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.
Explore different majors, minors and career options at any of our upcoming events:
|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|
Rapid Resume Reviews | 11 am - 1 pm | Union Main Lounge
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|
Attend any of the following career workshops to explore career paths and resources:
|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|
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.