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Wayne, NE 68787

(402) 375-7321 -or- 375-7557
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Services: Selecting a Major


Many students like to explore the varied majors, endorsements and minors offered at WSC by beginning their college career as an undeclared major.


Bullet What Is An Undeclared Major?

BulletIf you are entering college without a specific field of study, you are "undeclared" until you choose a major, you are not alone. Nationally, as many as 35 percent of the incoming freshmen are in the process of selecting a major when they enter college. About 26 percent enter Wayne State College undeclared.

As An Undeclared Student, What Happens To Me When I Enter WSC?

You will be enrolled in General Education classes so that you can make normal progress toward a degree. At the same time you can explore educational and career options to help you select your major field of study. The chart to the right shows how your time at WSC will be utilized.


Bullet Is My First Year Or Two "Wasted" If I Have Not Yet Decided

     On A Major?

BulletAbsolutely not! Undeclared students usually begin course work at WSC by completing general education requirements.


BulletStudents must complete 120 credit hours to graduate. General Education consists of 44 of those hours. General Education is divided into the following Blocks:

Block 1

6 hours minimum

Block 2

11 hours minimum

Block 3

24 hours minimum

Block 4

3 hours minimum


For more information about general education course work, vist the General Education information page here...

BulletIn addition to general education, students must also select a major or teaching endorsement and minor or professional education classes. Each of these categories require a certain number of credit hours.


BulletAfter meeting the above requirements, the student may take "elective" classes to complete the 120 credit hour total needed for graduation. Undeclared students can use these elective classes as a means of exploring different majors and career options. Students choosing education programs have fewer elective classes.




Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor



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