Deciding your college
major is an important task, but it need not be overwhelming.
The USP staff has found that students who approach finding
a major as an active process requiring their time, energy,
and attention are generally successful. No one has a crystal
ball to tell you what major is right for you — you have
to find that out for yourself.
Listed below are
some suggestions to assist you with your search:
GS 11900 (Introduction to Academic Programs at Purdue) is a one-credit, pass/no-pass course offered every fall
and spring semester at Purdue. Taking the class is a great
way to learn about Purdue’s colleges, schools,
and majors. Download
information about GS 11900. GS 11900 presentations are also recorded and are available for viewing through the Course Reserves at the Hicks Undergraduate Library.
Perhaps your interests are focused in a certain area (i.e.
science, computers, art, etc.) but you aren’t sure
what majors Purdue offers in that area. The Office of Admissions website has organized Purdue's 200+ majors into different categories.