Exploring Majors and Careers

Exploring majors and careers

Many students are uncertain of what they want to study when they are admitted to a university, usually because they are unaware of their options or unsure of their own strengths. Some students may begin with the major they feel best suits their interests and change their major later. Freshmen can also choose to begin at Indiana University Columbus as Exploratory students and declare a major in their sophomore year. Exploring possible options early in college is common and a better than changing direction in the junior or senior year. At IU Columbus, students can receive guidance from their academic advisor and a Career Services advisor when they are interested in changing their major or declaring a major for the first time. 

30%College students who change their major at least once

10%College students who change their major more than once

1 IN 7IU Columbus freshmen are exploratory majors