Declaring the Feminist Studies Major

Petition to declare the Feminist Studies major before you reach your declaration deadline quarter. Students who enter UCSC as frosh or sophomores must be formally declared in a major before enrolling in their third year (or equivalent). Junior transfer students must be declared in a major by the deadline in their second term at UCSC.

For a single major: Familiarize yourself with the content of the Feminist Studies website. Log into MyUCSC and click the link to submit the Petition for Major/Minor.  Before submitting the petition, students are required to meet with Feminist Studies advising to create and/or update their academic planner. A template planner can be found here. PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THIS TEMPLATE AND SAVE IT TO YOUR DRIVE. DO NOT TYPE INTO THE TEMPLATE.

If you are planning to declare a double major or major/minor program, each major advisor will need to approve your academic planner. Please follow the declaration protocol for each major before submitting the declaration of major petition on MyUCSC.

If your proposed program exceeds your expected graduation term (EGT), your major advisor(s) will use the extension section of your academic planner to assign your college advising office to review the extension of enrollment request. Your college advising office will approve or deny the request and update your expected graduation term.

Students should submit a petition to declare as soon as they reach their declaration deadline quarter.

Students petitioning when the campus declaration deadline is imminent (i.e., in their sixth quarter, for students admitted as frosh), will either be approved, denied, or provided with conditions (e.g., completion of some courses with certain grades) that will be resolved within at most one more enrolled quarter.