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Declare A Major


Students are required to declare a major upon earning 45 credits.  New transfer students who matriculate as sophomores, juniors, or seniors must declare a major during their first semester.

Please be advised:  Please refer to the Academic Calendar regarding the deadline for submission of the Major/Minor Change form through SOLAR located under the Student Records and Registration section.    The Major/Minor Change form is made available on SOLAR during the open declaration time frame.   

 All students must satisfy the requirements of a declared major in order to earn a degree from Stony Brook University. Major requirements are detailed in the “Approved Majors, Minors, and Programs” section of the Bulletin

Procedure to Declare a Major

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Self Assessment

It is important that you select an academic major that will support your academic interest and, perhaps, your future endeavors.Learn More(Self Assessment)

Learn About Majors

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Campus Resources

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