Uncertainty about a college major or future occupation is not unusual. In fact, many students are unsure of what field to study or have trouble narrowing their choices because they have a variety of interests and skills. Approximately 25 to 50 percent of students entering college are undecided about their majors. On average, two of every three students will change their majors at least once — if not several times — before focusing on a specific direction.
Explore Interests and Skills
To select a major that is a good fit, students need to explore and learn more about their interests and skills. To gain a better understanding of themselves, students should complete this brief questionnaire.
All students, regardless of their majors, are required to take general education classes. Students who have not declared a major are advised to follow the General Education curriculum while investigating subjects of interest through courses and electives.
Discover Choices and Take Action
Through individual appointments, workshops and RCGC's Student Success courses, students who are undeclared/undecided will:
- Define skills, interests and abilities
- Explore and establish educational goals and career options
- Research information and learn more about academic majors and related careers
- Connect with the advisor for guidance and, when ready, learn how to declare a major
- Receive direction on how to pursue the chosen degree program
Make an Appointment with an Advisor
Visit the Advisors page and refer to Option 2 to find the advisor for Undecided Majors.
Career Advancement and Planning (CAP) Center
The Career Advancement and Planning (CAP) Center assists students and alumni with identifying a major and/or career that best suits their strengths, skills, and goals. CAP Center staff works with employers, faculty, staff, and The County of Gloucester departments and agencies to increase community outreach and foster RCGC students' overall career development.
The CAP Center Offers:
- Free, one-on-one career advising for RCGC students, alumni, and community members at all degree and educational levels
- Career and major exploration assessments to help students better understand their interests
- Information about local job and internship opportunities
- Resume/cover letter writing and review
- Mock interview practice
- Access to local job fairs and job searching workshops
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