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Choosing A Major

With so many different degrees available, choosing the appropriate major can be daunting.  The Student Success Centre offers centrally-located, expert advising to help you as you explore potential programs.

Choosing a major

Most students will make changes to their program over the course of their academic career, whether it is changing faculties, changing their major within their faculty, or adding a minor or second major. So how do you go about building the degree program that is the best fit for you? By working with a specialized advisor within the Student Success Centre who has knowledge of programs across the University of Calgary, you can find the degree program that aligns with your skills, interests, and goals and with what you intend to get out of your university experience.

Are you an Open Studies student or interested in gaining support selecting a major? Our Academic Advisor - Majors Exploration will be offering drop-in appointments in addition to regularly scheduled appointments.

Drop-in Advising:
In-person advising will be available in the Student Success Centre, 3rd floor, Taylor Family Digital Library, during the following hours:

  • Friday, April 7, from 10 a.m. - noon
  • Thursday, April 13, from 9 a.m. - noon
  • Friday, April 21, from 1 - 4 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment:

Visit success.ucalgary.ca to schedule an appointment and guarantee your time slot.

What to expect from an appointment

In order to find a major best suited to you, we explore your options in an informed and strategic way to ensure the right choice. After reviewing your interests, strengths, and ambitions, we research degree programs that coincide. Does this degree allow you to explore your interests? Does it lead to your future goals? Will this degree include courses you will enjoy and which align with your skills?

Online resources

The Student Success Centre has developed a set of helpful online resources that students who are considering a change in majors can consult. Please peruse these resources prior to booking an appointment with an academic advisor.

Book an appointment with an advisor

Booking instructions

Choosing a major advising help is open to undergraduate students from all faculties:

  • Undeclared students
  • Not admitted to major of choice
  • Not enjoying current major
  • Not doing well academically in current major
  • Want to add more to your degree

If you are looking for program advising, you can find a list of advising offices online.

Contact info

Layne Wilson
Academic Advisor (Majors Exploration)
TFDL 368G
layne.wilson@ucalgary.ca