Undecided Programs

  •  Undecided Major

An undecided student is someone who has not yet chosen a specific field of study. Nationally, between 30 and 40% of incoming freshmen are unsure of a major when they enter college. It is also estimated that 75-80% of students change their majors, and many do so more than once.

Entering the University of Missouri-St. Louis undecided has great advantages! Your time undecided can be used to explore your interests and develop fundamental skills that will be essential to your future career. If you wait to choose a major until you have settled into the university and have taken time to explore your interests and options, you may discover that your interests lie in a direction you had not imagined.

What UMSL has to offer

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is committed to your success in your general education studies and to assisting you in choosing an appropriate and satisfying major. UMSL offers students with undecided majors an array of resources and assistance. 

Academic Advisors in the College of Arts & Sciences can assist with planning for enrollment in major-exploratory courses to get more exposure to potential majors and careers. They can also connect students with faculty advisors to assist them in getting more information about academic disciplines.

Career Services assists students and recent graduates with planning, creating, implementing and evaluating career development and job search strategies.  We offer workshops, career assessments, individual coaching and other similar resources to help students develop career related goals.

The professional staff at UMSL is available, trained and eager to help you through this challenging and critical process.

For more help with the advising process, please visit: College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advising
For more help with career-related resources, please visit: Office of Career Services.

UMSL At A Glance

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.

47 UMSL offers 47 undergraduate degrees from our five colleges.
6We have six 
pre-professional degree tracks.
400+We partner with more than 400 companies and organizations for our internship programs, and nearly 40 different employers conduct on-campus interviews to help you jump-start your career.
St. Louis: Something For Everyone
UMSL is a vital part of St. Louis, and the city and surrounding areas make up the most culturally vibrant region in Missouri. That means we offer you more than a top-ranked learning environment.
There's a night out with friends on Washington Avenue. An exhibit opening at the Saint Louis Zoo. A home run celebration at Busch Stadium. St. Louis is a place where you can be you.