Students gain insight to academic programs


Maggie Tregre

Anna Krajcer, freshman athletic training major, browses the Psychology Department’s informational booth. Offering over 60 undergraduate degree programs, students toured the Major & Minor Fair to obtain more information about the university’s programs.

Freshmen interacted with faculty members from their major’s program and received information about other majors and minors offered at the university. 

The 3rd annual Major & Minor Fair took place on Sept. 25-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

According to the presentation given by the Center for Student Excellence, nearly 86% of college students change their major. The Major & Minor Fair allowed students to meet directly with department heads and ask any questions they have about classes, getting a minor, or career options after graduation. Students also met with their peers with similar academic interests.

Some departments had curriculum sheets so that students could determine what courses are required in order to complete their degree. Others had more information about minors and concentrations within a certain major.

Holli Gervais, a freshman biology major, described why she thought the fair was helpful.

“I think the fair was helpful because it gave me an idea of more opportunities like going back to school for business after I become a doctor to help me in opening my own pediatric clinic,” said Gervais.

This presentation was part of the Freshmen Seminar series, which will continue with the Sexual Assault Awareness Program on Oct. 21-22.