Declaration of Major


The Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies (LACUSL) BA Program is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM.

You are encouraged to declare your major or certificate early in your academic career, ideally by the end of your sophomore year, to better ensure your ability to take all needed classes in a timely manner. Once your declaration form is filed, you will schedule regular and as needed advising sessions with the LACUSL Academic Programs Coordinator and Advisor to check-in on your progress and for assistance with course selection.


To begin the process of declaring the LACUSL Major, you may fill out and submit the

Declaration of Major Form »

You will then need to contact Natasha Borges Sugiyama ( to set up an advising meeting.

Together you will review your current transcript for courses you have completed as well as classes you may still need. You may also discuss scheduling and course selection as well as establishing a plan of study for the remainder of your program.