Department of Exploratory Studies

The Undecided Program

It's okay to be undecided

Choosing a major takes time.

University College has the guidance and tools to help you determine the perfect fit for you!

What you need to know about being undecided:

1 in 5 students:
start with an undecided major

50% of students:
who are "decided" will change their intended major, too

Up to three semesters:
to choose a major

110 programs:
for UT undergraduates gives you power to explore

9 academic colleges:
at UT means the flexibility to change your mind

Academic advisors:
in University College are specifically trained to advise undecided students

The steps to being a deciding student at The University of toledo

Here's how we can help you discover the best major for your interests and skills.

  1. Apply to the Undecided Program

  2. Sample diverse course offerings
    • Develop a custom course plan with your academic advisor
    • Receive access to courses and tools designed for deciding students
    • Choose a mix of core education, special interest and self-discovery courses
  3. Develop your transferable skills
    • Strengthen universal life skills through coursework and self-discovery
    • Receive guidance from advisors on career and personal goals
  4. Explore career possibilities
    • Explore career options through the use of FOCUS 2, a career assessment tool, with the help of your Career and Self-Evaluation instructor
    • Envision potential careers with coordinated first-hand experiences with each college
  5. Align abilities with opportunities
    • Identify strengths, values and interests with self-assessments
    • Regroup with your advisor regularly in person, online or by phone
  6. Graduate on time with your peers
    • Commit to making your major decision in a timely manner
    • Maintain regular attendance and participation with classes and coursework

ENROLL IN THE Exploratory Living Learning Community (ELLC)

The ELLC is located in Academic House, and is an exciting opportunity open to students who are still exploring all the different majors here at The University of Toledo. Our goal, is to  offer students a fun and energetic experience that will not only enhance their academic experience but also help them explore and experience the over 150 different undergraduate majors we have here at UT. 

ELLC Benefits:

  • Live in a community with other students still exploring their major
  • Take linked courses together with the other ELLC participants so that you are earning required college-credit with others who are also exploring
  • Develop life-long friendships in a fun and safe environment
  • Participate in high-impact programming designed exclusively for ELLC participants
  • Work with faculty and peer mentors to delve deeper into what each major has to offer

ELLC Requirements

  • Must be a direct-from high school student undecided on his/her major 
  • Agree to live on campus in Academic House
  • Participate in ELLC Monthly Programming
  • Meet monthly with ELLC staff members or faculty liaisons
  • Pay a $50 per semester programming fee

For additional information or for questions please contact:

University College
419.530.3142

Last Updated: 9/5/19