Certify your Majors, Minors, and Certificates

In preparation for graduation clearance it is time to certify all your majors, minors and/or certificates.

Go to your Academics bucket in WesPortal and click on the Major/Minor/Certificate Certification link. You will see a separate link for each major, minor, and certificate you have. You must first mark the courses you wish to offer in satisfaction of each requirement by checking the box next to the course.

Once you have offered the appropriate number of courses to satisfy each requirement, you must choose a Capstone Experience at the bottom of the form and click the Save button to update. Then return to the landing page where you clicked into the form and you will see a Final Submit button appear. Click it to electronically route your form to your faculty certifier.

If you wish to offer a course that does not appear on your form, you may click the “request override” link on the requirement line where you want the course to appear. Please note that you will not be able to submit your final form for certification until all override requests have been resolved, so you should submit those asap. The student deadline for submitting all Major/Minor/Certificate Certification forms is February 28, 2020. Faculty have until March 30th to certify you.

It is the student’s responsibility to submit their forms for certification. Majors, minors and certificates that are not certified will be dropped from your academic record at the end of the term.

If you have not already done so, please give this your immediate attention.  If you need assistance, please contact Susan Krajewski, Senior Associate Registrar, at skrajewski@wesleyan.edu.

Dance Department Open House 4/9

Dance Department Open House

Monday, April 9, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
160 Cross Street Dance Studio
Lunch Provided / Join Us!!

Get information about majoring in Dance, learn about our gateway course, meet and talk to dance faculty, see examples of research and choreography.

If you are unable to attend but interested in the major, please make an appointment with prospective major advisor:

Katja Kolcio x3329 / kkolcio@wesleyan.edu

Interested in the Psychology Major?–Careers in Mental Health 2/12

Prof. Chuck Sanislow, will discuss options for careers in mental health-related professions, including how best to apply for clinical psychology and related programs. Guide to Applying to Graduate School. We welcome as our guests Pamela Grande. Sharon Castonguay, Jacob Gonzalez, and Ruthann from the Gordon Career Center.  Pizza will be provided!

Mon., Feb. 12th (Mon.), 12:20 – 1:20 pm, Judd 116

Psychology majors Manual:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf
Prospective student email after submitting psyc major request:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/declaring_mjr.pdf


Major Declaration Opens 2/8

The Major Declaration System will open on Thursday, February 8, after the close of Drop/Add.  To initiate the declaration process, login to WesPortal, open “Academics,” and click on “Major/Minor/Certificate Declaration.”  Select your intended major from the drop down menu and click “Submit Major.”  At this point, you will be prompted to complete the Pre-Major Advisor Feedback Survey.

Depending on your choice of major, the department you have chosen may ask you to submit additional material before you are accepted into the major.  Once you are accepted, you will be assigned a new faculty advisor within your major department.  You must be accepted into a major by the end of the spring semester.  A second (or third) major/minor/certificate may be declared now or in any subsequent semester (with the exception of Psychology, which must be declared by the end of the sophomore spring semester, which is the last day of classes).  A complete list of majors, minors, and certificates can be found at http://www.wesleyan.edu/academics/index.html.

If you have any questions or concerns about declaring a major, please contact Dean Phillips at dphilips@wesleyan.edu to schedule an appointment.

For those of you who may be curious about the relationship between the one’s undergraduate major and one’s life and career, check out “Impact of Major on Career Path for 15600 Williams College Alums,” an interactive graphic created by Satyan Devadoss, a professor of Mathematics at Williams College.  The data is presented in the form of a circle, with undergraduate major fields represented on the left and career fields represented on the right.  Clicking on a major on the left will show the careers those undergraduates went into; clicking on a career on the right will show the majors that flowed into that field.

Psyc Majors Meeting – Study Abroad & Community Service Opportunities 11/6

Monday, November 6
Judd Hall 116
12:20 PM – 1:10 PM

Interested in the Psychology Major?

Representatives from the Study Abroad Office and the Center for Community Partnerships as well as the department chair will be on hand to provide information about opportunities through semester study abroad (transfer credits?) or through participation in the community at home.

Office of Study Abroad – Zehra Abbas, Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Community Partnerships – Diana Martinez, Assistant Director
Psychology Department – Matt Kurtz, Chair (available to sign forms)
Peer Advisor – Julia LeJeune ’18 (drop in hours, Judd 103, Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm).

Psychology Majors Manual – there are specific requirements to get into the major:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf
Major Declaration Request – Prospective student email received from Registrar’s Office after submitting request:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/declaring_mjr.pdf

Pizza will be provided.

Thinking about a Major Panel 11/2

Can’t decide on a major?  Perhaps you have too many interests and wish you could declare four majors?  Maybe you’re having second thoughts about pre-med?  Or maybe you’re thinking it doesn’t really matter what you major in.

Then you should come to our panel on “Thinking about a Major” on Thursday, November 2, from 4:30-5:30pm in PAC 001, with Professor Francis Starr (Physics and MB&B), Professor Andy Szegedy-Maszak (Classical Studies), and two Peer Advisors for a discussion of the place of your major in the context of Wesleyan’s open curriculum.

Refreshments will be be provided.

Please RSVP through this link.

Open House for Prospective Anthropology Majors

Join us at the Anthropology Department Open House for Prospective Majors! We’ll have sweet treats (vegan and not), fruit, and apple cider. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of the major, answer questions, and introduce you to the Anthropology faculty, and you’ll have the opportunity to talk with a few of our current majors. We hope to see you there!

And check out our website which includes alumni stories, “What can I do with a major in Anthropology?,” and our new FAQ.

For more information, contact Prof. Margot Weiss, Chair, at mdweiss@wesleyan.edu

Theater Department Open House for Prospective Majors 10/12

Please join the Theater Department for an open house for prospective Theater majors on Thursday, October 12th from 12pm-1pm, in the Theater Studios Room 114 (East Room). This event is for freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing Theater educationally. Professors and current majors will talk about the Department and their experiences.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 9th by emailing Dawn Alger at dalger@wesleyan.edu or on the sign-up sheet in the Theater Department lobby.