How to Declare Government

Sophomore Concentration Declarations are due on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

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! It’s an easy 3-step process:

  1. Submit a declaration of concentration request on my.harvard. Directions on how to do that can be found here.
  2. Government will not be using the Registrar’s Plan of Study form. We are using the Government Plan of Study Form. Please download this 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


Hunter Rendleman


Gabe Katsh


Gabe Katsh


Gabe Koehler-Derrick


Yon Soo Park


Harry Oppenheimer


Meredith Dost


Sarah James


Sarah Mohamed


Julie Anne Weaver


Emma Ebowe


Andi Zhou


Thinking of a Joint Concentration? Please contact Karen Kaletka before you submit your concentration declaration. 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. The deadline for incoming sophomores to submit the joint concentration application is Wednesday, November 10.


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.