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How To Declare

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To declare the major, students must complete two history of art and visual culture courses (or equivalent transfer coursework) chosen from two different geographic regions. Students are eligible to declare the HAVC minor any time after declaring a major. All students considering the HAVC major or minor are encouraged to complete lower-division courses early in their studies and consult with the HAVC undergraduate adviser to develop a plan of study.

Declaration Process:

  1. Download the Petition for Major/Minor Declaration and UCSC Academic Planning Form and complete the student information at the top.
  2. Meet with the HAVC undergraduate advisor to discuss program requirements and complete the declaration and planning form together. Email for an appointment or drop-in (see contact information for drop-in hours and office location).
  3. The declared major or minor will appear on the student’s portal when the declaration process is complete.

Please note: Students planning a double major or major/minor program must meet with undergraduate advisors from each program. If you are adding HAVC to an existing academic plan, please obtain signed declaration and planning forms from your existing advisor(s) and share these with the HAVC advisor.