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Undeclared Program: Road Map

Goals for Undeclared Students

Enroll in 15-18 units each quarter; complete 45 units each year. Be prepared to declare your major at 90 units. Monitor progress online through the GROWL degree check.

First Year

  • Actively engage in determining the area(s) of study you enjoy
    • Participate in CHASS F1RST Programs
    • Learn what majors are offered
    • Understand the criteria to declare—some majors are selective
    • Select Breadth courses that sound interesting
    • Read the Catalog course descriptions
    • Discuss your interest with your Academic Advisor
    • Talk to Junior/Seniors in the Major
    • Attend a Career Exploration Workshop

  • Get to know your instructors—attend office hours; ask them about their research.

  • Maintain good academic standing (minimum cumulative and quarterly GPA - 2.0)

  • Invest in workshops designed to enhance your study skills

  • Begin to become familiar with the campus resources

  • Engage in campus activities and student groups

  • Explore off-campus educational experiences

  • Consider becoming a part of the Honors Program

Year Two

  • Prepare for major declaration

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss the transition into a declared major

  • Meet the criteria to declare

  • Enroll in lower division courses in the major

  • Complete Breadth Requirements

  • Take Foreign Language Placement Exam

  • Begin Foreign Language breadth requirement

  • Career/Vocational Testing

  • Attend internship orientation

  • Get involved in student organizations

  • Explore off-campus educational opportunities (UCDC, EAP, UCCS)