Your time undecided can be used to explore your interests and develop fundamental skills that will be essential to your future career.
An undecided student is someone who has not yet chosen a specific field of study. Nationally, between 30 and 40 percent of incoming freshmen are unsure of a major when they enter college. It is also estimated that 75 to 80 percent of students change their majors at least once.
Entering the University of Missouri-St. Louis undecided has 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.
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 help with the advising process, please visit: College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advising.
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