How does my intended major affect my application?

At Carolina, you’ll begin your studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, where you’ll explore your interests, build on your strengths, and develop your skills for citizenship, leadership, lifelong learning, and the careers of the future. Our general education curriculum will prepare you to think critically, work collaboratively, solve problems, take risks, and be resilient. By the end of your second year, you’ll declare your major(s) and minor(s).

On the application for admission, we ask about your academic interests so that if you choose to enroll at Carolina, we can connect you directly with advisors and resources that reflect your interests. Your selections won’t affect your admission in any way.

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