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.
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
Ruffin Hall 125
Michael Skrutskie (Undergraduate Major Advisor)
Astronomy Building 262
Shane Davis (Minors Advisor)
Astronomy Building 214
Bioethics (minor only)
Brooks Hall 301
Per Sederberg and Debra McLafferty
L. Douglas Grissom
Drama Building 211
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures & East Asian Studies
Before you start the DocuSign process, please visit https://english.as.virginia.edu/undergraduate/howtodeclare for information on declaring an English major.
Area Program in Literary Prose
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Robert Davis email@example.com Monday, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Tom Smith firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, Noon-1 p.m.
Todd Scanlon email@example.com Wednesday, 1-2 p.m.
Ajay Limaye firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 2-3 p.m.
Environmental Thought and Practice
Global Public Health
Ruth Gaare Bernheim
Hospital West 3181
Global Development Studies
Security and Justice
Environments and Sustainability
Middle East South Asia
Global Commerce in Culture and Society
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.
Latin American Studies
Abdelmalek Abdesselam email@example.com (Last name begins with letter A-E)
Peter Abramenko firstname.lastname@example.org (Last name begins with letter F-J)
Yen Quang Do email@example.com (Last name begins with letter K-O)
Juraj Foldes firstname.lastname@example.org (Last name begins with letter P-T)
Ira Herbst email@example.com (Last name begins with letter U-Z)
Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures
To declare a major in Physics, please visit http://www.phys.virginia.edu/Education/majordeclaration.asp for information on declaring.
Political and Social Thought
Political Philosophy, Policy and Law
Gibson Hall S495
Portuguese (minor only)
Gibson Hall 238
Slavic Languages and Literatures
South Asian Languages and Cultures
See Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures above
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)