Information about the Department and the undergraduate curriculum can be obtained from the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies or any regular faculty member. Students must choose a faculty advisor at the time they declare the major, a process that ideally occurs in the spring of their sophomore year during pre-registration for fall classes. The major advisor can be any full-time faculty member with whom the student feels comfortable discussing a plan of study. Typically, students have taken a class or two with the professor who becomes their major advisor.
For information on how to declare the major, see here.
History students are strongly encouraged to meet once a semester with their faculty advisor, even after declaring the major. Advisors can help history majors with course selection and the pursuit of a particular topical or geographical focus, as well as offer advice on honors work and career planning.