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Choosing Your Major

Unsure about what major to pursue? UNLV has several tools in place to help you with your decision.

  • UNLV offers a variety of classes to give students the opportunity to explore their passions and career options, while also meeting the UNLV First-Year Seminar general education requirement. Get more FYS course information.
  • The Academic Success Center has created a helpful tool that can be used to explore ways that your interests align with the majors offered at UNLV: Major Exploration Exercise.
  • Career counseling is offered by Career Services. There students can explore career options for various majors or take the free DISCOVER interest inventory that measures one's interests, abilities, and values in relationship to various careers. This personality inventory may help students consider careers they have overlooked in the past.
  • The majors page identifies the majors offered at UNLV.

Declaring or changing a major is not a difficult process. Simply visit the advising center of choice for details concerning the academic requirements for individual majors, and you are on your way.