Academic Major Selection

Declare your major by the time you complete 45 credit hours and ensure that your HUB Student Center is updated to reflect your Intended major. Your Major Explorers advisor will connect you with your new academic advising office to ensure a smooth transition to your chosen academic program.

Apply to Major

Make sure you understand all departmental pre-requisites, admission criteria and application deadlines to gain acceptance into your major, including access to take required upper level courses.

Consult with Faculty Mentors

Talk with faculty during office hours and after class. Ask how they chose their field and learn about internships or research opportunities in their department.

Develop an Academic Plan for Graduation

Meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester until you graduate to stay on track with your curricular plan (see Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog/Degrees & Programs/Curricular Plan). Continue to assess your academic goals, including taking steps to maximize your undergraduate experience.

Participate in Academic Clubs

Learn more about your field by joining a Student Association (SA) sponsored Academic Club. Clubs sponsor speakers and events and allow you to network with faculty, professionals and other students in your field.

Gain Career Experience Through Volunteering and Internships

Apply the knowledge you are learning in the classroom and gain valuable work experience along the way. Career Services can help you search for an internship and volunteer opportunities are available from Student Life.

Network with Professionals in Your Field

Join a professional organization and utilize Career Services to help engage with professional mentors in your field and to attend career networking events and workshops.