How to Declare Government

Sophomore Concentration Declarations are due on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

As the deadline for declaring your concentration approaches, those of you thinking about declaring a concentration in Government may be wondering exactly how to do it!

  1. Submit a declaration of concentration request on my.harvard. Directions on how to do that can be found here.
  2. Please download the Government Plan of Study Form and fill it out. To make sure you're including all of the courses you need, reference our Concentration Requirements. If you are interested in the Data Science program, please contact Dr. Nara Dillon or Dr. George Soroka for advice. If you are interested in the Tech Science program, please contact Dr. Gabe Katsh for advice. For the Public Policy and Political Economy programs, please talk to your CA.
  3. Meet with your House's Gov concentration adviser to review your completed Government Plan of Study form and have it approved and signed. Each House has a concentration adviser specifically assigned to students in that House. You can use the links below to sign up for an advising meeting:



Concentration Adviser

Appointment Calendar to Sign up for an Advising Meeting


Lucy Song


David Sutton


Gabe Katsh

Dudley Nara Dillon


Ahmet Akbiyik


Celia Eckert


Harry Oppenheimer


Aaron Watanabe


Tyler Simko


Sarah Mohamed


Julie Anne Weaver


Emma Ebowe


Angelo Dagonel


How to Apply for a Joint Concentration with Government

Government has a petition process for joint concentrations. You must speak with the Government DUS or ADUS before petitioning for a joint concentration with Gov, and notify Karen Kaletka of your intent to apply for a joint concentration. The application deadline for Joint Concentrations is Thursday, November 10.

How to Declare a Double Concentration with Government

If you would like to declare a double concentration with Gov, please meet with your Government Concentration Adviser and fill out the Gov Plan of Study form as described above. You will need to put in a declaration of concentration request for one of your concentrations on my.harvard. Directions on how to do that can be found here. Once your first concentration has been approved on my.harvard, complete the double concentration form for the second concentration and have it signed by the DUS/ADUS of that department (for Gov, you can send it to Karen Kaletka), and submit the signed form to

We hope that this information helps you as you explore your options and decide on the concentration that is best for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the concentration.