West Virginia Universitys Undergraduate Academic Services Center (UASC) is providing students an opportunity to learn more about the variety of degree programs offered by the University, during Major Mania Week March 12-16 in the Mountainlair Commons. Each day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. students can visit with faculty from many of the Universitys colleges and departments, ask questions and receive more information about undergraduate degrees and minors.
The event provides a venue for students that have not decided on a major, or who are interested in changing majors toshopmultiple programs and explore new options.
A common complaint from students is that they dont have time to travel around all the campuses to learn more about the different programs,said Maria Watson-Gaddis, UASC senior program coordinator.Were trying to make it more convenient by putting all these departments together in a location that is accessible for all students.
Industry estimates indicate a vast majority of college-bound students may be undecided about their major, direction of study or future career path. To help students determine their objectives, advisors at the UASC recommend identifying personal interests and career interests and then learn about academic programs that align with those interests. In its second semester, Major Mania Week was developed by the UASC to provide students with just such an opportunity.
Each day of the event will provide a new lineup of 11 different colleges and schools. The schedule for each day is as follows:
- Monday, March 12 Undergraduate Academic Services Center, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology, School of Pharmacy, College of Law, McNair Scholars Program, Communication Studies, Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, Psychology, Forensic and Investigative Science and the Center for Black Culture and Research.
- Tuesday, March 13 College of Creative Arts, Journalism, English, History, Social Work, Undergraduate Academic Services Center, Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, International Studies, Political Science, Chemistry and the Department of Community Health.
- Wednesday, March 14 Geology/Geography, Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, School of Physical Education, Undergraduate Academic Services Center, Air Force ROTC /Aerospace Studies, Biology, College of Human Resources and Education, Center for Civic Engagement and Native American Studies.
- T* *hursday, March 15 College of Business and Economics, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Womens Studies, Medical Technology, Foreign Language, Undergraduate Academic Services Center, Leadership Studies, Physics, Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, Religious Studies and Philosophy.
- Friday, March 16 Regents Bachelor of Arts, Department of Community Health, School of Nursing, Multidisciplinary Studies, Physical Education, Sociology/Anthropology, Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, Math and the Undergraduate Academic Services Center.
To learn more about undergraduate advising contact the UASC at 304-293-5805 or visithttp://wvu.edu/~advising.