The Four-Year Plan is designed to assist students in long-term academic planning. Students aren't required to declare a major until the end of their sophomore year, but we think it is an excellent idea to start planning much earlier. The four-year plan of study, provided here, is not intended to take the place of academic advising. Students are strongly encouraged to visit with us every semester to discuss specific course selections and progress toward fulfilling the major requirements. The plan does, however, provide an overview of a recommended approach to course selection that will ensure that you can graduate in four years. And, it does this while providing you with the space to participate in off-campus study -- which we feel is critical to your Earlham Experience.