Lancaster – About 450 students at Ohio University Lancaster are undecided, meaning they have not declared a major yet. Data shows that students who have a clear goal are more focused, stay motivated to go to class and earn the best possible grades. That's why Ohio University Lancaster | Pickeirngton advisors are holding several workshops on how to pick a major.
"We want students to learn about how to make an informed decision on their major," said Advisor Kim Jeffers. "There are more than 270 majors to pick from at Ohio University and that can be overwhelming for someone who is unsure of what direction they want to go in.This workshop can help them start to figure things out."
The workshops are being held in both Lancaster and Pickerington so students can come to the location that works best for them.
"We will talk about the majors that are available, the types of interest that go with specific majors and the kinds of jobs that students can get with particular degrees," said Jeffers."We want to get students thinking, so they can start heading down the path of declaring a major."
Eighty percent of students entering college admit that they're not certain what they want to major in. Some students declare a major now and change their minds later as well. Fifty percent of college students change their majors at least once.
The workshops will be held on the Lancaster Campus on Tuesday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Brasee Hall Room 445, which is the upper level of the library, and Wednesday October 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the same location.
The workshops at the Pickerington Center will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 11 a.m. in Room 102 and Tuesday, October 22 at 6 p.m. in the same location.
A majors fair will be held November 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.