When to Declare a Major

Early declaration of a major is essential to graduating in a timely manner.

Additional benefits to declaring your major early include:

  • Departmental advisement specific to your major
  • Finding out about major related opportunities within your department
  • Access to major restricted courses

Soon after arriving at WWU:

Contact the Academic Advising Center or a departmental advisor to discuss your plan for major preparation

Considering Science and Technology, Pre-Health, Fine and Performing Arts, and Huxley Environmental Science majors?

Connect with department advisors your first quarter for advising and major or pre-major declaration

By 60 credits:

Meet with the department of your choice for individualized major advising


Visit the Academic Advising Center to explore major choices

By 90 credits:

Apply to your major, if you have not already

High Credit Running Start and Transfer Students

  • Your first quarter at WWU:
    Connect with your major department
  • By the end of your second quarter at WWU:
    Apply to your major, if you have not already

Academic Tools & Resources

Registrar's Important Dates

Math Placement Assessment (MPA)

2018-19 Core Math Flowchart

Math as Prerequisite to Science

Western's Majors and Minors (Programs of Study)

Pre-Professional Pathways

GPA Calculator

Online Advising Videos

General Univ. Req. (GUR)

GUR Checklist

Viking Advisor:
Registration & Planning Guide

Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

University Catalog

Upper Division Courses with Easier Access

Update your Academic Interest

Page Updated 11.13.2017