In the College of Arts and Sciences, all students in every major benefit from our 360 Degree Advising program, which combines academic and career advising throughout your college experience. Our faculty are trained to help you align your academic pursuits with a potential career. From day one, you will work directly with an advisor to uncover your ideal path and design a plan based on your skills and objectives. We will craft a strategy towards degree completion that is flexible, fulfilling and encourages the exploration into a variety of fields with networking opportunities such as our alumni mentorship program, Bobcat Connect.
Specifically designed with the undeclared student in mind, we’ve also created several pathways and degree completion programs to aid in your academic journey of discovery towards a major that is the perfect fit for you.
Exploring the College of Arts and Sciences
This program is specifically for undeclared students who want to sample, explore and experience the breadth of what the College of Arts and Sciences has to offer. Your first semester will include the required course CAS110: Intellectual Success, where you explore how your values, interests and goals align with a variety of different academic and career pathways. While most college students only meet with their advisor once a semester, you will benefit from weekly meetings as you are integrated into the College of Arts and Sciences learning community.
With a concentrated focus on the field of science, this program is specifically for undeclared students who plan to major in science and are seeking additional information before they choose their potential career path in majors such as biology, chemistry or behavioral neuroscience. From the beginning of your college experience during your first semester, you will be immersed into a range of science courses and work one-on-one with a dedicated advisor who will help you determine which science track is the best fit for you.
Collaborative for Interdisciplinary/Integrative Studies
A signature program of the College of Arts and Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies provides a bridge from theory to practice through advising, coursework and fieldwork that highlights the relevance of an arts and sciences major in everyday life.
Working with a faculty committee, you can design a unique program of study to fit your individual goals. A proposal for an independent major must contain suitable justification and a coherent curricular plan that is submitted to the dean and the three-member faculty committee for approval.