Choose or Change Your Major

Haven’t decided on a major yet? Thinking of changing your major?  Wondering if the major you have chosen is the right one for youYou are not alone.  One third of first-time students change their major once, and 1 in every 10 students change their major more than once, according to 2017 statistics. Some surveys put the number of students switching majors at 80%. A 2016 study shows that students who postpone choosing a major or change their major graduate at a higher rate than those who don't. 

Now that we have established that questioning if you are in the right major is a very good thing and that switching your major can also be a good thing, let us assure you that CCSE Academic Advising Office is here to help you make the right decision – or choose one of several possible right decisions.  Make an appointment to talk to us if you are thinking of declaring your CCSE major, switching between CCSE majors, out of CCSE or into CCSE;  

If you know what major you want to switch to, and it is not a CCSE major (I.e. it is not Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or Computer Game Design & Development) you may want to schedule an appointment for the academic advisor for that particular major or college .

If you know that CCSE majors are not right for you but you have no idea what else you may be interested and good at, you may want to schedule an appointment with an UCAS advisor for undecided and exploratory students.

Talking to more than one person and evaluating your options and best matches from more angles is always a good thing to do.  The KSU Counseling Center offers a Major/Career Decision Workshop as well as useful career decision online tools.

KSU is proud to offer free access to YouScience – an integrated aptitude, interest inventory and career match assessment.  Your CCSE academic advisor can provide you with an access code and help you interpret the results of the YouScience assessment.  YouScience will help you gain insight into who you are and what your talents are and how these align with college major and career choices;  it is also a great tool to use when preparing resumes, cover letters, and elevator speeches to land the internship or job you covet. 

When ready to declare your new major, go to OwlExpress > Declare/Change Major.  Some degree programs have particular requirements in order to be admitted to the major.  That is why we advise you to always talk to an advisor BEFORE requesting a change of major. 


 

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