Many students enter the college as undecided/exploratory students and spend the first three semesters taking general education courses and/or electives that allow them to explore areas of interest. By working with an advisor, you can ensure that you can complete the major you eventually decide upon and still graduate on time.
Deciding on a major is a process that unfolds during your first two years of college, if not before. When you declare and how many credits you have earned toward a major will determine the semester you are able to graduate. It is best to declare a major by the time you have earned 60 credits or before the first semester of your junior year.
Majors range from 36-120 credits. Many majors -- particularly those in the Schools of Science & Engineering, Education, Business and the Fine & Performing Arts -- are highly sequential, and students who don't begin their coursework early may have difficulty graduating within the traditional time frame.