Declaration of Engineering Major

All first year students will register for Fall sophomore courses by associating with the department administering their chosen engineering major. Therefore, when choosing your courses, you must declare a major. Please join us to find out more information on engineering majors at Majors Night.

Majors Night

Each spring we host the annual Engineering Majors Night.  This is open to ALL first year engineering students. Every engineering school department will be represented by faculty and student members in an informal atmosphere to discuss with you their curriculum requirements, professional opportunities, and research areas of importance. This is an exciting "last chance" opportunity to talk about major choices before the required official Declaration of Major is due and your sophomore classes need to be registered. 

Engineering Majors Night
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: BEST Multipurpose Room
 

You must declare a major whether or not you are planning on staying in the School of Engineering. The time to declare the major is between Friday, March 31, 2017 and Friday, April 7, 2017It is highly recommended you enter your major choice by 4:00 p.m. on April 7, 2016.  Please do not miss this deadline as this is important in choosing your courses for the Fall!  You will declare your major online using a link to be provided. Note: The web site will become accessible on March 31, 2017 and no earlier. Should your web browser send you a message regarding the site’s “certificate”, simply continue on as the site is completely secure. If you have problems with this, you may come to EN-B100 for assistance. 

To declare your major, complete the selection by clicking the button next to your major choice. Your major is the engineering curriculum you will follow in your remaining three years at Rutgers. Although the university reserves the right to limit enrollment in particular disciplines, all majors in the School of Engineering are currently open to you without restriction. There is also an option to choose leaving the School of Engineering for those who will be transferring. Those who choose a non-engineering program will be advised directly by the Advisor/Dean for First-Year Students at the Office of Academic Services (EN-B100) and not by a major department as they prepare to transfer out of the School of Engineering.

ANYONE WHO DOES NOT COMPLETE THE DECLARATION PROCESS ON TIME, BY APRIL 7, 2017 MAY BE DE-REGISTERED AT THE END OF APRIL AND WILL BE AT A SERIOUS DISADVANTAGE IN COURSE SELECTION.

Registration

You will receive registration information in the month of March. CONSULT WITH YOUR MAJOR ADVISOR about the required and elective courses you should take. A list of advisors should be posted on the bulletin board outside of each department office and on their web pages. However, you may always consult with the Undergraduate Director of the department. Registration will begin in April (by credits), using the RU web registration system. Use the Schedule of Classes to see available courses.  

Honors Program Students

Tell your departmental advisor that you are in the Engineering Honors Program. All honors students should also continue in Honors Calculus, Honors Mechanics, and Honors Physics as part of their sophomore curricula.  For more information, contact Dean Antoine, and visit the Honors Academy requirements page.

Contact Information and Appointments

Ms. Debbie Corcoran (Professional Advisor for First-Year Students, firstyear@soe.rutgers.edu)
Ms. Corcoran's advising hours

Office of Academic Services
School of Engineering
98 Brett Road, Engineering B100
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (848) 445-2212  soe.rutgers.edu/oas