Steven Lomax

Steven Lomax

A Roadmap to Success

Statistics show that more than half of all college students change their major at least once during their academic career. While changing majors usually leads students to a program they feel fits their needs, the downside is that changing majors sometimes means graduating takes longer to accomplish.

But thanks to IUP’s University College, students like Steven Lomax can begin their academic journey and explore their options while still staying on track to graduate in a reasonable time.

“In the University College, I gained an understanding of the significance of support and guidance when making the transition into college”

While in high school, Steven, a native of Philadelphia, had planned to major in computer science in college, but he was unsure if it was the best choice for him. When he toured IUP, he learned about the University College and realized it might be a better fit.

In the UC, Steven was able to dabble in several academic areas and he found support services that made him feel like he was not alone at IUP. Through his exploration, Steven found that he wanted to help people going through emergency situations, and he chose to major in political science, with an emphasis on homeland security.

“In the University College, I gained an understanding of the significance of support and guidance when making the transition into college,” Steven says. “By utilizing resources and peer support, I was able to explore and find what I wanted to accomplish during my time at IUP. The UC allowed me to directly invest in myself.”

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President's Report 2021

Read more stories from the 2021 annual report from Michael Driscoll, president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.