Take your time to make up your mind.

Not sure which subject you’d like to major in? At Carolina, we encourage you to think of your college career as a journey. As a first-year student, you’ll begin your studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. During your first two years, you’ll complete general education courses that comprise the foundation of your undergraduate education. These two years offer you the freedom to explore your interests and learn about the University so that you may take full advantage of the wonderful opportunities Carolina has to offer.

You won’t officially declare a major until the end of your second year, which gives you ample time to learn more about yourself, your interests, and your talents. Along the way, you’ll be supported by caring and knowledgable advisors from Academic Advising who will help you decide on course load and sequencing and put you in touch with services and opportunities to enhance your progress and learning. During your junior and senior years, you will have a departmental or professional school adviser who can counsel you on special opportunities within your major, careers based on your major, and graduate study. You may also work with our experienced career counselors at University Career Services (UCS), which offers several resources specifically designed for students unsure about their career direction, including clinics and online resources. In fact, read about how Taylor Evans found her major by working with UCS.

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