Declare Major

Per the College of Arts & Sciences at Penn, application to a major should be made in the second semester of the sophomore year, prior to Advanced Registration for the first semester of the junior year. Read more here. Once you are ready to declare, come to the Criminology office located in the McNeil Building in room 558 to complete a major declaration form.
If you have questions regarding the department prior to declaring, please reach out to our Undergraduate Chair, Dr. John MacDonald, to schedule an appointment. You can also visit our Undergraduate section to learn more about courses and major requirements.
COVID-19 Instructions to Declare
Unfortunately, we are not in the office. To declare, please email Ciara Roberts at If you are adding Criminology as a second major, please specify that in your email.