NSU has a variety of programs to choose from which can be explored with your advisor. There are various advisement resources that we use to help you in course selection and planning. Please view our Undergraduate Majors and Minors.
Here are some tips to consider when selecting your major. Be sure to discuss the following when you speak with your advisor:
As part of the process, we encourage you to think analytically about the direction and the purpose of your education, and to work towards developing lifelong decision-making skills.
Use your first year to explore options. Investigate potential majors with professors in various departments and your academic advisor. Select courses that fulfill general education requirements and expose you to majors that interest you. This is a time in which you can focus on courses that seem most interesting, and a time to try new things.
Meet with your advisor each semester and share your thoughts about possible majors. Discuss strategies for exploring options during your academic planning meetings.
Get involved! Active participation in campus and community activities will help you better realize and understand your strengths, interests, and skills.
After the first year, work with your advisor to narrow down your choices and make a decision on a major. For further guidance and resources on choosing and pursuing a career, visit Career Development. By the end of your sophomore year, you should select a program of study. Delaying this decision further can delay your graduation.
There are many other resources and services available that may be related to your area of interest. Please take advantage of all the opportunities that NSU has to offer.