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Undeclared students

The UC Discovery Program offers specialized advising for students who are undecided about their programs of study and have not yet declared a major. Discovery Program advisers help undeclared students consider educational options and make appropriate choices based on personal interests, skills and abilities, values, and professional goals.

Discovery Program advisers offer a blend of individual and group counseling sessions and workshops to assist students who have not yet declared a major. Advisers assist all undeclared students with monitoring their academic progress, course scheduling, interpreting university regulations and procedures and maximizing their academic success. In addition, each semester the Discovery Program offers a three-credit class, UNIV 103 Education and Career Planning, that concentrates on careers, educational opportunities and the development of student potential. Advisers also provide alternative advising options for students who do not qualify for, or are not admissible to, their preferred programs of study. By considering alternatives, students will uncover options that they can find personally, educationally and professionally fulfilling.

Students must declare majors within one of the university’s schools or colleges no later than the semester in which they complete 60 credits.

For more information on advising programs, visit the UC Web site or call (804) 827-8648.


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