Declaring Your Major (or Minor)


Special Instructions for Spring 2022!

Petition to declare a major as soon as you complete major qualification requirements, or reach your declaration deadline quarter, whichever comes first. Students who enter UCSC as frosh or sophomores must be formally declared in a major before enrolling in their third year (or equivalent). Junior transfer students must be declared in a major by the deadline in their second term at UCSC.

We are implementing a new major declaration process that we hope will be easier for all students! Some majors advising offices will be using the new process in spring, and some will be waiting until next year. Use the links below to identify the process for the major/minor you’re petitioning to declare. 

If you are planning to declare a double major or major/minor program, please review this information before getting started.