"Not all those who wander are lost" – J.R.R. Tolkein
The Undergraduate Advising Center is the advising home for undeclared and/or undecided students. This guide can help you determine your major and/or provide you resources for advising.
A major is an in depth study in a prescribed set of courses; at SF State, there are more than 100 undergraduate majors to choose from. The in depth study of a major requires completion of a set of required courses leading to a deep understanding of the degree subject matter and will represent the primary focus of the work you do for your bachelor’s degree. Choosing a major can be a challenging yet rewarding process; the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is your college as an undeclared student and we are available to help guide you through this process!
Being an undeclared student is a privilege as it allows you the flexibility to learn more about yourself and what it is that you are interested in studying.
Choosing a major is a long process- it typically does not occur over night! It is recommended that you start your major exploration process as soon as possible. We recommend you to start exploring various majors during your freshmen year of college and that you declare a major by the end of your sophomore year.
Ultimately, there are many ways to go about identifying an appropriate major for you to study. To prepare for an exploratory appointment at the UAC, we have identified several steps that you can follow to get you started on your journey towards choosing a major. We recommend using a variety of strategies to help find the best major for you. Just like doing your homework or preparing for an exam, you need to set aside some time to work on these tasks. And as with any learning experiences, choosing a major is a continual process which will require you to reevaluate as your goals, interests, and skills during your time at SF State!