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How To Declare

Prior to Declaring

Students must take SYMSYS 1 before their declaration of the Symbolic Systems undergraduate major will be approved.  If you are declaring in the same quarter that you are enrolled in SYMSYS 1, your declaration may be approved once the add/drop deadline has passed. 

Declaring Symbolic Systems as Your Major

  1. Complete the Symsys Course Plan . We also encourage you to use this as a worksheet for yourself, throughout the program.
  2. Declare the Symbolic Systems major in Axess.
  3. Visit office hours for a declaration interview with the Advising Fellows or Associate Director, located in the Symbolic Systems Program office (Building 460, Suite 040). View Associate Director and Advising Fellow Office Hours
    • Please bring a completed copy of the Symsys Course Plan (step 1). During your interview, you will discuss whether or not declaring the major is appropriate for you (e.g. that you will have sufficient time in your remaining career to complete the coursework, and that you have some familiarity with the requirements of the major).