Majors and Minors

Major Minor Declaration App will close between Fall and Spring

The Workday feature for declaring a major or minor will be unavailable as of December 6, 2023. This application closes between fall and spring (and between spring and fall). It will reopen January 22, 2024.

Majors and Minors

Major/ Minor Declaration and Confirmation Processes

During the Fall and Spring semesters, students can complete their Major/Minor Declaration or Confirmation form online in Workday and submit it to their advisor, who will be able to approve it electronically. Students are expected to meet with their desired faculty advisor prior to submitting a new declaration or confirmation form.

Note: It is highly recommended that students speak both with their Major / Minor Advisor and their Class Dean prior to changing or dropping a major / minor in order to make alternative academic plans and make sure that the student can stay on track to complete all degree requirements.

Read the Major/Minor Information for Students documentation for detailed instructions on how to complete the online major/ minor forms.

Things to keep in mind:

  • You may declare a) one major, b) two majors, or c) a major and a minor.
  • You cannot count the same course toward two majors, or simultaneously towards a major and a minor.
  • Students who wish to count courses that were not taken at Wellesley towards their major/minor need to obtain approval from the Department Chair or Program Director via a Transfer of Credit form.

Important Schedule Note

The Workday feature for declaring a major or minor, dropping a second major or minor, and updating existing course plans is available only during the Fall and Spring semesters. This feature is unavailable during the Winter and Summer. Dates of closure and reopening are announced in advance on this page.

Fall 2023: 

  • Major/ Minor Declaration app reopens as of Tuesday, September 5, 2023

  • Major/ Minor Declaration app closes as of Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Spring 2024: 

  • Major/ Minor Declaration app reopens as of Monday, January 22, 2024

  • Major/ Minor Declaration app closes as of Friday, June 21, 2024

Fall 2024:

  • Major/ Minor Declaration app reopens as of the first day of classes, Fall 2024



Note: The dates below are subject to change.

  • Friday, December 1, 2023 - for those planning on going abroad in their Junior Year
  • Friday, March 1, 2024 - for all Sophomores 
  • Friday, October 20, 2023 - Major/Minor Confirmation due.
  • Friday, February 9, 2024 - Last day to add or drop a Major/Minor

Individual Majors

Students interested in designing their own major need to familiarize themselves with the individual major declaration process.