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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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Department

Representative

American Indian Studies
(Tribal Administration & Governance)

American Indian Studies - Linda Grover

Tribal Administration & Governance - Joseph Bauerkemper

Communication                                  (Journalism)

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

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

Sociology/Anthropology
(Criminology)

Rob Weidner *

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Sheryl Grana

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* Initial contact person.