Upon matriculation at CCA, students are asked either to declare their major or to designate themselves as undecided majors.
Students who enter CCA as undecided majors are advised to declare a major before the second semester of their sophomore year if they wish to avoid spending additional semesters satisfying the requirements of their chosen major.
Students who have not declared their majors at the completion of 45 units will have their registration blocked by the Student Records Office until they complete the declaration process.
Declaration or Change of Major
Students can declare a major or change their major by submitting the Declaration of Change of Major form to the Student Records Office. It is recommended that students who wish to change their major meet with an advisor from their new program of study prior to submitting the form.
Upon declaring or changing majors, students should contact an advising coordinator to request an updated advisor assignment from their new major. Students should then contact their new advisor to set up an introductory meeting and secure they are included on all appropriate email lists for program updates, workshops, and events.
Students considering a change of major are advised to complete this process as early as possible in order that their advisor may be changed and their Degree Audit adjusted to reflect their current degree requirements.
Students may graduate with a double major by completing all major requirements in two programs, with no single course counting for two different major requirements. Double majors may be from any of the major areas offered by the college, except the Individualized Program, Architecture, Writing and Literature, and Visual Studies, and will always be applied toward the bachelor of fine arts degree.
Students state their intent to pursue a double major on the Declaration of Double Major form available in Student Records and Advising offices. Declaration of Double Major must be submitted by the beginning of the second semester of the junior year. No late applications will be accepted.
The student must meet with an advisor and chair from each major program and submit the fully approved Declaration of Double Major form to Student Records in order to complete the process.
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1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107
Oakland campus address
Oakland CA 94618
Crime Reports: Oakland & SF Campuses
To view a year-by-year comparison of crime statistics for either campus (three years back up to the previous year), follow these instructions:
- Visit U.S. Dept. of Education: Campus Safety & Security
- Click the text in RED in the upper right-hand corner
- Type "California College of the Arts" in the institution field (Note: Just the college name is sufficient)
- Hit enter or "Search"
- Select either San Francisco or Oakland campus