Declare Your Major


All students should formally declare an academic major before they complete 60 credit hours (junior standing). Students with junior standing who have not met with an academic advisor and formally declared their major will not be eligible to register for upcoming semesters.

How to Declare a Major

Review degree requirements for each major or minor you are interested in declaring (Go to Self-Service Student Planning and Registration > View My Progress > View a New Program). Alternatively, you can review requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.  

  1. Schedule an appointment with a faculty/program advisor in your area of interest and bring the following:
  2. Return your signed Declaration of Majors/Minors form to the Registrar’s Office

Advisor Assignments

Each school has its own process for assigning approved full-time faculty advisors to students:

School of Arts and Sciences

The Meldrum Science Center departments of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geology, Neuroscience, and Physics assign faculty advisors through the main science office in Meldrum 213. Students who are ready to declare a major should see Kara McShane-Hefley who will assign an advisor. All other students should go to the main Arts & Sciences Office in Foster 218 for assistance in finding an advisor of their choice. 

School of Education

Students are assigned a faculty advisor after they have been accepted to the Education program.

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Students are assigned a School of Nursing Faculty advisor after they have been accepted to the nursing program.

Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business

Students are responsible for reaching out to establish and maintain the relationship with their advisor. Advisors for each major can be found below:

Accounting

Chelsea Dye – Gore 116; cdye@westminstercollege.edu 
Jennifer Harrison – Gore B16; jbharrison@westminstercollege.edu
Dara Hoffa – Gore B100; dhoffa@westminstercollege.edu

Economics

Cid Seidelman – Gore 125; cseidelman@westminstercollege.edu
Hal Snarr – Gore 105; hsnarr@westminstercollege.edu
John Watkins – Gore 127; jwatkins@westminstercollege.edu

Finance

Lauren Lo Re – Gore 215; llore@westminstercollege.edu
Rob Patterson – Gore B15; rpatterson@westminstercollege.edu

International Business

Michael Mamo – Gore 203; mmamo@westminstercollege.edu
Rob Patterson – Gore B15; rpatterson@westminstercollege.edu

Management

Ken Meland – Gore 123; kmeland@westminstercollege.edu
Michael Glissmeyer – Gore 210; mglissmeyer@westminstercollege.edu
Alysse Morton – Gore 207; amorton@westminstercollege.edu
Vicki Whiting – Gore 124; vwhiting@westminstercollege.edu

Marketing

Brian Jorgensen – Gore 130; bjorgensen@westminstercollege.edu
Nancy Panos Schmitt - Gore 128; npschmitt@westminstercollege.edu

Entrepreneurship Minor

Cliff Hurst – Gore 119; churst@westminstercollege.edu