How To Declare a Major or Minor In English

Students wishing to declare a major or minor in English should obtain an "Academic Program Changes" form. To print off an electronic copy, click on this link. Hard copies are available from either the Dean's Office in White-Gravenor Hall or the English Department office in New North Hall 306. Take the completed form to the Director of Undergraduate Studies during the office hours listed below.

There the "Academic Program Changes" form will be signed, and students will be assigned an adviser. Advisers make sure students understand the Major requirements, help design a course of study, and ensure students are on track toward completing their Major requirements. Advisers also approve pre-registrations in November and April.

During Fall 2018, the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), Professor Daniel Shore will hold office hours at the following time(s):

Monday: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm-2:00pm

During Fall 2018, the Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Ms. Mary Galli is available for students declaring majors at the following times:

Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Email your questions to the DUS Assistant Ms. Galli at

Majors who have specific questions about the completion of their major requirements (i.e. transfer credits from other institutions, registration, or major requirements, etc.) should contact Professor Daniel Shore to schedule an appointment.

Descriptions of Foundation Courses, Lower-Level and Upper-Level Electives, and Senior Seminars can be found under The Curriculum.