Major Declaration

Students who enter UCSC as frosh are required to be formally declared in a major before enrolling in their third year (or equivalent). Upper division transfer students are required to be declared in a major by their second term at UCSC. Students who fail to declare a major by the aforementioned deadlines will not be permitted to enroll in their courses for the following quarter. Consult the UCSC Academic and Administrative Calendar for the quarterly "Declaration/Change of Major/Minor" deadline.

Prerequisite for the Major

A prerequisite for the classical studies major is the lower-division sequence in elementary Greek or Latin language (Greek 1 and 2 or Latin 1 and 2). Transfer students are permitted to declare the Classical Studies major in the quarter immediately after completing Greek or Latin 1, provided that they are enrolled in Greek or Latin 2. Transfer students who have difficulty meeting this prerequisite for logistical reasons should meet with Dr. Karen Bassi, the classical studies academic advising program coordinator as soon as possible.

STEP ONE: Download Forms

Download two forms:

  • a Petition for Major/Minor Declaration from the UCSC Undergraduate Advising Center. Fill out the petition to the best of your ability. Be sure to indicate your expected graduation term (EGT) on the petition. Your EGT can be found in your Student Advising Summary on your MyUCSC Student Portal.

STEP TWO: Meet with a Classical Studies Adviser

Meet with Dr. Karen Bassi, the classical studies academic advising program coordinator, to review and discuss your proposed plan of study. You may be advised to modify your plan to achieve greater breadth or concentration. Obtain Dr Lynn's signature on your classical studies major planning worksheet.

STEP THREE: Complete Declaration of Major

See the history undergraduate program coordinator during drop-in advising hours to complete the declaration process. You must bring your completed classical studies major planning worksheet and Petition for Major/Minor Declaration in order to complete the declaration process.

2016-2017 Declaration of Major/Minor Deadlines

Fall 2016: October 21, Friday
Winter 2017: February 10, Friday
Spring 2017: April 28, Friday

STEP FOUR (OPTIONAL): Declare Additional Major(s)/Minor(s)

If you are planning a double major or major/minor program, you will need to go through both advising office’s declaration processes, and will need to file a UCSC Academic Planning Form. Advisers from both programs will both sign the same Petition for Declaration of Major and Academic Planning Form.