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Undeclared students shouldn’t sweat missing major perks

Valerie Teegardin

It’s no surprise that with the high cost of tuition and other various academic fees, students are rushing to get through college as quickly as they can.

However, it’s that pressure to get in and out in four years that may be pushing some students to declare majors they aren’t fully committed to.

Instead of plowing through your time at Chico State under a declared major you aren’t truly passionate about, consider these three reasons to remain undeclared:

Take time to explore areas of interest

Declaring a major eliminates a student’s chance at taking time to schedule in exploratory classes, so unless you’re fully committed, don’t declare a major until you’ve taken time to discover where your passions really lie.

Avoid potential costs down the road

College students may switch majors more than once throughout the course of their time here, however, each major can be costly. Skip the potential frustration by not
rushing into a major right from the start.

Utilize campus resources for support

Being undeclared may have some students worried they’ll fall behind or be left alone to navigate through the rough academic terrain, but fear not — the Student Services Center provides students with the resources they need to help figure out career paths along the way.

Valerie Teegardin can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @vteegardin.

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