen Martinet (gaf9f)
Tuesdays 9:00-10:00am — Prof. Richard Ross (rr3pp)
Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm — Prof. Jeffrey Woo (yjw4b)
Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm — Prof. Prince Afriyie (pa5jg)
Thursdays 7:30-9:00pm — Prof. Jeff Holt (jjh2b)

Women, Gender & Sexuality