The Sophomore Year

Sophomore year is a pivotal year in your college career, as you develop your academic focus; deepen your engagement with campus, local, and global communities; and explore new and longstanding curricular and co-curricular interests.

It is also the year to declare your major. The first step is to discuss with your current academic advisor your selected major and identify a faculty member who could serve as your major advisor. Choose an academic advisor with whom you have a strong connection and cultivate a relationship of openness and trust, so that your advisor can answer your questions and help you see possibilities in your development you may not be fully aware of. You must declare your major by February of your sophomore year (or at the midpoint of your 4th semester, if that is not in the spring).

Some important academic objectives in your second year:

See the website of the Sophomore Success Initiative for news and information relevant to sophomores.