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Need A Major?

If you don’t know what college or major to choose, you’re not alone. At least 25 percent of UT’s first-year students are undecided, and many who have declared a major will change their major several times before they make a final decision.

Being undecided places you in the position to explore, investigate, and expand your general knowledge as you plan for your future. This is an opportune time for you to brainstorm and dream of all the possibilities that are available to you. This is also the time to discover who you are and what you want to be and do in the future.

You are a unique person embodying special experiences, strengths, talents, and interests. With planning, you can combine course work, internships, campus activities, part-time employment, volunteer work, and a variety of other activities that will enhance your future career opportunities.

Whatever you do, don’t be discouraged that you’re undecided. You are at the beginning of an adventure, and you need to proceed with an open and investigative attitude using as many resources as possible to help you reach a decision on a major.

There is a wealth of information on this campus, but you must actively seek it. Center for Career Development and Arts and Sciences Advising Services are both excellent places to start your search. We may not always have the answer, but we can point you in the right direction.

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