Majors fair will highlight liberal arts
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 22:10
The Academic Center for Exploratory Majors and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are hosting the annual Major Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The fair is located in the Student Union ballroom, rooms 330 and 331.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has over 20 departments with 46 different majors to choose from. These departments include humanities, economics, molecular and cell biology and many more. Of these 24 departments, some majors include marine biology, human rights and English.
Many of these departments and majors will be well represented at the major fair, as they have been in years passed. This is a time for people who are unsure of their future to go and explore the different majors available to them. Students are able to talk to people with an abundance of information on each department and major.
The Academic Center for Exploratory Majors helps students to “navigate the most efficient route to your selected field of study.” ACES also includes students listed as “pre” majors, for example those that are planning to enter the education and pharmacy programs at UConn.
Not only is this a good fair for students that are undecided, but also for students who have already declared a major to learn more about what it offers. Students can find out more information about the opportunities that the major offers, as well as the classes that go along with it.
The official website for the major fair states that “departmental advisors and faculty members from across campus will be present to provide information and answer questions in an open house format.”
An open house format allows for students to feel free to ask any and all questions they have before making a big decision about their future. Though it is possible to change majors during one’s college career, it is a big life decision that requires research and certainty, two things that can be achieved while at the Major Fair.
In addition to departmental advisors and faculty members, academic advisors from the ACES and the CLAS Academic Service Center will also be at the fair to share their knowledge.
To register for the Major Fair go to http://aces.uconn.edu/majorfair/register.php.