The undeclared major serves students who are undecided about their choice of study or career goals. The student has an opportunity to select a course of study the first two semesters that fits his/her interests and background.
A student enrolled in the undeclared major program must transfer to a degree-granting program within two semesters of admission. Depending on the choice of a major, a student may enter the workfoce upon graduation, or opt to continue his/her education at a four-year institution.
Many support services, including career planning and counseling, are offered through the College's Hunter Student Development Center.
Since the primary goal of the program is to explore various academic areas of interest, individual course schedules will vary. The suggested program below includes both a component of core courses (English, math, social science) and a component of electives in support of the student’s interests.
- Enables students to explore one or more academic areas
- Quality advisement
- Career exploration
- Career counseling and planning through Hunter Student Development Center
Students declare a major within two semesters or up to 24 credit hours
It is important to note that it may take three years to complete many programs if a student begins as an undeclared major.
A full-time undeclared major student typically enrolls in five courses each semester, which is equivalent to 15 credit hours. Three-credit-hour classes usually meet three days a week for 50-minute class periods or two days a week for one-hour-and-15-minute periods. Credit hours will increase with four-credit-hour courses or laboratory sciences. Students who transfer into some technical curriculums may take more than 18 credit hours some semesters.
|Career Exploration and Planning||1-2|
|English Fundamentals OR|
|Social Science Elective||3|
|Freshman Composition OR|
|Introduction to Literature||3|
|Math or Science||3-4|