Fair to help students make major choice

By Laurean Love
Staff Writer

Baylor offers more than 120 majors within its eight undergraduate colleges, ranging from aviation sciences to interior design.
With all of these options, it’s easy for students to get overwhelmed.

Joyce Miller, director of academic advisement, said 272 undergrad students are undecided. Of those students, 215 are freshman out of 2,001 students, in the freshmen class this semester.

The university-wide majors fair, hosted by the department of career counseling, is held in order to help clear up the decision for students. Students looking for a new major, minor or even considering adding a major will have the opportunity to meet with faculty representatives at 58 tables from almost all the majors and minors that Baylor offers.

The event will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 during Dr Pepper Hour in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

The fair is also for “decided” students who still may be uncertain about their choice.

“A lot of students come in that first semester thinking ‘this is what I want to do,’ but then they get into the actual coursework and realize ‘this isn’t what I thought it was,’ particularly pre-healthcare,” said Pat Weaver, director of career counseling. “It gives them the opportunity to talk face-to-face with a professor, or variety of professors, to receive more information.”

Weaver said sophomores or juniors that are trying to decide on a minor it will also have the opportunity to talk directly to various department representatives and get more direct information.

This event provides an opportunity for students to investigate various curricular and career options in one place at one time.

“Our goal is for students in the middle of their first semester to have an opportunity to explore other options,” Weaver said.