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  • Meaningful Success: Discovering Your Path

    Le Moyne College is a great environment if you are still exploring your academic interests. We encourage our students to do just that by means of our unique courses, small sized classes and the close relationships you can develop with your professors and fellow students. You never know what may pique your interest. There will be numerous opportunities to investigate interesting academic disciplines while you work closely with professional advisors in our office who advise undeclared students. We can help you find the most rewarding path for you. 


    Don't Worry! You Are In Good Company

    “Undeclared” is one of the largest choices (of majors) among our first year students. This choice gives you time to reflect on your interests, to sort out what you’re good at and what you love, and to start charting a path that is your own individual journey (very different from high school). Personally, those in our office find it rewarding to meet students like you as you think through this process during your transition to college. We are continually delighted by the students who four years later walk across the stage at Commencement having found their true passion. 

    It's a Major Decision

    Each fall, we also offer a Majors Week to give our students the opportunity to chat informally with faculty about their areas of expertise. We encourage all first-year students to attend – perhaps they are undeclared upon entry or perhaps they are re-thinking their major or considering a minor that they love such as visual arts, film, legal studies, sports marketing, music... chemistry, environmental studies, physics, or engineering. (Yes, you can do all of these at Le Moyne.)  For this reason, we have also developed My College Plan, a workbook that enables you to start the conversation with your advisor about your interests and goals. Your advisor will also spend a good deal of time encouraging you to critically reflect on your own academic history and move toward planning your college career so that you can also fit in wonderful out-of-classroom experiences that will transform and excite you (internships, a short-term study abroad trip during intersession, research with a professor, or a service experience in the community.)

    You Have Choices

    A great opportunity is Le Moyne’s Choice learning community. Each year we welcome nearly two dozen students into this living/learning experience, giving participants the chance to intentionally explore careers and majors together. Members of the community live near one another, share two required core courses, and meet over informal dinners and activities throughout the first year, making their time of transition both entertaining and full of profound discovery. 

    Explore learning communities at Le Moyne College

    Career Advising & Development

    Le Moyne’s Career Advising and Development Office can help you learn about job trends and opportunities, broad learning related to majors (e.g., Biology majors can do many things in life!), transferable skills, and - through career inventories and strengths-based evaluations - where your innate gifts and talents lie. We are sure that you will find each of these resources helpful during your first year at Le Moyne. 

    Explore resources for undeclared students.


    Get in Touch

    Contact the Assistant Dean for Student Success

    Allison Farrell


    PHONE:

    (315) 445-4275


    EMAIL:

    Contact the Student Success Center

    Noreen Reale Falcone Library
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    PHONE:

    (315) 445-4177


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    The Undecided Undertaking

    Le Moyne Students

    Why it’s ok to not declare a major

    Who says you have to have it all figured out? If you’re anything like I was my senior year of high school, you may have no idea what you’re doing or where you want to go. But that’s totally cool. Lucky for you and me, Le Moyne LOVES undeclared students.

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