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Declaring the Major:

The department reviews major declarations once per month during the academic year. Declarations submitted during the summer will be reviewed in September.

  1. Declare the major in Axess.
  2. Your declaration will be reviewed.
    • If approved, you will need to complete steps 3 and 4 before final approval will be made in Axess.  The Student Services Specialist will contact you to ask whom you’d like as your major advisor or if you want the department to assign you one.
    • If the department has questions about your declaration, the Student Services Specialist will contact you.
  3. Meet with your Math faculty advisor and have the Math Major Declaration Form signed and completed within two weeks of receiving the approval email.
  4. Once the form is signed and completed, set up a short appointment (to go over the form and other logistics) with the Student Services Specialist.
  5. The Student Services Specialist will then approve the declaration on Axess and send an email confirmation to the student.

Things to Consider:

  • We recommend that students complete the 50/60CM/60DM series and one 100-level Math class (not including Math 193) before declaring the major.
  • AP/IB/A-levels Calculus credit can be used towards the major requirements, but only if it’s on your Stanford transcript.  (Scores must be sent to the University Registrar.)
  • Transfer credit: see Transfer Credit Process page
  • Electives: see Electives page
  • The only courses that can be double-counted toward any other degree program (major, minor) are the Math 50/60CM series and below (some majors may accept the 60DM series). There are no exceptions.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to know and understand the requirements of the major. The Student Services Specialist, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and your advisor can assist with questions.

Questions?  Contact the Math Department’s Student Services Specialist.

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