Are you undecided about what major you want to pursue at the University of North Texas? Do you find it difficult to choose just one area of study because you have several interests? You may be like many high-achieving students who are weighing all of their options. If you have not selected a major, donít worry; you are not alone.
Many students are uncertain about a major. In addition, approximately 75 percent of students who declare a major upon admission to college change it at least once before they graduate.
Among the requirements for earning your bachelorís degree at UNT is the completion of our core curriculum. This curriculum gives you basic intellectual competencies in:
The core curriculum is the same for all majors. These courses focus on English, math, the natural sciences, history, political science, visual and performing arts, the humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.
You will take most of these courses during your first few semesters and in doing so make progress toward your degree. Some of these courses may fulfill core and major requirements simultaneously.
This center has two locations to serve you. The offices house interactive computer programs that focus on your interests and values to identify possible careers. You can also research different careers and employers through the centerís online and hard-copy libraries.
Located in Chestnut Hall, the office has a vocational counselor and written inventories available to determine your abilities, interests and personality attributes, so you can select a career and major that fits you.
UCRS 1000 is a unique transition course designed to facilitate your integration into the universityís learning community. The course helps you develop the critical thinking skills that are needed for academic success and to choose an appropriate major and career. This course is required for Undeclared students and satisfies the Discovery portion of the core curriculum.
The office employs several counselors who help students clarify their academic interests, determine career goals and eventually select a major. They also assist with choosing appropriate course work so students continue progressing toward a degree.
If you are a veteran, this facility is operated by personnel who are familiar with your unique circumstances and can provide additional insight about choosing a major. More than 2,500 members of the military community and their families are enrolled at UNT.
You can research all of the degree programs offered by UNT, descriptions of potential courses and graduation requirements.
By clicking on the majors and catalogs link, you can view online brochures for each major. These brochures feature information about possible career options and additional information about the major. Print versions of these brochures are available by visiting www.unt.edu/getprint.
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We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If youíre attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.