Undeclared Advising

  • An “undeclared” major designation simply means you have yet to formally declare a program of study (major) at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Almost two-thirds of first-year students come into college without having an idea of what they want to study, and 70 percent of all students change their major at some point during their college career. Choosing a major is a process that starts with finding out what is best for you.

    As an undeclared student, your possibilities are open, broad and flexible. MSU Moorhead requires all students to complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC), which provides you with a diverse, interdisciplinary background in different subjects. Your first-year schedule will consist primarily of LASC courses, and you’ll have the option to take exploratory courses while simultaneously satisfying LASC requirements. Through LASC you will discover subjects and topics you never knew existed, and you’ll also discover new interests and strengths within yourself. Therefore, there’s no need to worry if you haven’t decided upon a major yet.

    Remember, your major does not necessarily dictate what career you decide to pursue. Many fields require a bachelor’s degree, but do not specify a particular field of study. Declare the major you know you can do, and that you enjoy doing!

    How do I choose a major?