Exploration Process

Our suggested exploration process takes you from the start of your journey as an undeclared student to the point that you’re ready to make your decision.

Although declaring your major is an important decision, we want you to enjoy the experience as you discover what you want out of your education. Be sure to connect with your DGS advisor along the way.

1. Collect information.

2. Start talking.

  • Get conversations going with your DGS advisor.
  • Talk to advisors from departments or colleges you’re interested in and utilize our Career Center counselors.
  • Attend our Majors & Minors Fair to talk to departmental advisors about the programs they offer.
  • Conduct informational interviews with individuals in fields that interest you.
  • Network and learn more from the people you know, including family and friends and others connected with them.

3. Get active.

4. Take classes.

  • Examine the courses required to declare a specific major.
  • Evaluate the requirements to complete any minors that interest you.
  • Consider the course recommendations and requirements for pre-professional programs in health care or law.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to learn and participate in GS 101, which is designed specifically for you to explore your interests, skills, and values.
  • Enroll in EPSY 220, an elective credit course that emphasizes career and life planning in an interactive format.

5. Declare a major.

  • Declare your new major during the intercollegiate transfer period.
  • Congratulate yourself on finding the right major for you!