Plain and simple, there is no one way, or right way, for a student to select a major. The process is unique to each student and many factors can influence the decision.
At UMBC, we want to support you in your journey to choosing a major. We believe this process is so important that we created a three-day event solely dedicated to major exploration: The MAJOR Event.
Have you already declared your major? Great! Still check out the following events to learn how to make the most of your academic major, including internship, study abroad, research opportunities, etc.
Monday, October 1
3pm – Fine Arts Building Recital Hall
Internationally recognized career expert, Dr. Don Asher, will give a dynamic talk entitled “You Can Major in Anything You Want: If and Only if You do These 5 Things in College.”
The first 55 students to attend will receive a free copy of Don Asher’s book!
4:30pm-5:30pm – UC Ballroom
Join us for a MAJOR Networking Event! Come play People Bingo to meet department/program alumni and student representatives and discuss how majors work in the real world.
Food will be provided.
Tuesday, October 2
1:00pm-4:00pm – Commons 318. 328, 329
What Can I Do with This Major? Several of UMBC’s unique academic programs will showcase ways to experience what it’s like to pursue a particular major. Featured programs will include:
- Dental Hygiene
- Geography and Environmental Systems
- Individualized Study (INDS)
- Management of Aging Services
This will also include a session on “How Do I Talk with my Parents About my Desired Major?”
Wednesday, October 3
10:00am-12:00pm – UC Ballroom
Majors Fair. Join us for a fun and lively opportunity to meet with faculty and staff representatives to explore and learn more about the vast and diverse majors at UMBC.
Free breakfast and a free t-shirt will be provided!
Participants at any of our events will be entered into a drawing for a $100 UMBC Red Card Credit.
We hope to see you next week!