Students consult with professors of favorite classes to learn more about the field in question. Students also may attend a “Major Tea,” an information session held by most department on campus once a semester. The Major Teas are a chance for faculty and majors to meet with prospective majors to provide information and answer questions.
Finally, students can meet with a Department’s designated Major Advisor to learn more about the field.
Students may declare their major any time during their Sophomore year as part of the Sophomore Plan, and must do so by early April of that year. To declare a major, students meet with a Major Advisor designated by each Academic Department to develop a plan to complete the departmental requirements. Each department has its own advising process, but major advising across the board is marked by individual attention given to each student. Once students declare their majors, advising pertaining to their major coursework is done in consultation with the student’s Major Advisor.
Throughout their time at Bryn Mawr, students continue to refer to their Deans for advising and support pertaining to matters outside of their majors.
Bryn Mawr's Leadership, Innovation, and the Liberal Arts Center (LILAC) provides students with numerous opportunities for personal and professional development through experientially-based programming and advising.
For students whose career goals mean they need specific preparation or guidance around entrance exam and other requirements, Bryn Mawr offers the necessary resources: a strong Health Professions Advising Office, a dynamic teaching certification program, pre-law advising, and more.