Declaring Anthropology: Step-by-Step

Ready to declare Anthropology and select departmental courses?


STEP 1. Attend the Sophomore Open House!  March TBD, 2025

                12:15 - 1:15 pm in Aaron Burr Hall 219
                Lunch will be served. Current majors & faculty will be present. There will be a short presentation at 12:30 pm, followed by Q&A.

                If you cannot attend, please email our DUS (ogunay@) to schedule an appointment for a meeting to discuss the major.     


STEP 2.  Declare Anthropology in TigerHub

           (March TBD, 2025 - April TBD, 2025) 

                  If you happen to know which Anthropology “Track” you want to declare, then you can do so as well.

                  But don’t worry if you don’t know which track you want to declare in Anthropology.

                  Sociocultural Anthropology (SCA) is the default track, and you will be able to change it later.  


STEP 3.  Fill out our Sophomore Advising Form (link is external) online. 

           (March TBD, 2025 - April TBD, 2025) 

                  Your answers will help us learn a bit about you.

                  The form also serves to guide you in understanding departmental course requirements.


STEP 4.  Fill out your Academic Planning Form (APF) in TigerHub

           (March TBD, 2025 - April TBD, 2025) 

                  Once you declare Anthropology as your major, we will have access to your academic record.

                  Please take the time to complete your APF thoughtfully and thoroughly. Please answer every question on the form. 

                  Please do not simply select your courses without answering the questions.

                  If we have questions or concerns you may receive an email from us with further instructions or to confirm approval of your APF. 


STEP 5.  Schedule an appointment to discuss your Academic Plans with our DUS 

         (March TBD – April TBD, 2025)

                Please use the form linked above to schedule a 15-minute session with our DUS to discuss your academic plans. 


STEP 6.  You're an Anthropology major! Register through TigerHub for Fall 2025 Courses. 

           (April TBD, 2025) 

                  On April TBD, 2025, the Class of 2027 may register through TigerHub.

                  Set your alarm to wake early to register for ANT 300 and your APF courses for Fall 2025.


If at any point you have questions or concerns, please reach out to either our DUS, Prof. Onur Günay (ogunay@) or UPM, Kelly Lake (kalake@).