You may feel that you are the only one who hasn't decided on a major. Not true: 25% of students entering college have not declared a major and almost 60% change their majors at least once throughout their academic career.
It is important to know that students rarely wake up one morning with a decision made about their major. Major decisions take time, patience, work and research. There are several things you can do to find a major that fits your personality, skills, values and strengths:
- Take courses that explore different fields of study. You can usually do this while completing your general education requirements.
- Review the majors offered and read their descriptions.
- Make a list of majors that you don't want and a list of ones you want to explore. However, don't eliminate a major just because you don't know what it is.
- Do some career exploration by taking the FOCUS 2V self-assessments.
- Research majors through the Advising Center’s What Can I Do With a Major in ...?
- Get involved in student organizations and/or community service projects that can help you explore different academic interests.
- Conduct informational interviews and/or set up shadowing experiences with professionals in your fields of interest.
- Talk to friends, family members and colleagues about their major and/or career to see if they pique your interest.
- Visit your Faculty Advisor, the Advising Center, and/or Career Services for information on major and career options.