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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Academic Policies and Procedures Registration and Course Information Declaration and Change of Major  

Declaration and Change of Major

Students declare their major curriculum in the second semester of their first year. Students are notified via email of the procedures and deadlines for doing so. After declaring his or her major, each student is assigned to an academic adviser in the selected major who will provide advice about the program and its requirements. Students who fail to declare a major by the deadline will be blocked from preregistering for their fall semester classes until they submit the major declaration form.

A list of majors open to students in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is given in the Programs of Study section of this chapter.

Students selecting to complete a minor or double major should indicate that declaration online at A second major in a discipline not offered at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences must complete a Declaration of Double Major form available at the Office of Academic Programs, Martin Hall, and online at

A change of major should be discussed with the student's faculty adviser and the undergraduate program director of the curriculum the student plans to enter. Such a change should then be made online at

Students selecting a first major not offered at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences must apply for a transfer to the school offering the major (school-to-school transfer). Application deadlines, admissions criteria, and online application forms can be accessed at

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
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