Undecided Students - Meta Majors and Pathways

Exploring UCCS Majors

Meta Majors
From Undecided to Degree

Choosing a major can feel like a daunting decision. At UCCS, we have created meta majors and pathways to help you explore areas of interest around six academic and career related themes. You can select a meta major, enroll in appropriate classes for your interests, and move forward towards declaring a major with lots of help along the way. Advisors and Career Services will partner with you to help you narrow your focus and broaden your understanding of all the majors, careers, and options available to you.

Why Meta Majors?

  1. Creates a clearer path towards majors selection
  2. Helps make connections between academic interests and career tracks
  3. Expands understanding of majors, careers, and opportunities to ensure a best fit degree plan
  4. Ensures classes are more likely to count for future major

Explore UCCS Meta Majors

Arts, Humanities, and Media
Are you a creator, a critical thinker, historian, or explorer at heart?
Business and Entrepreneurship
Are you an innovator, a communicator, decision-maker, leader or strategic thinker?
Education and Teaching
Are you a guide, scholar, mentor, coach, or teacher at heart?
Are you interested in medical care, human physiology, exercise science, or behavioral health?
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)
Do you love problem solving, technical challenges, experimenting in labs or designing hardware or software?
Society, Human Behavior, and Public Service
Do you want to serve the greater good or study how people engage in the world around them?

Resources and Tools for Major Exploration
  • Career Center: Strives to help students and alumni explore their options, prepare for their future and achieve their career goals

    Academic Advising: Partnering with students to successfully navigate college

    College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences - Peak Learning Experiences: Preparing LAS students to thrive in today's job market and beyond.

    College of Engineering Internship Office

    College of Business Career Development Center

    Degree Audit "What-If": Use your degree audit to run what-if scenarios for all the majors UCCS offers. Helps students see how their prior and current credit will count towards majors across UCCS.

    UCCS Majors Organized by Holland Code: Use the FOCUS2 assessment and compare with the majors UCCS offers

  • CollegeMajors101: Allows students to explore resources and tools to aid in major exploration.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook: As part of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, this career resource is geared towards career information in relation to education, pay, job outlook, work environment along with additional career research.

    Occupational Information Network (O*Net): A variety of ways to research occupations. You'll find knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, as well as related interests and work values.

    My Colorado Journey: A statewide platform that connects individuals to work, education, and support services for exploration and action planning.

  • TypeFocus 7 Assessment: An online, self-guided system designed to help you make decisions about your future career goals and education plans. This assessment helps identify some key components in major exploration:

    • Learn the majors UCCS offers and matching occupations
    • Determine which careers best suit you
    • Develop a career and education plan

    CareerOneStop Skills Finder: Your one-stop shop as a source for employment information and inspiration and a place to manage your career and pathway to career success.