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Home School Declaration of Major/Minor Process

Students who have completed their first year are eligible to declare, including transfer students who have completed their first year of college. To declare a major, minor, or concentration, please complete the online form at https://urapps.richmond.edu/mmd anytime up through the end of the two-week add/drop period for declaration to be effective for the current term.  Detailed instructions on how to complete the online form are available here. Declarations completed after the end of the add/drop period will not go into effect until after the term ends.  Department chairs will assign advisors when approving the major/minor declaration forms.  

Registration Priority

Some departments offer registration priority to students who have declared a major within that department as the first major of their primary curriculum. Registration priority is only available for the first major of the primary curriculum. All majors and/or minors completed at the time of graduation, however, will be reflected on the transcript.

Business and Leadership Studies Students

Students wishing to major in Leadership Studies, Business, Economics-Business or Accounting or minor in Business must apply and be selected by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies or Business School during the sophomore year.

When should I declare my first major of my primary curriculum?

Students have the option to declare at the end of the first year. Such declarations will be effective as of June 1. Students are encouraged to declare during their sophomore year, and expected to have declared by the end of the sophomore year.