Often the biggest decision a college student has ever faced, it does not need to be a permanent one. Remember:
- You can change your mind
- Your major does not have to indicate your career path
- Meredith College does not require students to declare a major until the end of their second year.
Steps to take in making a decision:
Along with these tips, our Making a Major
Decision magazine can also guide you in this process.
Pursue classes you enjoyed in high school.
- When planning your schedule, include classes you enjoyed.
- Visit the Meredith Supply Store to browse the textbooks that are used in the classes.
Visit Academic & Career Planning (ACP).
- Talk with a counselor to discuss ways we can assist you with the process.
- Take assessments that help acknowledge your interests, values, skills and abilities, and personality type.
- Research your options using our printed and online resources. Learn more about careers.
- Take Career Planning Seminar (CPS 101), a one credit, half semester course, offered during the spring semester.
- Participate in major exploration events or workshops.
Learn what is required for each major.
- The catalogue for the year you entered includes requirements for every department's majors and minors and gives course descriptions.
- Major checksheets and general education requirements for all degree programs can also be found in the Academic Planning & Support section.
- Visit faculty, department heads, advisors, students in the major, alumnae, and ACP.
- Join the ACP LinkedIn group to connect with other students and alumnae.
- Additional strategies - conduct informational interviews, join professional associations, attend ACP events (i.e., workshops, panels, employer information sessions, mock interviews, career fairs, networking events, etc.) to meet career professionals.
Test it out.
Ready to declare!
Bring completed Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms to the Office of the Registrar.