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About University Advising

We help students who enter the university without declaring a major to explore different fields of study prior to declaring a major in a specific discipline.

  • 15 - 20% of all freshmen choose this program
  • Many other students will switch during or after their first semester
  • Students may remain in the program until they have accumulated 45 semester hours.

How Do I Know Which Major To Choose?

Majors may be more personally rewarding if they have a close match to;

  • your interests
  • your personality
  • your talents
  • your skills
  • align with your values

The more information you have about yourself, majors and careers, the easier it is to choose a major.

We Have Helped Many Students and Can Help You Too!

Our professional advisors in UAASC can help you in the process of deciding on a major by guiding you through four steps:

  • self-assessment
  • major and career research
  • decision making
  • goal setting

Advisors are full-time academic support professionals committed to student success.

As experienced mentors and resource people, they recognize that some students will experience difficulties adjusting to university life. In addition to assisting with course selection, advisors help students explore major and career options and facilitate their transition to college life.  

Students who choose this program (rather than a major) upon entering the university will not be at a disadvantage. All students take classes in the general education curriculum, which provides exposure to a variety of areas of study.

Advantages

University Advising students get the advantage of exploring areas of interest while making progress toward their degree. 

Nationally, undeclared and exploratory students represent a significant proportion of the entering student body at most colleges and universities.

Many students (between 60% -75%) who declare a major when starting college change their major at least once before they graduate.

You're in GREAT Company

It is common for undeclared students to worry about not having a major. They might feel they should hurry and make a choice quickly, but it is completely normal to explore different academic options at Western. This allows you to make the best informed decision.