This page is a supplemental tool for working with your academic advisor in exploring and selecting majors at one of the best Pennsylvania colleges. Each word below containing a letter of “UNDECLARED” (and the red arrow) displays a link to a different resource when you position your mouse over the word. We encourage you to use those that would be helpful to you. Any questions may be directed to the Academic Advising Center or the Career Development Center.
STUDENTS should use their Personal Strategic Plan (PSP) to craft a thoughtful and deliberate academic and co-curricular experience at YCP. The section entitled "Selecting and Confirming Your Major" is of notable value for students working toward declaring a major.
Students who INTEND to declare or change their major should consider the available program options by reviewing the major worksheets and minor facts brochure posted on the Registrar's web page.
FOCUS is an online self-assessment program designed to help students DISCOVER academic and occupational options that are consistent with their interests, personality, skills, and values.
"What Can I Do with This Major?" is a common QUESTION among students as well as a website through which users can identify career areas, employers, and resume-building strategies associated with any major.
Professors, alumni, and current professionals working within a field of interest offer first-hand information and a network of contacts. CONNECT with these individuals by reviewing Quintessential Career’s article entitled "Informational Interviewing: 200 Informational Interview Sample Questions" to determine appropriate questions to ask them.
As one of the best Pennsylvania colleges, York makes it easy for students to EXPLORE resources about major/career choices, job/internship searching, graduate/law school, and study abroad opportunities should visit the Career Resource Library in Campbell Hall, room 200.
The O*NET website serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, allowing users to LEARN about specific careers in terms of skills, knowledge, technology, activities, environment, salary, outlook, etc.
Internships for academic credit provide students with the opportunity to EXPERIENCE (PDF) career options directly, enhance professional preparation, and engage in real-world learning.
BEFORE declaring or changing a major, students should review which majors may have restricted access and require a signature from a specific faculty member.
After thoughtful self-assessment and a thorough review of valuable services and resources, students should visit the Academic Advising Center in Campbell Hall, room 200, when they are ready to DECLARE their major at one of the best Pennsylvania colleges.
Students may start the process of declaring/changing their major by reviewing the "Choosing A Major" packet (PDF). This packet provides a detailed overview of important questions, suggestions, resources, and services to consider when choosing a major.