Thinking about Changing Your Major?
Is your major not quite what you thought it would be? If you are feeling this way you are not alone! Statistics show that:
- About 80% of students change their major at least once, and on average students change their major up to 3 times in their college career (National Center for Education Statistics)
- Over 80% of new students entering college (even those with a declared major) are still uncertain about their major selection and how they personally connect to the academic program.
Making the decision to change your major can be difficult, especially if you are not confident that you know what you want to change to.
What Should I Do Now?
Talk to an Academic Advisor!
Meeting with an academic advisor in the Office of Academic Advising can assist in your exploration of majors, careers, or both. All students are welcome! If you are still searching for the major or career that is the best fit for you, or are considering changing your major, start by scheduling an appointment with an advisor by:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 319-273-3406
- In-Person: 007 Innovative Teaching & Technology Center (ITTC)
Complete a Self Assessment!
"What do you want to do?" This is one of the most common and important questions many college students are asked. While this is a valuable question, most students are not making a decision now that will be a "rest of their life" decision, but rather a choice about which opportunities can help lead them to a more satisfying academic plan.
Explore Your Options!
Explore majors! UNI offers over 90 academic majors to choose from - plus many more minors and certificates to help you create an educational experience unique to you and your career goals.
Explore careers! This can be as important as finding the right major. Some students have a career in mind that guides that choice of major, while other students know what they want to major in and then begin searching for a career.