Major/Minor Declaration

Please note that you can submit the forms to declare your major at any time.

 

To Declare a Major or Minor in LALS (for combined majors see below)

1. Pass one LALS course with P grade or letter grade of C or better.

2. Complete the student portion of the Petition for Major/Minor Declaration. You can print or download this form. I find it easiest to select "print" and then choose to save as pdf in the print box. This method seems to always save the form information for me. Make sure the information was saved on your downloaded PDF before you leave the form site and lose your work.

3. If you have already declared another major and your are adding an LALS major or minor, you will also need to submit an updated UCSC Academic Planning Form showing how and when you intend to complete the remainder of your required classes for your other major. You can contact the advising office for your other major to obtain this (unless you already have an updated copy). We also suggest you become familiar with the campus policy on double counting courses at UCSC.

4. Submit the LALS Major/Minor Declaration Form online or email lalsadvising@ucsc.edu to tell us you are ready to declare, and attach your petition(s). If you are using the online LALS Major/Minor Declaration Form, you will be instructed to attach your PDFs to the form.

  

To Declare a Combined Major in LALS / Politics:

1. Pass one LALS course with P grade or letter grade of C or better and one lower-division Politics course (numbered 1-79).

2. Follow the directions above for declaring the LALS Major or Minor.

 

To Declare a Combined Major in LALS / Sociology:

1. Pass one LALS course and two Sociology courses (choose from SOCY 1, SOCY 10, and SOCY 15) with P grade or letter grade of C or better.

2. Follow the directions above for declaring the LALS Major or Minor.

 

Major / Minor Advising

We can help you complete an Academic Planning Form, Petition for Major/Minor Declaration, or a Major Worksheet for the LALS major, as well as for combined majors with Politics and Sociology. Set up a Zoom meeting with an advisor or peer advisor if you have questions!