"Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience."
Benefits of Declaring a Major
As a declared major you will:
- Get priority for enrolling in the courses required for your major, in some cases.
- Build advising relationships with faculty who can help you...
- Plan your class schedule
- Benefit the most from your major, including double-counting courses from the major that fulfill other graduation and general education requirements.
- Progress through the degree program as quickly as possible, if that is important to you.
- Improve your chances for internships, job opportunities, or graduate school.
- Receive information about new courses offered, changes in schedules, special speakers, and internships and job opportunities related to your major, such as faculty research, tutoring, grant-funded projects, and summer work.
- Have opportunities to participate in student organizations and clubs which include opportunities for leadership, volunteerism, professional development, and networking with others who have similar career plans.
- Establish your right to follow the major requirements in effect in the current University Catalog.
- Become eligible for scholarships that are for declared majors only.
- Network with other students from the major, including alumni.
Come in and meet with an academic advisor.