Explore Majors

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Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Students explore majors for different reasons.

  • Are you “undeclared”? Looking to explore majors without wasting time or credits?
  • Regretting randomly picking a major to rush through college applications?
  • Wondering how well your current major fits?
  • Re-evaluating your major now that you are making decisions more independently?

Whatever your situation, you are not alone. Over 40% of college students change majors at least once. Now is the time to explore your options!

Take action!

  1. Review your Focus results and identify at least two majors that you want to explore.
  2. Find out more about these majors on the USF majors and minors list. Use the questions from this comparing majors worksheet to reflect how each major suits you.
  3. Use the “what-if analysis” feature in your degree evaluation to envision your graduation plan for each major. Consider how much flexibility you will have for study abroad, minors, or other activities. 
  4. Use the information from the USF majors and minors list to contact the program office to discuss your interest.  Find out if there are any eligibility requirements to join your majors of interest.  Ask questions!
  5. Talk with someone you trust like your CASA coach to narrow down your list of potential majors.
  6. Ready to declare a major? These instructions walk you through what you should do.
  7. If you are considering applying to medical school, contact the pre-health adviser for guidance.  You can choose any major and still go to medical school as long as you take the proper course prerequisites. You can schedule a meeting with the Pre-Health Professions Adviser using this link. Her office is in HR 156.
  8. Check out these academic planning resources to make sure you are on track to graduate.


Be inspired!

Check out this video of Danielle Massis discussing her decision to switch from Accounting to Biology.  In particular, she suggests watching Youtube videos of other people for ideas and she mentions going to an Accounting Society meeting and feeling like, "these are my people."  To find your major tribe, we encourage you to visit the Explore Their Path blog and check out media featuring students in majors and minors that you are considering!

Video and interview by Karen Ver Trinidad