West Virginia University will host a Majors Information Day, an opportunity for students to gather information on majors and courses of study, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Mountainlair ballrooms.
Representatives from nearly 60 academic programsalong with campus services, including the Career Services Center, McNair Scholars Program and Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Serviceswill be available to talk to students about their interests and goals.
As new academic programs are added each year, Majors Information Day continues to expand. The upcoming fair will include a couple of booths in front of Hatfields in theLair, which will feature displays from the philosophy and wood science and technology departments.
There will also be a giveaway and opportunities for community members to learn about the Universitys innovative Regents Bachelor of Arts degree program that allows adult students to receive credit for work and life experiences.
With so many majors to choose from, deciding on one or two can be a difficult choice, say WVU academic advisers. In fact, its estimated that at least 80 percent of all students entering college nationwide are undecided about their major or career choice, according to the Universitys Undergraduate Academic Services Center.
Choosing a major requires gathering facts, weighing alternatives and accepting academic capabilities,said Maria Watson-Gaddis, UASC senior program coordinator.For some students, this is a relatively easy task, but for others, it is an anxious time. Some may want to gather this information, but they are reluctant to go out on their own or they just dont know where to begin.
WVU officials hope Majors Information Day will help students in this process of self-discovery.
Students appreciate the convenience of having all of this information in one place and being able to meet with experts in particular fields, Watson-Gaddis said.
Majors Information Day is sponsored by UASC . For more information, call 304-293-5805 ext. 32320.