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This year is the springboard for your academic career. For one, this is the year you choose your major. But more than that, many of the choices you make this year will shape the remainder of your academic experiences at Dartmouth: Will you write a thesis? Will you do an off-campus study program? How will you integrate your interest within your major with your electives? What kind of internships or industry-employment will your coursework allow?
For more information about navigating your sophomore year, please refer to the advising guide: The Sophomore Year. We created this guide to encourage you to be proactive about exploring options and opportunities, engaging with resources, and taking full advantage of the major decision process.
You should also consult The Sophomore Checklist, which will provide guidance as you plan your next steps.
Students may declare their major at the beginning of winter term in their sophomore year.
You will declare your major using the Online Major Declaration process (single majors, double majors, modified majors, and minors).
The staff in the Registrar's Office and your Undergraduate Deans are available to assist with the major/minor declaration process and to answer any questions.
Additional Information can also be found at the Planning Your Major page.
Topics you might want to discuss with your Undergraduate Dean: