Let us help you pick your major
The advising group for students who have not decided on a major at MTSU provides many services to help students choose a program. We can help you find your advisor, pick your major, or answer your questions. There are some answers to commonly asked questions that might help you but you can contact us anytime and we’ll be glad to help.
- Academic Orientation and Guidance: During this time of exploration students are kept on track by advising them into an initial selection of courses that are designed to make the most efficient use of their hours.
- Academic Exploration: Our advisors spend time with our students helping them to discover academic programs where there is interest as well as explore the possibilities that they may not have considered.
- Career Exploration: Our advisors work closely with career advisor, Joe Tucibat, at the Career Development Center (http://mtsu.edu/career/) to provide career decision making assistance using interest assessments, guided exploration and resources for answering any questions you have about various careers including pay, growth, and needed skills.
- Mentoring: Our advisors help their students navigate the issues of transitioning to a university.
Undecided Students by the Numbers
- Only about 2% of individuals truly know at age 18 what they want to do for the rest of their lives
- National statistic vary but up to 50% of entering college students are undecided about their major
- 80% of all college students change their major at least once (often incurring additional time and money). 75% do so three times or more.
- There is a 91% retention rate for students who start as undecided (the additional support and guidance makes a difference).
- In a national sample of over 20,000 decided and undecided students at six different types of postsecondary institutions, and it was found that undecided students actually displayed higher levels of academic achievement (average GPA) and were more likely to persist to graduation than decided students.
"It is okay to be undecided at first. It is our job to make sure you don't stay that way."