Determining a Major



The Academic Major

Connecticut College offers more than 40 majors, including interdisciplinary majors and those established within traditional departmental frameworks.

You must declare a major by March 31 (or October 31) of the second semester of the sophomore year. Those who have not declared by this time will not be allowed to pre-register for classes.

Once you have decided on your choice of major, you need to get a "Declaration of Major" form from the Office of the Registrar. This form will need to be signed by your new adviser. In order to get a major adviser, you will need to ask a professor in the department in which you choose to major or talk to the chair of that department.

Double Majors or Double Minors

If you wish to have more than one major or more than one minor, you must follow the same procedure as for declaring a major or minor. You will need a faculty adviser from the relevant department for each major or minor.

Student-Designed Interdisciplinary Majors (SDIM)

You may design your own interdisciplinary major program in consultation with faculty advisers and with the Committee on Student-Designed Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors, subject to the approval of that committee. For further information on qualifications and procedures, contact the Associate Dean of Studies for Juniors and Seniors in Fanning 206. Also, see the College Catalog for information in self-designed majors and minors.

The Academic Minor

In order to graduate, students must have at least one major. They are not required to have a minor or more than one major.You can minor in any department or interdisciplinary program that offers a minor field of study, or may design an interdisciplinary minor in consultation with faculty advisers and with the Committee on Student-Designed Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors. A carefully chosen minor can provides substantial grounding in a field other than your major and adds breadth and depth to your educational experience.