If you are completely unsure of your future career plans, you may choose to be undecided in University College. Advisors in the college can help you explore different majors and decide what interests you most.
As an undecided first-year student, you should take general education requirements and introductory courses in areas that interest you. Most 100 and 200 level courses, which first and second year students primarily take, are open to all students. Another helpful option is enrolling in the “University Experience” class. Special sections are offered exclusively for undecided majors. The class material focuses on exploring majors and careers, self-assessment and adjustment to the university. The university also hosts a majors fair every year, which has representatives from all academic colleges.
In the “Choosing a Major” workshop, which is offered every quarter to all students, you can learn in a small group setting how to choose and declare a major and what factors you should consider when doing so.
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University College promotes the intellectual and personal development of undergraduates and especially focuses on the needs of first-year students. Through its dedicated advising and many effective programs, University College promotes undergraduates’ academic success and co-curricular engagement, facilitates their pivotal transitions, and fosters the formation of community among students, faculty, and staff. University College is the college of entry for one of every four students, most of whom have not chosen a major, and the home of the Academic Advancement Center and the Army and Air Force ROTC programs.
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