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Major Declaration

How to Declare a Double Major

Double MAJOR refers to majoring in two areas, both of which are part of the same BA degree. Double DEGREE refers to majoring in two areas leading to two separate degrees such as a BA and a BS, or some other combination of Bachelor's degrees. (Because of the liberal arts nature of the degree, two BA degrees are never awarded.)

When pursuing a double major (two areas, both of which are part of a BA degree):

Note that you may declare a second major (as well as minors and certificates) through the fall of your senior year.

  1. First, follow the steps for declaring and gaining acceptance into one major. You will meet with an authorized faculty member in the first department and complete a blue concentration form in full. Submit the form to 312 Lattimore Hall.
  2. When you are ready to add a second major, meet with an authorized faculty member in the second department and complete a second blue form in full, including the upper level writing requirement of the second major. Revise part C if necessary.
  3. Make sure the authorized faculty advisers from both departments are aware of your plans. Each adviser should approve the double major on the second blue form.
  4. Submit the second blue form to 312 Lattimore.

When pursuing a double degree (two separate degrees such as a BA and a BS):

  1. First, follow the steps for declaring one major/degree. You will meet with an authorized faculty member in the first department and complete a blue concentration form in full.
  2. When you are ready to add a second major/degree, meet with an authorized faculty member in the second department and complete a second blue form in full.
  3. Petition the Administrative Committee. Petition forms are available in 312 Lattimore.
  4. Submit both blue forms with your petition to 312 Lattimore (one blue form if previous major/degree is already approved). The Administrative Committee will notify you of the results of your petition.

If you have further questions about declaring your major and clusters, please check with:

The College Center for Advising Services

312 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-2354
cascas@mail.rochester.edu