How to Choose a Major
To Declare a Major stop in at the Student Success Center, Suite 202 and a PAL will assist you.
Resources to Help You Decide on a Major
The resources below can assist you in your decision-making process.
Look at the list of undergraduate majors.
Print out the list of undergraduate majors and cross off the ones you know you are not interested in pursuing (if you don’t know what a major is, don’t cross it off!). Take pride in knowing you have accomplished something, by narrowing down the list of options even if only by a little bit.
Use E-Bulletins to explore majors. Look up the courses that you would be required to take for your desired major. Read the course descriptions to see if the content of each course in the major interests you. If you like the courses, keep exploring the major. If not, move on to a different area.
Talk with faculty in the major.
Talk with students already declared in the major.
Take a class that explores majors and careers.
Talk with an advisor.
Located in the Student Success Center, Suite 202, the UARC has a staff of full-time, professional academic advisors who can assist you with major exploration, goal setting, course selection, graduation requirements, policies and procedures. Academic advisors can also offer guidance and support when students experience a variety of academic concerns and can refer as needed. The office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call (920) 424-1268 to schedule an appointment.
Take advantage of career counseling.
The Counseling Center, located in the Student Success Center, Suite 240, offers an array of services for deciding students including one-on-one counseling, a variety of in-depth career and self exploration and a career library which contains numerous books, computer programs and other resources students can use to collect information about thousands of careers. To make an appointment with a Career Counselor call (920) 424-2061.
Take a few introductory courses.
Conduct an Informational Interview.
Go to Career Services.
Career Services isn’t just for Seniors! They can help you learn what career options are associated with the majors that interest you. In addition to helping with job searches, resume and cover letter development, and interviewing techniques, Career Services can connect you with people in those fields for informational interviews and job shadowing experiences. To make an appointment with a Career Advisor call 424-2181 or stop in the Student Success Center, Suite 125.