About Majors & Minors
Your major is your area of specialization. Through your major, you will develop transferable skills in writing, communication, critical thinking, and analysis, as well as master a body of knowledge. CLA offers over 60 majors. You may also design your own major or degree.
Many students begin college undecided about a major. Whether you have a few ideas you are considering, are wide open to possibility, or somewhere in between, there are resources to help you choose and confirm your choice of major.
- Meet with your academic advisor to discuss options for study. Or visit CLA Career Services for resources and information about exploring majors.
- Also, the Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE) provides personalized one-to-one coaching to help students develop an Action Plan to aid in your major and career decision-making process.
- Explore the connection between your major and your career goals through the "What Can I Do With a Major In…" resource prepared by the CLA Career Services office.
Declare a major by meeting with an advisor in the department offering it. You must declare your major by the time you complete 60 credits.
Completing a minor is optional. You might choose a minor to complement your major, pursue a second area of interest, or gain skills related to your chosen career. Unless otherwise noted, most CLA majors are also offered as minors. CLA also offers a number of freestanding minors (minors that do not have corresponding majors). Declare a minor by meeting with an advisor in the department offering it.