Tips for Undecided Majors

Welcome to the most popular major ever -- Undecided!

Choosing a Major
Choosing a major is one of the most important, and sometimes difficult, decisions to make in college. Don't be worried if you do not have clear idea of a major during your first year on campus. On average, students will not choose their major right away, and may even change it midway through their college career. Your first year of college is a time of self-reflection and exploring courses to discover what topics interest you and the career options you can pursue after graduation.


If you are undecided, you should take advantage of the friendly and accessible AU staff who will offer advice to choosing your major. Talk to faculty from various disciplines to answer your questions. Ask the career services staff for information about potential career paths. Meet with your academic advisors in the Crouse Center to learn more about class requirements and major options.


Once you decide upon a major, you will need to file a “Declaration of Major” form with the Crouse Center.


Choosing a Minor
You are not required to have a minor, but you may want to enhance your resume with one or two. Schedule time to talk to your advisor and reference The Undergraduate Course Catalog for specific requirements of the minor you are interested in. You may declare a minor by completing a “Declaration of Minor” form available at the Crouse Center.


Note: Confidential information will not be given online. All advising questions are answered by Crouse Center student interns.