Major Explorers

Exploring majors is common! Each year, an average of 15 to 20 percent of students in UB’s entering freshman 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.

Four students standing together for a presentation.

How to Choose a Major


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

  • Completing the new student Course Registration Guide prior to enrollment.
  • Participating in the specialized programming for exploratory students during orientation.
  • Meeting regularly with your academic advisor. Appointments are mandatory!
  • Using career exploration tools.
  • Taking the UE 101: Major and Career Exploration Course.


Connect to department and university resources and services by:


Declare your major and graduate in four years by:

Change Your Major to Exploratory-Undecided

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