I'm not sure what to major in, is that okay?
Yes. Being undecided about your major is common for new students. In fact, according to The ACT, 65-80% of college students will change their majors at least once. If you are unsure what you want to major in, advisors in University Division can help you explore your options. UD Advising hosts an Exploring Majors fair each fall, which is a great resource for students.
Students who have not selected a major may work on completing the University Core Curriculum requirement, which can provide direction in selecting a major. Some hours completed for the University Core Curriculum may also be applied to major course work.
What are the advantages of starting college as an undecided student?
If you complete a thorough exploration and decision making process during your first year in college, starting out as undecided will increase the probability of making a good choice of major and reduce the chances of changing your major.
What majors are available at USI?
There are a wide variety of majors available at USI through our 5 academic colleges. You can also refer to your University Bulletin for class schedules.
When do I need to make a decision about my major?
You must declare your major by the time you earn 60 credit hours.
Where can I get help choosing my major?
USI offers a number of resources to help students choose majors, including our Exploring Majors page. As always, your UD advisor is an excellent resource. Career Counseling offers many assessments to help students in their search for a career, after a major has been chosen.
What is the difference between a Bachelor of Science (BS) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree?
To earn a BA degree you must earn credits in 4 semesters of a foreign language. A BS degree does not require foreign language study.
How do I determine specific classes I have to take for a given major?
You can view the major requirements for all major requirements at USI. You can also complete a "What if" analysis through the Degree Audit System (DARS) on your MyUSI account.
Students may begin working on requirements for many majors and minors even though they are still advised in University Division.
Education Center Room 1142 812/465-1606 Univ_Div@usi.edu