University College

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Choosing a major can be hard. We can help.

In the University College, you'll find two different areas—both packed with extra resources to help you make the most of your first year and discover your perfect major.

Which is right for you?

Ready for College Classes But Not Sure About Your Major?

In the Exploratory Studies area, which attracts hundreds of students, you'll get specialized advising, learn about career paths, and try out classes in majors you are considering. The goal is to help you make this important life decision, in an informed way, by the end of your first year.

While other colleges may offer you one “undecided” major, we let you choose from seven exploratory options that help you find your perfect major. You'll pick one exploratory area, which will act as your starting point for finding the major that inspires you.

All of your first-year classes count toward graduation, so you won't lose any time toward completing your degree—allowing you to explore majors in a way that is academically safe.

Looking for ways to start learning about potential careers? Complete the Focus 2 Career Assessment and learn what options might work for you.

Need Some Added Support When Starting College?

In this area of the University College, you'll get specialized advising, sharpen your study skills, meet with peer mentors, take classes that move you ahead academically, work with tutors, and explore majors as part of your first-year experience.

You'll have the advantage of linked classes that are team-taught by professors from different departments. You'll also take part in workshops that bring students together to learn about campus procedures.

Starting on the right track can really pay off by making your entire college experience more successful. Our academic expectations are high, but we offer you the support that helps you achieve them.


Spring 2020 Crimson Common Hours

There are 12 workshops scheduled for this semester focusing on a variety of topics to help students make the most of their college experience. The University College staff and peer mentors are prepared to help you with note-taking skills, ways to improve your study skills, finding on-campus employment, set goals, and get ready for summer.