Phone: 715-346-3226Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.uwsp.edu/acac
The Academic and Career Advising Center (ACAC) provides individual academic and career advising for students who are uncertain about a course of study or career choice. Professional advisors assist undeclared majors in learning the "ground rules" governing University requirements, policies, and procedures and in selecting courses in the General Education Program (GEP) that match the student's specific interests and possible major.
Our Three Semester Plan for Choosing a Major suggests a three-semester process to guide students through a series of activities that will help them make wise decisions about their college major and potential careers.
Not declaring a major in the first few semesters gives students the distinct advantage of exploring several avenues of study through electives and required courses. Approximately one-third of the Bachelor Degree consists of courses in the GEP, which are requirements that all students must complete, regardless of their majors. By giving careful consideration to the selection of these GEP requirements, students may often discover their major through these courses.
Additionally, undeclared majors at the UW-Stevens Point are encouraged by their advisors to actively examine their possibilities by completing their UWSP Handshake profile, attending career preparation workshops, and seeking individual career counseling. Active participation in these services will help an undeclared student make a wise and timely decision on a college major.
Students who enroll as undeclared majors at UW-Stevens Point usually make a decision on a major within two or three semesters. When that choice is made, the student reports to their department of choice and receives an advisor assignment in that major.
There are many things that undeclared students can do outside the classroom to help them explore majors and careers. Whether it be volunteering, part-time jobs, joining a student organization, or job-shadowing, getting involved outside the classroom is an excellent way to learn about yourself and what you enjoy.
Declaring an Undeclared major at UW-Stevens Point is easy when you come to room 320 in Albertson Hall (ALB). The professional Academic Advisors who staff the ACAC are specifically trained to assist undeclared students. They are knowledgeable and consistently updated on University programs and courses of study, academic policies, and campus resources and services. A student may schedule an appointment at any time by calling 715-346-3226 or by stopping in the office.