making yoUr Major Decisions
Explore, Live, Learn and Connect
Students who enter the University of Minnesota Duluth as "undeclared" explore their options by enrolling in a variety of courses, learn about personal strengths and interests, and research different majors before declaring one. "Exploring" is supported by national research that shows students who enter college as "undeclared" are more likely to graduate from college and are more satisfied with their major after they have declared.
"Undeclared" students may not be totally undecided. In reality, undeclared students are not the same. Which best describes you?
- You might have a strong interest in a field, but want some time to explore before you commit.
- You might have narrowed a set of majors, and have a general idea but are not exactly sure which direction to take.
- You might feel completely without a direction; baffled as to all the options available and where to begin.
- You may have actually entered UMD with a declared major, but now are thinking that it may not be a good fit after all. You are "re-deciding" your major.
- You may have enrolled with a declared major, but really were "secretly undecided"
No matter where you are at in making your decision, you can find answers as you use this site and UMD Advising Professionals on campus as your COMPASS while: Combining Opportunities to Meet Personal, Academic and Student Success.
This website is continually updated. Check it out, then come back to learn more.