Some students arrive at U-M with an idea about which major they would like to declare, but most students usually spend their first and second years exploring various majors. If you choose a major but begin to have second thoughts, don’t feel like you are stuck. Many students often change their minds about a major. You’re allowed to change!
Every major in LSA will position you to find employment in a variety of different career fields. Most employers who recruit U-M students do not focus narrowly on a major: they’re looking for people who can solve problems, communicate effectively, work on a team, and use analytical/quantitative skills. You can gain all of these skills within any LSA major.
Newnan Advisors are not able to declare students in their major. There are advisors who work within academic departments to educate and guide students within each major. You are allowed - and encouraged! - to meet with these departmental advisors anytime you want to learn more: before, during, and after you declare the major. When you’re ready to declare, look on the major’s website to see the process for declaring.
For most students, there is not a deadline for declaring your major, but we do suggest that you have it mostly figured out by the beginning of your junior year so that you have enough time to complete degree requirements by the end of your senior year. Some students (NCAA athletes, students with VA benefits, etc) have deadlines specific to their status.