How to Declare a Biology Major

Declaring a Biology Major is not only a fantastic choice, it's very simple! 

Step 1

Print and fill out the Major or Minor Declaration Form

Major Declaration Form (pdf)

Minor Declaration Form (pdf)

Step 2

Bring your completed form to the current Department Chair for a signature.

We currently have two chairs! Dr. David Craig (Olin 208) and Dr. Chris Smith (Olin 210) are co-chairing the department and either can approve your declaration.

Step 3

Photograph the moment

Often, biology majors are so excited to have declared they sometimes wake up and think it was all a wonderful dream.  To prevent this from happening to you, you will be asked to take a photograph as proof.  To view our past and current majors check out our flickr site.

Step 4

Submit the form

Turn your completed form into the registrar's office.

Step 5

Request lab access

If you don't already have 24/7 access to Olin, or need additional after hours access to key-pad guarded lab spaces, contact Gabrielle James, Administrative Assistant for Biology & Chemistry in Olin 202.