Exploring Possibilities

UTRGV offers numerous majors in a variety of areas of study. We encourage you to begin gathering information about majors of interest so you can best weigh your different options. Some questions you might ask yourself when considering majors are:

  • What area of study would you feel comfortable reading about on your own?
  • What area of study do you imagine devoting yourself to this upcoming year?
  • What types of courses are offered in that major?
  • Does the major require a certain GPA standard or application process?
  • What career options are possible for that major?
  • Will graduate school be strongly encouraged after the completion of the major?
  • What excites you or does not excite you about the major?

If applicable, enroll in the UNIV 1301 course designated for exploratory students.  UNIV 1301 is designed to explore your interests and strengths while giving you valuable information regarding the majors we have to offer.

The Undergraduate Catalog is also a valuable resource for you to learn about specific coursework required for majors.  In the Catalog, you will find each major listed with descriptions of the program, degree requirements along with the course descriptions each major.

The "What Can I Do With a Major In...?" website will help you connect majors to careers.

After you have identified a possible major of interest, a great way to learn more details about the major is to contact and visit with experts (faculty, academic advisors, etc.) within the College of interest and the academic department.