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Undergraduate Majors & Minors

There are four majors and eleven minors available to students within the Department of Literature. Requirements vary from major to major. Once a student has decided upon a major in literature, they are required to meet regularly with an advisor in the Department of Literature. Worksheets defining major requirements are available in the literature undergraduate office to help students organize their course work.

We encourage all our students to explore additional academic programs, like Study Abroad and the Honors Program, which can be used toward your major requirements. These dynamic opportunities can be incorporated into your major to ensure a timely graduation, while also being an amazing life experience.

Available Majors

Available Minors

The department offers minors in Literature/Writing, Literatures of the World, and Literatures in English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.  Check out the minor requirements!

Previously Available Majors

For students who are working on completing one of our previously available majors, please contact an advisor for your major checklist and academic planning needs. You can contact our advisors through the Virtual Advising Center or in-person advising.

Undergraduate Advising

We cannot advise students via email or over the phone (to preserve student privacy standards). Contact us virtually or in-person for advising.

Virtual Advising Center

Submit a question online: https://vac.ucsd.edu/, and we will respond to questions Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm.

In-Person Advising

Walk-In advising hours are Mon-Fri 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm in the Literature Building (Room 110).

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