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If you don’t know what you want to major in, don’t worry. Nearly half of the nation's college students start their first year undecided. And some studies claim that just as many or more wind up switching majors at least once during their college careers.

At Emory, our liberal arts general education requirements are designed to help you become a well-rounded individual and explore a wide variety of topics. And you don’t have to declare a major until the second semester of your sophomore year.

Emory's Office for Undergraduate Education (OUE) assists all students, including those undecided in their major, with advising. They also have helpful resources and assessments that will assist you in identifying your own unique path.

of U.S. students
start college "undecided"
of U.S. students
change their major at least once

Example of Major Classes

The general education component of Emory provides a way to explore a wide range of topics in the humanities, social, and natural sciences. These courses are constantly evolving, but here are a few examples of what you’ll have to explore.

It's important to focus on your strengths, look at what makes you happy, and see how you can capitalize on those assets.