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Human Development

Declaring a Major or Minor

Before you declare a Human Development major/minor

We would like to make sure you have as enjoyable and useful an advising experience as possible, and so we have a pre-declaration process designed to help you get to know the program better and help your advisor get to know you and your goals better. Advisors are assigned to new majors/minors based on students' last names. You can find your advisor's name by referring to the grid on our Advising page. Once you are assigned an advisor, you stay with that person for your time at UW-Green Bay; you will not have to change advisors just because we change our alphabetical assignments.

Here is the process we follow for declaring a major or minor:

  1. The first step is to complete our online pre-declaration form. Please allow up to 30 minutes to complete the pre-declaration form. To complete the form, you will be asked to review important documents and websites. You will also need to answer questions about your goals and our learning outcomes and courses. You will have to refer to those outcomes and the course list as you answer the questions. Please be prepared by either printing out this information before you begin or by opening a separate on-line tab or browser window so that you can move back and forth between the form and the department website.
  2. After you submit the on-line pre-declaration form, visit the registrar's website and complete the E-form for the Declaration of Degree or print a paper copy and fill it out to have your advisor sign when you meet. Be sure to list as your advisor the same person you listed on the pre-declaration form.
  3. Finally, contact your faculty advisor and arrange to meet with him or her to discuss your goals, begin the advising process, and get officially declared. Make sure you have completed steps 1 and 2 before that meeting with your advisor. For majors, this meeting is required and must occur before your advisor will process your E-form or your paper Declaration of Degree form. For minors, we invite and encourage you to meet with your advisor but do not require it.

Note: You will not be officially declared until the E-form or the paper Declaration of Degree has been signed and processed by the Registrar's Office. If you have a hold on your registration because you do not have a "valid academic plan," that hold will not be removed until steps 1, 2, and 3 above have been completed, and the Registrar's Office has processed the formal paperwork.