Academic Advising Center

Major and Minor Exploration

Nationally, of students who enter their first year of college undecided, 22% are completely undecided, while 31% are tentatively decided and 43% have several ideas but are not ready to decide (Gordon and Steele, 2003).  One of every five first-year students at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) comes in undeclared as his or her major.  Further, even though many students do enter IWU with a major, this often changes once they start taking classes.  Whether you are undecided or contemplating a change of major, there are appropriate resources available to you at IWU!