What is an undeclared Major?
If you are entering college without a specific field of study, you are classified as UNDECLARED until you officially choose a major.
At East Tennessee State University, approximately 1600 students are UNDECLARED MAJORS.
As an UNDECLARED student, you will have the opportunity to explore various academic and career options.
As an UNDECLARED MAJOR, the experience you gain in decision-making and goal setting will assist you in your professional and career goals.
UNDECLARED students are encouraged to declare a major by the end of their second semester.
Do I need to Know my Major Now?
No. In fact, it may be to your advantage to wait until you have had a chance to explore various fields of study. You may discover your interests lie in a direction you had not considered before.
It's not uncommon for students who have selected a major to change at least once during their years in college.
Nationwide, close to 75 percent of students change their major one or more times during their college experience.
Students who have taken some time to "shop around" for a field of study may be less likely to change majors … a process that often costs you extra time, money, and effort.