Qualifying and Declaring the Major

TO DECLARE: 4 Easy Steps  

  1. Check  to see if you qualify to declare (see Major Qualification page here).  
  2. Attend an ENVS declaration workshop.  These short workshops are held each quarter (Fall, Winter and Spring) and last ~50 mins. In the workshop we answer all of your questions about the major and help you create a full academic plan to reach your degree.
  3. After the workshop, meet with an ENVS faculty member to discuss your plan and get a signature. If you are a combined major, a double major and or a major/minor, bring your plan to your second advisor for their signature.
  4. Turn your paperwork in to the ENVS advising office.

The Declaration workshops will produce an academic plan for the entire major; all lower and upper division requirements will be noted in sequence, on the formal Academic Planning Form.  

To prepare for a workshop, look at the upper division courses that interest you on our Courses section of this website or come by the ENVS advising office for course suggestions. 


Students receiving a non-passing grade  (NP, C-, D+, D, D-, or F) in one of the qualification courses for admission to the major may only declare once they have passed the same or equivalent course with a grade of C or better. Students who receive two non-pasing grades in the qualification courses are not eligible to declare the major. For purposes of qualification, retaking a course will not erase a failure. Click here to see the qualificiation courses for each of our majors.