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Undergraduate Program

Declaring a Major

If you would like to declare a major in Anthropology, you should select a faculty advisor from Professors Amahl Bishara, Alex Blanchette, Tatiana Chudakova, Zarin Machanda, Sarah Pinto, Nick Seaver, Cathy Stanton, or Lauren Sullivan. You can get an idea of our areas of interest and expertise. It is a good idea to speak to several of us first to discuss your interests, goals, and expectations. You may also want to speak to some of our advisees in order to make sure that your prospective advisor's advising style is a good "fit" for you. Once you have selected your major advisor:

  1. Fill out the blue "Declaration of Major" form. You can pick this up in the department office.
  2. Take the blue form to your new Anthropology advisor, and have him/her sign it.
  3. Take the signed blue form to our Staff Assistant. She will photocopy and initial your blue form and keep your file in the Department Office.
  4. Take the signed blue form to the Student Services Desk, Dowling Hall. Congratulations: you are now an Anthropology major!

Double majors: Use the same blue form to declare a second major. Please make sure both of your major departments have copies of your folder from your original advisor. Ask the first department to copy your folder for the second department.