Undecided? Great! Some colleges use the word “exploratory” to identify students who have not yet decided on a major. It’s a great reminder that choosing a major can be a positive process that helps you make the most of your college experience!
Where to begin?
- Start with some self-exploration. What interests you? What do you like to read… do….watch? What kinds of things intrigued you as a kid?
- What are your options? You may be more decided than you think! Rule out those of no interest, and watch that list of possibilities shrink to something more manageable.
- Get more info on majors you are curious about. Check out course listings, read course descriptions. Get brave! Follow up by meeting with a faculty member in the department and ask them to refer you to a student who is enjoying the major.
- Test the waters by taking a course or two in the major. What piques your interest?
Take the pressure off yourself!
- Remember all majors can lead to satisfying careers—and the choice of major often does not determine the career. The transferable skills from your major can be applied in many different arenas.
- Check out the wide variety of careers that are possible with different majors.
Need help getting started? You don’t have to do this alone!
- Stop by the Career+Experience Hub for a quick consult to help you get started.
- Still puzzled? Schedule an appointment at the Career Center for a longer conversation and a more in-depth look at your interests, values and skills.
With 100+ majors at UVM, there are many wonderful options. You can have a major that intrigues you, leads to interesting experiences and helps you prepare for a successful life after graduation. We’re here to help you as your make this choice!