Declaring the Major


Students who wish to declare a major in Exercise Science or Sport Management must:

  1. Have completed a minimum of 1 semester at Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0

    First Semester Transfer Students are eligible to declare if they have transferred into Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a minimum of 15 credits.

  2. Attend a department declaration meeting

 Meetings for declaring a major are scheduled throughout the *Fall and Spring semesters. Students must register online for one of these orientations. At the start of each semester, the link to register for a declaration meeting will be available and posted on the department website.  Registering for a declaration meeting indicates your attendance for a selected meeting date.  

Students in the Schools of Arts and Sciences (SAS) or the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) will use the MyMajor system to submit the major declaration request. The declaration request will be approved after the student attends the department declaration meeting.  

SAS MyMajor System

SEBS MyMajor System

Students from other schools within Rutgers University-New Brunswick can declare a major in Exercise Science or Sport Management only with the approval of the Dean of their school.

As of Fall 2018, incoming SEBS students will not be able to declare a major in Sport Management.  Students who enrolled in SEBS Spring 2018 or earlier are eligible to declare a major in Sport Management.  All SEBS students are eligible to declare the Exercise Science major.

Beginning in Fall 2020, there will be a new curriculum for the Exercise Science major. This change will affect any student who declares in the Fall 2020 semester or later. You can also review the new curriculum at:


Declaration Meeting  Dates:Time:Deadline to register:
Thursday, January 28th 10:00 - 11:00 am Registration closed
Friday, February 26th 2:00 - 3:00 pm Registration closed
Wednesday, March 24th 6:00 - 7:00 pm Registration closed
Tuesday, April 27th 5:00 - 6:00 pm Registration closed


Once you are registered, you will immediately receive a confirmation email.  The Zoom invitation will be emailed to you the evening before your Declaration Meeting Date.