Declaring the Major

To declare the Community Studies major, students qualify by satisfactorily completing CMMU 10, Introduction to Community Activism, and at least one upper division topical course from the approved list of courses. Satisfactory completion is defined by a grade of C.  Major qualification courses must be taken for a letter grade.  

As part of the declaration process, students must meet with the program director and/or staff advisor to review their academic plan for the major, including discussion of field study possibilities and appropriate courses to meet topical requirements. Students must submit their approved academic plan and declaration petition to the Community Studies staff adviser. Any change to the student’s academic plan must be approved by the program director.

Click here for a guide to the process of declaring the major and securing the field study.