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Depending on your situation, please read the following options below or click on the image below to access a .pdf with embedded active links.

(All requests have a processing time between 3-5 business days and is effective the following term. If you have any questions about any process, contact our office.)

I want to declare a CLA MAJOR.
(This process is for students currently in CLA. If you want to change to CLA, see the Change of College process below.)

I want to drop a CLA MAJOR.

I want to declare or drop a CLA MINOR.

I want to declare a program not offered within CLA.

  • View the UMD Catalog to verify which collegiate unit grants which program.
  • Visit the Advising office within the UMD collegiate unit to learn how to declare the program.

Meeting with a departmental representative provides students with the opportunity to create a strong connection to the department and mentoring relationship.

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Department Representative
American Indian Studies
(Tribal Administration & Governance)
American Indian Studies - Linda Grover
Tribal Administration & Governance - Joseph Bauerkemper
Communication - Aaron Boyson, Ed Downs, Rebecca de Souza, Hairong Feng, Ryan Goei, David Gore, Jacquelyn Harvey, Elizabeth Nelson, Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Michael Pfau, Mike Sunnafrank
Journalism – John Hatcher, Chris Julin, Jennifer Moore
English, Linguistics & Writing Studies

English - Evan Brier *
Linguistics – William Salmon
Writing Studies – David Beard

Geography, Urban, Environment & Sustainability Studies

Environment & Sustainability – Mike Mageau
Geography – Pat Farrell
Geographic Information Science– Laure Charleux
Urban and Regional Studies – Adam Pine

History Natalie Belsky (Russian), Qiang Fang (Asian), Scott Laderman (American), Gideon Mailer (American), Steven Matthews (Europe), Jeffrey Rop (Ancient & Medieval), Steffan Spencer (Afrian), Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson (Middle East), Dave Woodward (Museum Studies)
Interdisciplinary Studies Katie Van Wert
Philosophy Alexis Elder, Jason Ford, Eve Rabinof, Bob Schroer, Jeanine Schroer, Sean Walsh
Political Science 
(International Studies)
Political Science – Paul Sharp
International Studies – Mary Caprioli
Anthropology, Sociology & Criminology Scott Vollum *
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Njoki Kamau
World Language & Cultures 
(Cultural Entrepreneurship)
French Studies – Dana Lindaman; Milan Kovacovic
German Studies – Kristen Hylenski
Hispanic Studies – Maureen Tobin Stanley
Latin American Studies – Jennifer Gomez Menjivar
Chinese Area Studies – Weiqing Zhang
Cultural Entrepreneurship – Aparna Katre, Stephanie Raible

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* Initial contact person.