Choosing a Major: Exploring Choices

Some students enter Purchase knowing exactly what they want to major in, but many do not. Intellectual exploration is an important part of a Purchase education, and we encourage our students to explore widely. Our undergraduate core curriculum and our freshman programs—which include learning communities and freshman interest groups—are great places to start. With courses taught by professors from each school at Purchase, students are exposed to a variety of disciplines and methodologies. These courses often lead students to a major.

Some students need a bit more guidance in choosing a major. Our Career Development Center works with students as early as their freshman year to help them identify potential careers and the majors that will help them fulfill their goals. The associate dean of liberal arts and sciences and the staff in the Advising Center are also valuable resources when students are trying to choose a major.

Jump in, explore, that’s what it’s all about!

“It's never too late
  —in fiction or in life—
  to revise.”

  —Nancy Thayer

Undeclared: Exploring Choices