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Some students believe that they should know exactly what they want to major in when they arrive at college. However, that is not the case. It takes guidance, research, and overview of different majors to truly decide on the right major. The Undeclared Program offers an abundance of resources to students throughout their first two years of college such as a Major Exploration course, Major Fairs, and job shadowing opportunities to assist  with their decision in choosing a major.

Being an undeclared student can actually be a positive thing. It allows the student to focus more on general studies courses required for graduation, rather than taking courses towards a particular degree that may not be necessary if the student decides to change his or her major.

The Undeclared Program averages between 300-400 undeclared students per semester. We focus on advising each individual student on proper courses to take every semester based on potential majors of interest while providing guidance in the right direction towards a major. We also collaborate with Career Services by providing career self assessments and encourage students to meet with our Career Counselor for additional assistance and support.

We recommend that students who are uncertain about their current majors become undeclared students so that we can keep them on track academically and provide them more guidance towards choosing the right major.

Our next undeclared event, the Major Exploration Fair, will be March 29, 2017, from 2:00-4:00 in the Trojan Arena. This event will give students an opportunity to explore different majors that we offer here at TROY, to speak with faculty and staff within the different departments to get their questions answered and receive more guidance on what each major can offer them. They will be able to talk one-on-one with working professionals who have graduated with various majors to gain insight on the different career paths associated with each major. This event will hopefully allow students to gain clarity on their decision when it comes to choosing a major.

If you have any questions regarding the Undeclared Majors Program or our upcoming events, feel free to contact Rebecca Blankenship, the Undeclared Counselor, at 334-670-3218 or via e-mail at rblankenship@troy.edu. We hope to encourage students to choose majors they are passionate about and assist in achieving their goal of graduating college.

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