Declare a Major, Minor, or Certificate

All Hunter College undergraduates must declare a major. To earn a baccalaureate degree, you need to pursue and complete an approved major as part of the requirements for the degree, and at least one-half of your major credits must be completed in residence at Hunter College.

When to declare your major

All matriculated students must declare a major before completing 60 credits. Transfer students entering with 60 credits or more must declare their major by the census date in their first semester which can be found in the academic calendar.

How to declare your major, minor, or certificate

  1. Complete and submit the online Major, Minor, Certificate Declaration and Change Form. You will need your Net ID and password to access the form.
  2. As this process may require approval from the academic department, it is highly recommended that you submit this form as early as possible prior to the Major/Minor Declaration Deadline as indicated on the academic calendar.
  3. Declarations and changes processed after the Major/Minor Declaration Deadline will be effective for the following semester.

Some requirements:

Remember, a major may demand a minimum grade point average (GPA) higher than the 2.0 required of all Hunter undergraduates to remain in good academic standing. Students who do not earn the minimum GPA required by a major may not be accepted into that major, may be dismissed from that major, or may not be certified for graduation with that major.

If you receive Federal and/or State financial aid awards, you must declare your major and minor before completing 60 credits. Failure to comply will result in a hold on the academic record and registration.

Majors that may not be declared

Several majors will not be listed on the Major, Minor, and Certificate Declaration Form because they require an internal process managed by the academic department such as an application, audition, and/or entrance exam. This includes the following:

Name of MajorHow to declare/apply
Anthropology - BAMAApply at department →
Biological Sciences - BAMAApply at department →
Biological Sciences and Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Biological Sciences and Adolescent Education - BAMAApply at department →
Biological Sciences and Pharmacology - BAMAApply at department →
Biological Sciences/Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences - BAMSApply at department →
Chemistry Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Chemistry TEP - BAMAApply at department →
Childhood Education 1-6 Quest - BAApply at department →
Chinese Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Dance - BAApply at department →
Dance Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Dance/Dance Education - BAMAApply at department →
Early Childhood Education B-2 - BAApply at department →
Earth Science Adolescent Education - BAMAApply at department →
Economics - BAMAApply at department →
English - BAMAApply at department →

English Preparation for Secondary Education - BAApply at department →
Fine Arts Studio BFAApply at department →
French Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Geog Social Studies Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
German Language & Literature Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Hebrew Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
History - BAMAApply at department →
History Social Studies Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Italian Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Math Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Math Adolescent Education - BAMAApply at department →
Math/Statistics & Applied Math - BAMAApply at department →
Music 25-Credit Major - BAAudition and entrance exam required at department →
Music 42-Credit Major - BAAudition and entrance exam required at department →
Music 60-Credit Major - BMUSApplication, audition and entrance exam required at department →
Nursing - BSMSMPHApply at department →
Nursing Adult Health - BSMSApply at department →
Nursing QCC - BSFor QCC students only. Apply at QCC →
Nursing RN Pathway - BSApply at department →
Nursing, Accelerated Generic Program - BSApply at department →
Nursing, Adult Practitioner - BSMSApply at department →
Nursing, Generic Program - BSApply at department →
Nursing, Gerontological/Adult Nurse Practitioner - BSMSApply at department →
Nursing, Maternal/Child Nursing - BSMSApply at department →
Nutrition and Food Science - BSCurrent Students: Apply at department →

Transfer Students: Apply via CUNY Transfer Application → & Apply at department →
Nutrition and Food Science - BSMSApply at department →
Physics - BAMAApply at department →
Physics Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Physics Adolescent Education - BAMAApply at department →
Public Health - BS (formerly Community Health)Current Students: Apply at department →

Transfer Students: Apply via CUNY Transfer Application →
Russian Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Social Work - BSWCurrent Students: Apply at department →

Transfer Students: Apply via CUNY Transfer Application → & Apply at department →
Sociology/Social Research - BAMSApply at department →
Spanish Adolescent Education - BAApply at department →
Special Honors - BAApply at department →
Statistics/Statistics and Applied Mathematics - BAMAApply at department →
Studio Art 42-Credit Major - BAApply at department →