The Undeclared Major
Students in the undeclared major have the opportunity to explore various academic and personal interests, as well as career options, until they have a better understanding of some of the fields that interest them. The undeclared major at Springfield College gives students a "home" before declaring a permanent major.
Through the First-Year Seminar: Building Community and Success, a required course for undeclared students, students learn how to apply active learning strategies for academic success, engage in major and career exploration, and gain an appreciation for service and leadership.
Working with specially trained advisors, students will go through a process of exploration and decision-making that will help them to make an informed decision about the academic program that is right for them.
Entering undeclared students have the opportunity to choose one of six tracks that best meets their areas of interest. The track program allows students to explore major and career options while staying on track for completing degree requirements in a traditional four year program. Additionally, each track offers a peer group of similar interests; curriculum choices that will help explore and test majors, and, if appropriate, stay on track for a particular direction; and general education courses that can be used if the student changes direction.
Undeclared students are required to declare a major by the end of their sophomore year (fourth semester) at Springfield College.