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An estimated 75% of college students will change their major at least once before graduation.  If this is you, you're not alone. 

Are you undecided about what major to pursue?

No worries. At Brockport, you have the option to declare your major after enrolling. Take your time to explore and find what best fits your career interests. 

The SUNY General Education requirements allow you to sample courses from a variety of departments and disciplines, all while still meeting requirements for a degree.

Undeclared students have the opportunity to take advantage of individual academic and career advising, as well as career-focused workshops to help you make your major decision. In addition, students have the ability to share common residential and learning experiences with others who are exploring through the (Academic Exploration) ACE Living Learning Community.


Upcoming Events

Explore different majors, minors and career options at any of our upcoming events:

Date Event
February 3 Student Leader Fair | 11 am - 2 pm | Union Main Lounge 
February 4 Ellsworth Explores Workshop: Your Next Move | 11 am - 12 pm | Union 209
February 5 HAPPI Heart Workshop: Origami Hearts, Goal Setting & Major Advising | 3pm - 4pm | Brown 178
February 7 Ellsworth Explores: True Colors | 11 am - 1 pm | Union Main Lounge
February 11 Ellsworth Explores: Celebrity Majors… They Studied What? | 11 am - 1 pm | Union Main Lounge
February 12 Your Next Move | 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm | Union B116
February 12 Ellsworth Explores Workshop: Business Administration Major Information Session | 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm | Hartwell 221
February 19 Ellsworth Explores: True Colors | 11 am - 1 pm | Union Main Lounge
February 20 Ellsworth Explores Workshop: Student Internship Panel | 11 am - 12 pm | Union 209
February 24 Public Health Open House | 12 pm - 1 pm | Hartwell 25
February 24 Healthcare Studies Panel of Professionals | 6:30 pm - 8 pm  | McCue Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building
February 25 HAPPI Heart Workshop: Origami Hearts, Goal Setting & Major Advising | 3 pm - 4 pm | Brown 178
February 26

Rapid Resume Reviews | 11 am - 1 pm | Union Main Lounge

February 26

Recreation & Leisure Career Panel | 9:45 am - 11 am | Union 119 

February 27 Ellsworth Explores: Career Fair Prep | 11 am - 1 pm | Union Main Lounge
February 28 Careers In Computing Panel | 11:15 - 12:15 pm | Union 220

Career Workshops

Attend any of the following career workshops to explore career paths and resources:

Date Event

March 4

Job and Internship Fair | 1 pm - 4 pm | SERC
March 25 Psychology Panel | 3:30 pm - 5 pm | TBD
End of March History Panel | TBD
April 3  Environmental Science & Ecology Career Panel | Time TBD | Edwards 104
April 9 Etiquette Dinner | 6 pm - 8 pm | New York Room, Cooper
April 15 Mocktails: Network Like a Pro | 6 pm - 8 pm | Alumni House

Undecided FAQ's

When do I need to declare a major?

Most students declare their major during their sophomore year. However, at 54 college credits, you will need to declare your major. You can check your degree audit to learn how many credits you have.

How do I declare my major?

You can declare your major by filling out the Major Declaration Form or you can stop into our office to fill it out in person. Once it is filled out, you will need to bring it to the major department you are declaring to be approved. If approved, you will then be assigned an advisor. Some programs require acceptance into them, be sure to check out the individual major(s) you are considering to better understand their requirements.

What if I need help deciding which major to declare?  

The Academic Success Center and Career Services are here to help! We encourage students to set up an appointment to speak with an advisor or counselor to help you make your decision. Check out their websites for more information and resources for you to help you in your declaration process including self assessments.

Can I have more than one Major?

Yes! You can have up to two majors. You will want to connect with each department you are considering to learn more about the individual requirements you will need to successfully complete them.


Resources for Undecided Students

Last Updated 2/17/20

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