I Have Some Majors in Mind, but I Need To Know More about Them.
Try these steps:
q For a great overall description of what a certain major or discipline means, link to the Academic Catalog's description of it by clicking on "catalog" next to each department.
q Go to that department's web page by clicking on the name of the department from the registrar's list. There you will find lots of information on that major, including a basic description, course requirements, department events, sometimes frequently asked questions, and more.
q We highly recommend meeting with a faculty member, preferably the department chair, to hear more about the major, as well. These are the people who can best answer your questions. They may be able to provide you with a sample syllabus from the courses to help you make your decision. Follow this link to each department's home page, where you can look up contact information for faculty and department chairs.
q For each department of interest, choose two courses from the Academic Catalog that appear particularly interesting from their titles and descriptions, regardless of which level they are. Record their titles and numbers, then go to the bookstore and review the books assigned for those classes.
q Talking to upperclass students in different majors is another great way to get more information about a major. Department offices can provide you with names and contact info of students in that department who would be willing to talk with you. Download this sample list of questions as a guide.
q Test an interest through taking classes.
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