Undeclared Major


Are you undecided about what major you may pursue at the University of North Texas? Do you find it difficult to choose just one area to study because you have several interests? You may be like many high-achieving students who are weighing all their options. If you havenít selected a major, donít worry; youíre not alone.

Many students are uncertain about a major when they start college. In addition, about 75 percent of students who declare their major when they enroll in college change it at least once before they graduate.

Getting started

Among the requirements for earning your bachelorís degree at UNT is completing our core curriculum. These courses focus on English, math, the natural sciences, history, political science, visual and performing arts, the humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.

This curriculum gives you basic intellectual competencies in computer literacy, critical thinking, listening, reading, speaking and writing. It will also help you develop important and fundamental skills for success in your classes and after college.

Most of these courses are taken during your first few semesters here. Some courses may fulfill core and major requirements simultaneously.

Available resources

Career Center

This center is open to all majors and classifications. It houses interactive computer programs that focus on your interests and values to identify possible careers. You can also research different careers and employers using the centerís online and hard-copy libraries.

Counseling and Testing Services

Located in Chestnut Hall, the office features counselors, speaker presentations and other assessment tools to help determine your abilities, interests and personality attributes so you can select a major and career that fits you.

Office for Exploring Majors

The office caters to all students who are undecided about their major. It has trained counselors who assist with clarifying academic interests, determining career goals and selecting majors.

Student Veteran Services

If youíre a veteran, this facility is operated by personnel 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.

First-Year Seminar

UGST 1000 is a unique transition course that integrates you into the universityís learning community. The course helps you develop the critical thinking skills needed for academic success and to choose an appropriate major and career.

Undergraduate catalog

You can research all of the degree programs offered at UNT, descriptions of potential courses and graduation requirements.

Academic advising website

This website provides you a roadmap for academic and career success. It includes academic advising information, degree options, advising questions and other helpful resources at UNT.

Undergraduate majors and interest webpage

Using this webpage, you can view online brochures for each major. The brochures have information about career options, unique program features and what to expect in a major.

Exploring Majors Residents Engaged in Academic Living (REAL) Community

This community brings together undecided students who live on campus. Residents participate in various activities such as meet and greets, professional presentations from UNT and the Denton community, and study group sessions.

Exploratory Learning Communities

These learning communities allow you to form strong bonds by taking several classes with a small group of your classmates. The classes satisfy UNTís core curriculum.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at Apply Texas 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.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to 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. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT. More information about the center is at transition.unt.edu.