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How to Declare

Sunset over city in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, photo by Claire Thielke

If you are considering the Urban Studies major or minor, we invite you to discuss the possibility as early as possible. 


Meeting with a faculty advisor can help you understand your options, and can bring opportunities such as events and course offerings, to your attention. The earlier you declare, the more options you have to participate in the life of the Urban Studies community, take the courses you really want, study abroad, at Stanford in New York, or Stanford in Washington; take time off or graduate early, or complete a minor, second major, or co-term.

  1. Declare on Axess: Please note that this declaration must be approved by the Urban Studies staff after the remaining steps are complete. 
  2. Meet with the Urban Studies Co-DirectorThey can help you select a faculty advisor, and get started on the appropriate paperwork 
    1. ​​​Declare the major
    2. Declare the minor
  3. Meet with your advisor: The appropriate declaration form should be signed electronically by your faculty advisor.
  4. Fill out this survey, so that we can feature you on our website!

Welcome to Urban Studies!