Why should you declare a Major?

Declaring a major is one of the simplest ways of making your university experience better.

You will become eligible for the many department awards and scholarships that faculty and department heads award to their own students . It’s the same as the lottery … If you don’t buy a ticket, you can’t win.

You will get priority in class enrollment . Makes sense, doesn’t it? You don’t get something for nothing. Like Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, “Quid pro quo, Clarice, quid pro quo.”

You will be able to shape a quality university experience for yourself . Let’s face it - the Faculty of Arts is a big place. By declaring a major in a certain department, you have a home base. And by developing relationships with other students and faculty members you’ll enhance both your personal and future professional life, wherever that takes you.

You will have made a decision to study what you love . And by doing that you are taking control of your own life … we know it’s scary but most worthwhile things in life are. (And you can always change your mind!)


How do you declare a Major?

  1. Set up an appointment to speak with Denise Hooper, Arts Advisor, A-2070 at 864-8363 or email her for for an appointment.
  2. After meeting with Denise, make a decision. Remember, you can always change your mind if you decide at a certain point that particular major isn’t for you. That’s the beauty of studying in the Faculty of Arts - the programs are designed to be flexible.
  3. Email from your @MUN email account (include your student number and chosen major and minor).
  4. Or do it old school by filling out this form [pdf] and dropping it off at the registrar's office in A-2003.

That’s it. You’re done. And thanks for making a decision. You won’t regret it.