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Expo for Majors and Minors

2021 Major/Minor Expo:
Monday, March 1 (3-5 pm)

The Major/Minor Expo, held every March, will allow you to explore the 70+ majors and 100+ minors LSA has to offer, as well as many non-LSA academic programs, by talking with advisors, faculty, and current students. You can also gather information about opportunities for research on campus, internships, study abroad, professional development, and experiential learning.

  • What to expect at the Expo:
    • all the LSA departments (and many non-LSA programs) in one place at one time
    • friendly conversations with knowledgeable people
    • advisors who help students find the right questions to ask
    • a chance to explore your interests and find your passion

Each year, nearly a thousand students, from first-years to graduating seniors, attend the Major/Minor Expo. Make sure you are one of those students in 2021!

Preparing for the Expo: Choosing a Major Workshops

Choosing a major can seem like a challenging process. But you have time and you don’t have to do it alone. LSA advisors are here to help you focus your efforts to find the right academic path.

Attend a Choosing a Major workshop to learn more about how to navigate this process. Workshops will include group discussions and reflective questions to help you identify your interests, strengths, values, and goals, as well as an overview of campus resources to help you create an action plan:

 

Questions to Ask Departments at the Expo

  • What are the prerequisite and required classes for the major?
  • What course(s) do you recommend to help me explore your major or minor?
  • Can students specialize their studies within the major?
  • When can you declare or do you have to apply for admission to the major?
  • What activities do you recommend to help me explore your major or minor?
  • What are some co-curricular and professional development opportunities (research, study abroad, student groups, internships) that your majors can pursue?
  • What is the biggest challenge for students in your major or minor?
  • What do students find most rewarding about your major or minor?
  • Is it possible to have a second major in addition to yours? 
  • Are there some majors that are more common than others?
  • What are some popular minors that your majors pursue?
  • What have your majors gone on to do after graduation?

Major/Minor Exploration Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What will be the format for the Major/Minor Expo?

The Major/Minor Expo will be a video-based, virtual event conducted through Career Fair Plus (CF+). CF+ allows students to connect with advisors, faculty, and current majors/minors using Zoom links. Our goal is to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences for all participants. To request an accommodation for a variety of needs, please contact Trevor Kilgore at tkilgore@umich.edu 

Do I need to register to attend the Major/Minor Expo?

You do not need to register for the Major/Minor Expo. You can start to explore departments now (see links above) and you can always jump into a Zoom meeting from 3-5 pm (EST) on March 1 and from 9-11 am (EST) on March 5.

Can I talk with advisors, faculty, and current majors and minors on both days?

Absolutely. This is a great opportunity for you to easily talk with advisors, faculty, and current majors/minors from departments/programs representing 70+ majors and 100+ minors in LSA and across campus.  

Is there a limit on how many departments/programs I can speak to at the Major/Minor Expo?

You can talk to as many advisors, faculty, and current majors and minors as you want. We want you to explore as many majors and/or minors that you want before and during the Expo. 

What should I expect when I attend a department/program Zoom session?

This will depend a bit on the individual department/program, but in general, there will be an advisor, faculty member, or current major/minor waiting to chat, answer your questions, and discuss their program. If there are other students already in the Zoom room, it is fine if you want to listen to their questions first before adding your own (check out the sample questions listed on this webpage). 

Have more questions after the Major/Minor Expo?

You can always schedule advising appointments with department advisors using the Advising tabs on their webpages or through MyAdvising. And don’t forget to set up a meeting with your LSA Advisor to discuss what you learned and your plans for the summer and fall.

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