Declaring a Major or Minor

Declaring a major as early as possible is desirable. 

  • Prospective Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors are strongly encouraged to talk with the Coordinator or a program advisor as early as possible in their academic careers, and to take WGS 120 in the first or second year.
  • Prospective minors are encouraged to talk with the Coordinator or a program advisor  regarding their program of courses and to declare their minor in their sophomore or junior year.

Once a student has decided to major or minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the following process should be completed:

  1. Make an appointment with the Coordinator of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to have the declaration of major or minor form signed, and to decide on an official faculty advisor. 
  2. The declaration of major or minor form should then be delivered in person to the Registrar's Office.  A major or minor is not official (i.e., it is not entered on a student's transcript) until it is filed with the Registrar.
  3. Once the minor or major is recorded by the Registrar, the student should, as soon as possible, stop by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Office (Weidensall 408) to fill out a WGS Studies major/minor card so that s/he will receive all necessary information.  

Subsequently, the student will consult periodically with her/his advisor to plan course schedules.