Major Declaration Forms

To formally declare a major, in consultation with your adviser, complete and return the relevant form(s) to the Office of the Registrar by deadlines published on the Registrar home page.

Completion of at least one major is required for a Scripps degree. Students must formally declare their major by the end of their sophomore year, although they may do so at any time prior. No additions or changes to a major or minor are allowed after the tenth day of the final semester of enrollment. Scripps requirements must be met if the major or minor is offered at Scripps. See Degree Requirements and Academic Information, Choices in Majors and Minors sections for the full policy regarding majors and minors.

ATTENTION: Students must use the catalog from the year they entered the college. Students may choose a subsequent year’s catalog by informing the Registrar’s Office. Students may not use a previous year’s catalog prior to their entry into the college. The Scripps Catalog is the official source for major and degree requirements. Major declaration forms are intended to be used as a tool, but do not supplant major requirements as outlined in the catalog or as approved by your major adviser.

Scripps Majors

Africana Studies

German Studies

American Studies



Humanities Major: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture


Italian/Italian Studies

Art Conservation

Jewish Studies (requires a petition)

Art History

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Asian Studies

Legal Studies

Asian American Studies (requires a petition)



Media Studies


Middle East and North Africa Studies


Molecular Biology



Chicanx-Latinx Studies


Ancient Studies/Classics and late Antique-Medival Studies (LAMS)

Organismal Biology



Engineering (requires a petition)


Economics / Mathematical




Environmental, Economics, and Politics

Religious Studies

Environmental Analysis

Science Management

European Studies

Science, Technology, and Society

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Foreign Languages

Writing and Rhetoric

French Studies

Off-Campus and Self-Designed

Off-Campus Majors

Major Form

Self-Designed Majors (Requires a petition)

Petition and Form available at the Registrar’s Office