Declare Your Major

20100727_MR_UC_A5D8230The declaration of major process varies depending upon where you are in your college career:

You are just starting the application process to UWM…

On your application for admission, indicate your interest in becoming a biological sciences or microbiology major. Your intended major will be reflected on your record and will allow us to provide you with news about scholarship opportunities, upcoming events, and other information that may be useful to you. Please note that an “intended major” does not replace a declaration of major.

You are a current UWM student…

To declare a Biological Science or Microbiology major fill out and submit the…

Declaration of Major Form »

In addition to declaring your major, you will use this form to…

  • Indicate if you want to transfer into the College of Letters and Science if you are currently in a School or College at UWM other than Letters and Science.
  • Select a Departmental Advisor in your area of interest.

Once you declare a major, make sure you make an appointment to meet with your selected Departmental Advisor. This meeting is required before your major is updated in PAWS. In addition, you should meet regularly with your biology/microbiology advisor and your College of Letters & Science advisor to get advice on fulfilling the degree requirements.