Undeclared students are assigned an advisor by the director of academic advisement. Your advisor may be from any academic department on campus.
A well-rounded liberal arts education provides you with essential knowledge and abilities that can be applied to any discipline. About a third of our students go on to graduate school to specialize in law, education, the biological sciences, fine arts, and other fields. Every major at Saint Anselm prepares you to think analytically, write and speak effectively, organize research, and master new material. An English major may become a financial advisor, and a history major may become a marketing executive.
Although you do not have to declare a major until the end of your sophomore year, deciding earlier allows you to customize your education and fit in experiences such as Spring Break Alternative, study abroad, and internships.
At a small college, you have the opportunity to explore possible majors in several ways. Identify courses that interest you and talk about them with professors and students. Sit in on a class, or ask a professor to meet with you during office hours or at the Coffee Shop. Stop by Career Services to find out about careers.
Campus jobs and activities are also good opportunities to explore your strengths and interests. Join the Debate Team or the Classics Society. Run for class senate; work in the library or the athletics office; or help teach immigrants and refugees through the English for New Americans Program. Any of these experiences can point you in the direction of a major—or open doors you didn't expect.