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Undecided Major

Still deciding on a major? That's OK! About 20% of the entering UMM class each year are Deciding students - You are not alone!

Choosing a major is one of those decisions that comes to you in your own way and is based on your personal interests, goals, and life experiences. Some students declare their major and change their minds several times before making a final choice, while others prefer to take time to explore options that they have before declaring. Regardless, there is no right or wrong way to choose a major. If you are still deciding which path to take, your academic adviser will help you find the information you need to make your decision.

Deciding on a major - how to get started:

This step by step guide will help you discover more about yourself, your interests and abilities and how it relates to majors and potential career paths. It is self-paced, easy process that is free!

Each step will guide you through a series of questions and activities that will help you refine and focus your academic interests in a major. We hope that you will use this information as you work with your academic adviser as you plan your academic program.

Step 1
Self Assessment & Discovery
Step 2
Investigate & Gather Information
Step 3
Narrowing Choices
Step 4
Evaluate & Declare your major
  Entire worksheet located here

Each step will help you learn more about yourself and take you closer to deciding what major is right for you. By completing the activities in this online workbook you will have a written portfolio of your interests, goals and knowledge about majors that you lead you to desired career paths. We recommend that you print the completed page of each activity and bring it with you when you meet with your adviser.

Ready to get started?

[Based on the work of Terry O’Banion and portions adapted from Major Options, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey]