What does it mean to be Undeclared?
If you are entering the University without a specific field of study, you are classified as Undeclared until you officially choose a major. However, you're not alone. At UNC Charlotte, approximately 2000-2500 students are Undeclared in any given semester. As a student who has not yet declared a major, you will have the opportunity to explore various academic and career options. For academic advising, visit the University Advising Center.
Do I need to decide on a major right away?
No. Because all students entering the University must meet General Education Program requirements regardless of major, it is appropriate to concentrate on the completion of those requirements before committing to a specific major. You have time to enroll in courses in several disciplines, which allows you to make a more informed judgment about career decisions. Academic Advisors have a broad working experience with the requirements for majors and offer assistance as you search for the education choice best suited to your needs. Students are encouraged to explore options early in their undergraduate career and to make a decision as soon as possible so that it does not delay graduation and result in high cost to the student.