Looking to explore? If you’re unsure about your major, attending as an undeclared major can actually help you gain perspective into your future.
Saint Joseph’s University is the perfect place to begin your studies if you're undecided about your major. Our undergraduate curriculum includes a comprehensive General Education Program (GEP) which is designed to keep you on track for graduation while exploring entry-level courses in a number of disciplines. Through investigation, reflection, practice and discussion, you’ll discover broad topics and disciplines ranging from business to the sciences and the arts.
Approximately 20 percent of Saint Joseph’s University students enter as freshmen without declaring a major. These students have the option of choosing to enroll as one of the following:
- Undecided Business
- Undecided Humanities
- Undecided Natural Sciences
- Undecided Social Sciences
As an undecided major, you can learn a great deal about a potential major by choosing a first-year seminar (FYS) in the department of your interest. This also satisfies a graduation requirement at the same time. FYS classes are in areas you may never have imagined, including comedy, social justice, culture, consumer health, phage safari, finance, and many more. First-year seminar courses expose you to a breadth of information within a variety of academic programs. Many students credit their FYS classes as setting them along the path to major selection.
Saint Joseph’s University offers you the necessary support to select a major by the first semester of their sophomore year. Choosing a major is a very personal decision and it’s Saint Joseph’s University mission to instill a love of learning and foster intellectual and professional achievement in each and every one of our students.