Each student is required to complete a major program of study in order to graduate.  To declare a major and/or minor, a student must complete a major-advisor update request form which is located on the website or in the Academic Services Office.  The form requires the student to declare all intended majors, minors and specializations and the intended date of completion.  Some departments offer course preregistration priority to students who have a declared major within that department to ensure students are able to enroll in program course requirements. Students are highly encouraged to declare a major no later than the beginning of the sophomore year to allow for sufficient time to complete program requirements.  However, depending upon the program, it may not be possible to complete program requirements in the remaining time frame if the program is declared beyond the freshman year.