Major Declaration Opens 2/9/23

Greetings, Class of 2025!

I write to share that major declaration will open next week on Thursday 2/9/23. You must declare your major anytime between 2/9/23 and 3/24/23. Please review below a handful of helpful resources that are important for you to utilize at this stage in your Wesleyan degree:

  • Major Declaration Website: this website is a great resource for information about major declaration timelines, strategies, and FAQs. If you have not reviewed this website yet, please do so. Though this website shares lots of information about the process, you will utilize the Major/Minor/Certificate Declaration form on WesPortal to officially declare. Once you declare a major, the academic department of your major will assign you to a faculty advisor. 
  • General Education Report: this report (found in WesPortal) will display the courses you’ve completed to satisfy general education expectations. General education expectations vary by academic department; you can review academic department websites to confirm if general education expectations are required as part of your major. Completion of general education expectations is a requirement for those who wish to pursue University HonorsPhi Beta Kappa, honors in general, and honors in certain departments and for those who wish to pursue more than two majors, minors and/or certificates.
  • Major/Minor/Certificate Certification: this form (found in WesPortal) will display your progression through a declared major. Though you won’t officially certify your major until the final semester of your senior year, you should use this form as soon as you declare to ensure you are on track to complete the major. More details about this form can be found here
  • Credit Analysis: this report (found in WesPortal) allows you to monitor your progress towards meeting graduation requirements. A handy guide about how to read the Credit Analysis Report can be found here

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to chat with your faculty advisor, meet with one of our Academic Peer Advisors, or schedule a meeting with me.

WesWis Event – 2/10/23

Wesleyan Women in Science (WesWIS) is holding our  annual student-faculty tea in person this spring on Friday, February 10th from 4:30-5:30pm in the Van Vleck Observatory Library. There will be STEM faculty from all NSM departments and this event is a way for students to chat with professors in a more informal setting. Please remember people of all genders and majors are welcome at WesWIS events. 

Government Dept – Pizza with a Professor

Please join us for Pizza with a Professor on Thursdays in February at 12 noon.

Come to learn more about a faculty member’s research, teaching philosophies, and journey to become a professor at Wesleyan University. Pizza with a Professor is a wonderful way to get to know faculty outside the classroom over pizza.

February 2, Prof. Peck, Boger Hall 115

February 16, Prof. Dolan, Usdan 108

February 23, Prof Gallarotti, Usdan 108

RSVP Pizza with a Professor

Major X Career Advising Office Hours

Having trouble deciding on a major? Feeling pressured to pick a department that will help you get a job? Looking for someone to talk with about the major selection process? Come to Major X Career Advising Office Hours this Thursday, October 20th at 12:00pm in the GCC for a 1-on-1 conversation with a GCC staff member about whatever major-related questions are on your mind! Sign-ups for a 15-minute time slot are required in addition to Handshake registration.


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