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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.