Major Explorers

Exploring majors is common! Each year, an average of 15 to 20 percent of students in UB’s entering first-year class are exploratory (or, undecided about their major). Approximately 75 to 85 percent of college students change their major at least one time before graduation. The Major Explorers Program assists students in making an informed decision about their major, whether they are choosing a major for the first time or transitioning between majors.

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How to Choose a Major


Discover how your interests and strengths relate to majors and careers by:


Connect to department and university resources and services by:

  • Taking classes in majors that you are considering.
  • Meeting with department academic advisors.
  • Getting involved on campus. Joining department clubs or other activities is a good place to start.
  • Researching degree requirements using the Undergraduate Catalog. Select "Undergraduate Catalog" and then "Majors and Combined Degrees."
  • Networking with professionals in your field.


Declare your major and graduate in four years by:

  • Knowing the requirements for your major. Locate your major requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog. Select "Undergraduate Catalog" and then "Majors and Combined Degrees".
  • Applying to your major or minor.
  • Consulting with department faculty mentors.
  • Developing an academic plan for graduation and reviewing the Curricular Plan for your major. (Find your major in the Undergraduate Catalog by selecting Program Requirements (center of page) and then review the "Curricular Plan" for your major for more information.)
Change Your Major to Exploratory-Undecided

If you are seeking an exploratory-undecided major, please complete this change form.