Many students need time and assistance to decide on a major. In most cases, it's fine to choose "undeclared" as a major on your application for admission. In fact, this category is the one most entering first-year students select.

And for those who do select a major, 60 percent of all Miami students change their major at least once. When you apply, you can choose "Undeclared" in that division. On the application for admission, you can choose one of the following:

  • University Studies (Undeclared)*
  • Undeclared (Farmer School of Business)**
  • Undeclared (College of Education, Health, and Society)**
  • Undeclared (College of Engineering and Computing)

*If you don't want to choose a division right away, choose this option. You'll be assigned a Professional Academic Advisor who will assist you in selecting a major.
**Admission is limited. First-year students are admitted as "pre-" majors, eligible to become full majors after meeting certain requirements.

What steps should I take?

  • Take a wide range of courses in your Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education requirements. You'll take courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and fine arts. Through the Global Miami Plan, many students discover new areas of interest and career possibilities.
  • Talk with your professional adviser and also meet with faculty in areas of interest.
  • Take the course EDL 100: Career Development and the College Student to explore your interests and examine career trends.
  • Use the computerized career-guidance programs, career development books, and other resources available Career Services.
  • Learn about career planning from Career Services.

Who can I contact for more information?

Regional Academic Advising Office

1 Johnston Hall 

2nd Floor Renstchler