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.
What Is An Undeclared Major?
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.
Undeclared Student, What Happens To Me When I Enter
| 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.
Is My First Year Or Two "Wasted" If I Have Not
On A Major?
not! Undeclared students usually begin course work at
WSC by completing general education requirements.
must complete 120 credit hours to graduate. General Education
consists of 44 of those hours. General Education is divided
into the following Blocks:
6 hours minimum
11 hours minimum
24 hours minimum
3 hours minimum
TOTAL: 44 HOURS MINIMUM
For more information about general education course
work, vist the General
Education information page here...
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.
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
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor