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College FairMajor/Career Exploration

UNCW offers over 60 majors and numerous minors. You may already know what you want to major in or you may have no idea - either is completely fine. You may also change your mind once you start at UNCW. 52% of current Early College students report that they have changed their major at least once while at UNCW, while 59% reported they were "sure" of what they wanted to major in when they started at UNCW.

You will not officially declare your major until after two semesters at UNCW (although you can work on the requirements in the meantime), so you will have time to decide. However, depending on how many transfer credits you have and what your graduation timeline is, you may want to decide as early as possible.

Here are some strategies for researching potential majors and careers. You can even start with some of these before coming to UNCW.

  • Begin with self-assessments to learn more about your interests, skills, values, and goals.
  • Gather career information through various websites, such as ones below, and informational interviews.
  • Discuss your options and questions with an advisor, career counselor, and/or professional. Consider job shadowing.
  • Test-drive your career through an internship, applied learning experience, volunteering, research or other hands-on approach.

Source - https://www.uncw.edu/career/choosingmajor.html

Here are some resources to help you further explore your major and potential careers, all available through the UNCW Career Center: