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Now that you’ve decided to major in History, please follow these steps to declare officially:

Complete the Declaration of Major form electronically, or print, complete, and scan a copy of the form to Professor Schmeller via email mschmell@syr.edu

Professor Schmeller's Office Hours: Friday 12Monday 10:0030-2:00 & by appointment1:30
Office:  145 Eggers Hall
Phone:  315-443-5868

Before your meeting with Professor Schmeller, review the requirements for the major.  

When corresponding with Professor Schmeller via email and Zoom, please be sure to  have the following information available: 
1) The Declaration of Major form, filling it out as fully you can.
2) A list of the History courses you’ve completed, including results of AP courses taken.
3) Any questions or concerns you have as a result of reviewing the requirements.

After meeting with Professor Schmeller, the completed, signed Declaration of Major form should be submitted via email to Professor Schmeller and Christina Cleason, Office Coordinator, for final processing. The form will then be emailed to your  home college advisor on your behalf for final approval and posting.

If your home college is Arts and Sciences: Once you are on-board as an official major, you will be assigned a History advisor according to the first letter of your last name. You will need to make an advising appointment with this person each semester in order to check your progress toward completing the major and to choose classes for the following semester. The assigned History advisor will be the person to remove your advising hold so that you can register.

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