Exploring Majors

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Exploring Majors

Trying to figure out which major you’d like to pursue at UO? You’re not alone!  Approximately 25% of students enter the University
as Exploring—it is the largest major designation at UO. Our advisors are available to help you turn your interests,
values, strengths, and goals into a specific strategy to explore all your options. 

We want to help you make the most out of your UO experience!

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The Office of Academic Advising offers drop-in advisement for Exploring Majors during weeks 1, 8 & 9 in Oregon Hall, Suite 101
> Peer Advisors are available for drop-in from 9:30am-4:30pm during those weeks
> Professional staff are available for drop-in from 1-4pm during those weeks

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Exploring Roadmap

Whether you're in year one, two, three and beyond, or you're a transfer student, you'll find the right path to take with our Exploring Roadmap. You'll find a checklist of milestones to accomplish along the way, alongside suggested exploration activities.

Access the Roadmap


Explore by Major

Discover the opportunities that await. The UO Admissions page includes details about the different majors you can explore while studying at our campuses.

Explore Now


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Connect with an Advisor

Exploring Advisors can help:

  • Provide guidance, information, and support for students who are Exploring majors.
  • Help students engage with the exploration process early on in their college career
  • Help students to find and declare a major, as well as complete their degree requirements in a timely way.  


Declare or Change Your Major

Students are encouraged to declare a major by the winter term of their sophomore year. Find out how to declare or change your major here.

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