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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.

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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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, Michael Pfau, Mike Sunnafrank

Journalism - John Hatcher

English, Linguistics & Writing Studies

English - Evan Brier *

Linguistics - William Salmon

Writing Studies - David Beard

Foreign Languages & Literatures 
(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

Geography, Urban, Environment & Sustainability Studies

Environment & Sustainability - Mike Mageau

Geography - Pat Farrell

Geographic Information Science- Laure Charleux

Urban and Regional Studies - Adam Pine


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


Alexis Elder, Jason Ford, Eve Rabinof, Bob Schroer, Jeanine Schroer, Sean Walsh

Political Science 
(International Studies)

Political Science - Paul Sharp
International Studies - Mary Caprioli


Rob Weidner *

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Sheryl Grana

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* Initial contact person.