How to Declare a Major in Engineering Science

Step One

Read the engineering science major requirements page.

Step Two

Print and complete the engineering science checklist to the best of your abilities. List the relevant courses you have already taken, are currently taking, or plan to take before you graduate. You are not committed to following this course plan exactly, but you must fulfill the relevant requirements if you wish to graduate with a major in engineering science. If you ultimately deviate from the courses listed on your checklist, you may wish to check with an undergraduate advisor in the Hajim School Dean’s Office to confirm that the substitutions are acceptable.

Step Three

Set up an appointment with a Hajim School academic advisor. At this meeting, you and an adviser will review requirements and discuss your plans and, if all looks good, your adviser will make a copy of your engineering science checklist.

Step Four

Provided that you have completed your primary writing requirement and are not on academic probation, transfer the courses from your checklist to the major declaration form. Please list the courses in the order they appear on the form, and do not include any that are not listed (ie: cluster courses, free electives, Primary Writing, etc.). Additional information about filling out this form can be found in the Major/Minor Declaration Student Instructions PDF. If you find that you need to petition for a course substitution, please write a short letter to the Interdepartmental Engineering Committee with the rationale for your request, and email it to