Major and Minor Declaration

As a Liberal Arts undergraduate, you should declare a major by March 1 your sophomore year at Tufts. As an Engineering undergraduate, you are required to declare a major by March 1 of your first year at Tufts. 

Minors are optional and not all departments and interdisciplinary programs have minors so you should consult department websites for additional information. A student may have any number of minors.

Please note that students may not complete a major and a minor, or two majors, or two minors, from the same department or program unless the department or program explicitly permits it.

Declare a Major or Minor

To declare a major or minor, complete the applicable declaration of major and minor form.

If you are an engineering student, please also consult the Additional Majors: Engineers and Minors: Engineers pages for further information about course requirements, credits, etc.

NoteSome minors require a minor advisor, so be sure to check with the department. 

Change Your Major, Minor, or Advisor

If you would like to change your primary major, additional major, or advisor at any point during your time at Tufts, we suggest you consult your current Major Advisor or Advising Dean first (Liberal Arts BA/BS, Liberal Arts BFA, or Engineering). (If you are changing Advisors, make sure you also speak with potential new Advisors in advance.) Once you’ve spoken with the appropriate staff and/or faculty members, complete the applicable forms.

If you are an engineering student, please also consult the Additional Majors: Engineers and Minors: Engineers pages for further information about course requirements, credits, etc.

Make an Advisor Appointment

Undergraduate Students

As a Tufts student, you are supported by a strong advising team. This network expands even further once you choose an advisor and a major. There are several ways to take advantage of your advising team:

Advisor What they help with How to contact

Pre-Major or Major Advisor

Course selection, major exploration, discussion and development of intellectual interests, referral to university resources

Directly via email, phone, or department
Senior Academic Advisor (Liberal Arts BA/BS or Engineering) Course selection, campus life questions, major exploration or comparison, policy questions, university resource questions 617-627-2000
Advising Dean (Liberal Arts BA/BS or Engineering) All of the above plus academic difficulty, extended absences or leaves, petitions for policy exceptions, residency requirements, fulfilling degree requirements 617-627-2000


Graduate Students

All graduate students are assigned academic advisers and thesis or dissertation advisers by your department. The faculty director of your graduate certificate program serves as the advisor for participating students. Please contact your department or advisor directly to make an appointment.