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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 FOCUS 2 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.