LALS Major/Minor Declaration

Quick steps of the major declaration process
(after you completed LALS 1 and a lower division LALS course -
for the minor any LALS course counts):
if declaring single major:
if declaring double or combined major

step 1 - download the Petition for Major/Minor Declaration form (or get a copy in the LALS office) and fill it out.
go to step 2.

step 1 - download the Petition for Major/Minor Declaration form and UCSC Academic Planning form (or get a copy in the LALS office).

 

step 2 - go to your "other major" advisor (if declaring double or combined major) to see what is required of you to declare that major (or clear with them if combined major) and complete the UCSC Academic Planning Form, link above (make sure you get it signed). Make sure you do that BEFORE coming to LALS and going to next step (step 3).

step 2 - sign-up for a major declaration workshop at the bulletin board outside the LALS office. step 3 - sign-up for a major declaration workshop at the bulletin board outside the LALS office.
To declare the minor (after you have taken any LALS course) bring the Petition for Major/Minor Declaration form, the UCSC Academic Planning form (filled out and signed by your major adviser) and a minor worksheet all complete with courses taken, to the LALS dept. during advising hours.
 
Details of major declaration process:

Students interested in pursuing a major in Latin American and Latino studies are encouraged to read about our program here.

You are required to see the "other department" when declaring a combined major so that that department's advisor can help you with the courses needed on their side of the combined major, and sign to prove that you have completed their requirements to declare that major (check with them).

Once you are clear with the "other department" (i.e be it the other major if combined major, or your main major if declaring a minor) and have the forms signed (hopefully double sided to save paper :) ), you then bring the form when you attend the LALS major declaration workshop, offered by Alessandra Álvares the undergraduate advisor in LALS.

To attend the workshop, you have to sign-up at the bulletin board outside of the LALS office(Merrill 32).

The LALS office is located at 32 Merrill, Merrill College. Major declaration workshops are usually held at the Charles E. Merrill Lounge, Merrill College.