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Many students enter college without knowing exactly what field they want to pursue, and most students change their majors in their first year or two, so it is quite common for students to enter college without a major.

If you're not certain what field you want to pursue, the first year is a good time to take a variety of courses to help you identify areas in which you're interested. At MacMurray, we want to help students reach their full potential by exploring majors and careers in order to find the best match.

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One-Stop Student Services and the MacMurray faculty are here to help you make that decision and help guide you, giving you all the information you need on majors and career options so you can make a good choice.

Your advisor will help you explore the fields that best fit your skills and the careers those fields offer. One-Stop Student Services offers a free, in-depth survey to help identify those areas where you have the greatest strengths, offers regular workshops on majors, and can answer any other questions you have along the way. Between the assistance of One-Stop Student Services and consultation with your faculty advisor and faculty members who teach in the majors in which you're interested, you will get all the information you need to make the right choice. But that choice is always yours.

The help doesn't end when you choose a major, which happens by the end of your second year. When you're ready to declare, you take an "Entrance into a Major Workshop," and you're assigned a faculty advisor from your major. The faculty advisor will help you select the courses, internships, practicums, and service learning you need to complete your requirements for timely graduation and prepare for your chosen career.

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