Selecting a Major
Selecting a major is an important part of your academic plan because it gives you a goal to work towards and a “roadmap” for arriving at this goal. Below you’ll find some reasons why planning your intended major is important in the transfer process:
- Not planning ahead can increase the time it will take you to graduate because you will likely take courses that are not required for your degree. This wastes your time and money.
- Some majors require sequential courses that must be taken in a specific order.
- Some majors require specific GPAs for admission.
However, it is not uncommon to be undecided on a major. ECU provides advising and career guidance through the following resources:
Resources for Selecting a Major
Choosing your major can be challenging—or even frustrating, especially when you are unsure about what career field you would like to enter. Listed below are some helpful tools designed to help you in your decision-making process:
ECU Academic Advising and Support Center
The Academic Advising and Support Center advisors and staff serve ECU students who are undecided or reconsidering majors, are in academic difficulty, or have been readmitted to East Carolina University. The Center also advises the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Geology, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, and Communication.
The Academic Enrichment Center assists students in achieving academic success. The Center provides programs and services highlighting personal and academic skill development, majors exploration and academic resources, and strategies for achieving academic goals beyond the undergraduate level.
ECU Career Center
The Career Center’s staff assists and guides students and alumni in their career quest. They provide workshops, programs, and opportunities for students that facilitate career exploration, provide practical work experience, and promote professional development.
List of Intended Majors
This listing of all current ECU majors includes the minimum required GPA for admission in each program. Note: Admission into ECU does not guarantee admission into an academic program.
MyMajors.com provides helpful information, including profiles of various majors and descriptions of the types of courses required to earn a degree in specific disciplines.