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Help for Declaring a Major

Finding the right major is a journey of exploration whether you are undecided or declared. However, this endeavor might not be as mysterious as you think. You have already developed ideas for what you like, love, and dislike. You may have family, teachers, coaches, or pastors who have pointed out your strengths. If you have not asked others, then do so now as there is “wisdom and safety in a multitude of counsel” (Proverbs 11:14).

  • Please be sure to review all the headings below, the information below will be beneficial to understanding how to navigate course registration and explain how your course registration correlates to your financial aid. 

The Benefits to Declaring a Major

Tools for Choosing a Major
  • Pray and seek God’s wisdom and direction. “If anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).
  • Start by narrowing down your choices. Here is a list of LU’s Degree Completion Plans (DCP’s).
  • The possibilities are endless with a Minor. It might compliment your major or have absolutely nothing to do with your degree!
  • There are many General Education classes you can take to explore different degrees.
  • Take a look at our Major Guides to find a wealth of information.
  • Have you ever taken a career assessment? The results of the Career Explorer might surprise you or confirm what you already know about yourself!
What do I do if I am ready to declare a major?
What if I am not ready to commit?
What is the deadline to declaring a major?