So you aren’t sure what you want to major in?
Students on average change their major between 2 and 3 times during college—including students who are 100% certain about their choice of major starting out. College is a place to explore your options and find your passion as you try new things. Shenandoah offers you a variety of experiences and majors, so that if you find a class you love you can tailor your degree to pursue that subject.
It’s okay that you don’t know what you want to do right now, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Even students that start college dead-set on a particular major are going to change their minds. You’re in a perfect situation because you aren’t cornering yourself into one set of classes. Take your time to explore your options, then when you do decide you’ll be making an informed choice that’s right for you.
I came into Shenandoah unsure about my major. Through job shadowing organized by Career Services, I realized
there are many different career paths within each degree.”
Natalie Gales | Exploratory Studies
Shenandoah Will Help you Through your Major Exploration
Major Exploration With Career & Professional Development
The Career & Professional Development will be a key resource for you and would love to help you narrow down majors that may be a good fit for you.
Majoring in Core Studies
A number of students start at Shenandoah as an Undecided, or Core Studies, major. As a Core Studies major students are able to explore their options until they are certain of which major or combination of majors, minors, and certificates fit their goals.
Meet Students of All Majors in First Year Seminar
All students take a First Year Seminar course during the fall of their freshmen year. There are over 20 different, global-themed courses to choose from. This class gets students out of their comfort zone, as different people with different viewpoints discuss a topic from multiple perspectives. These classes have the most diversity of majors out of any at SU, so they are a perfect way to meet students from across the university and learn more about their programs.
You Don’t Have to Narrow it Down to Only One Program
Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies
The Interdisciplinary Studies program allows students with unique or non-traditional education goals to undertake an individually designed major. Combine classes from many programs into a major of your own creation!
Double or Triple Majoring
You are capable of double or even triple majoring in many of the majors at SU. This is an excellent way to impress future employers and study in all of your passions. Some programs will not be able to accommodate multiple majors within four years, your admissions counselor can help you figure out which programs will work well together. View all of the majors Shenandoah has to offer.
Add Minors and Certificates to your Major
Minors and certificates are a great way to dabble in many programs that interest you without the time commitment of a full major. Some programs require a minor. View all of the minors and certificates Shenandoah has to offer.