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.
HOW MANY MAJORS DOES BROCKPORT OFFER?
With nearly 50 majors, SUNY Brockport has something for everyone.
I THINK I KNOW WHAT I WANT TO STUDY, BUT I AM NOT SURE WHAT I CAN DO WITH THAT MAJOR?
SUNY Brockport offers resources and support to help you explore the vast variety of career options for your field of study. Career Services, the Academic Success Center and your faculty are all a wonderful resource to help you on your journey. Remember a major doesn’t always equal a career, career paths are not always linear.
WHEN SHOULD I START THINKING ABOUT THIS TOPIC?
The sooner the better! While you don’t have to have it all figured out from your first day, it is important to begin exploring subjects you enjoy and excel in, as well as areas that you may find challenging. Reflecting on your high school experiences, activities, hobbies, career aspiration, etc. all play a vital role in the puzzle.
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 online Major Declaration Form. Once it is filled out, your request will be sent to that department for processing. You will receive an email with more information and/or confirmation. If approved, you will then be assigned an advisor. You will know this process is complete as this information will be updated in your degree audit. 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, and the What Can I Do With A Major In resource!
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.