Helping Students to Select a Major

Picking a major can be tough. There are many things to consider when deciding upon a program of study.  Students should think about what subjects they enjoy and what career path they plan to follow. The Office of Academic Orientation and Advisement, as well as Career Services, are here to assist the undeclared students of Armstrong in selecting an area of interest. If students have already decided upon a program, they simply need to log into their SHIP account and locate the major change link under “Academic and Account Information.” (Most health professions programs will require an additional application process. If you have questions about this process, please contact the appropriate department.)

Once a student reaches 30 credit hours, it is time to really begin thinking about choosing a major. When the major is selected, students are advised by the faculty advisors within that department. The advisor will direct the student towards classes that are included in the program of study and those that will count towards graduation. Financial aid is also impacted in the major selection. Students who are listed as undeclared majors may have their financial aid affected after the 60th credit hour, so it is crucial to declare a program before this time. To learn how financial aid may be impacted, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 912.344.3266.

For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Advisement and Orientation at 912.344.3470.
For major or career advisement, please contact Career Services at 912.344.2563.