Declaring a Major or Minor - Frequently Asked Questions
Questions answered here (will need to scroll down):
Declaring a DMJ major or minor
Declaring a major or minor OUTSIDE of DMJ
General advice on changing your major
How do I declare a major or minor in DMJ?
Please fill out these 2 forms (attached here in one PDF):
Declaration/Change of Major form (page 1)
Acknowledgement of Internship Credit Policy (page 2)
All majors in DMJ are required to do internships. Communication students aren’t required but are encouraged to do one.
This form explains that it is your responsibility to get certified eligible to do an internship at least one semester PRIOR to LOOKING for an internship placement. Once approved for credit, approval remains valid until graduation, so long as your GPA remains above 2.5.
To declare or change a minor, fill out this form:
2Print, sign and scan or photograph each page and email to Nancy Heiz at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be assigned a faculty advisor in our department.
How do I declare a major in another department and/or declare a minor in another department?
If you are intending to change your major out of DMJ or add a minor in another department, you should refer to that department’s website for information on the requirements for their programs.
Here is the link to more information on the SUNY New Paltz site on declaring a major, including how to contact each department:
Here is additional information on declaring a major, minor, and other related procedures:
I am not sure if I want to change my major. What should I do?
If you are changing your major between DMJ (for example, you want to switch from Production to Media Management) I can help you!
However, If you are thinking of changing your major to a specific department outside of DMJ, the first step would be to do some research on that department and their requirements. Here is the link to more information on the SUNY New Paltz site on declaring a major, including how to contact each department:
Additionally, you can reach out to the Academic Advising Center if you want to evaluate several options or just want to speak to a general advisor that will have knowledge about all of your possibilities. You can call their offices directly or they can be reached by email at email@example.com.