College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Tips For Undeclared Students

Tips for Undeclared Students

If you’re an undeclared student, see the tips below for advice on exploring academic, career, and co-curricular opportunities.

  1. Explore different majors
  2. Narrow your major options based on your career interests
  3. Consider a minor
  4. Get experience
  5. Talk to someone

Explore Different Majors

Your first few semesters typically require taking general education courses, so you don’t need to pick a major right away. Look at a few majors that might interest you and try to tailor your general education requirements to fit those specific majors. Click here to see a list of all Clemson majors.

Click on the following links to learn more about Clemson Architecture, Arts and Humanities majors, which include:


Narrow Your Major Options Based On Your Career Interests

Once you’ve had a chance to take a few introductory courses, take some time to reflect on whether you would like to continue with the major you’re currently interested in or would like to switch gears to a new major. The Career Center has assessments you can take that will help you determine where your skills, interests, and abilities align to direct you to specific majors and careers. You might also want to look at What Can I do with a Major in to explore how different majors can lead to various career fields.

Consider a Minor


If you change your mind about the major you’re interested in or you weren’t able to get into a closed major, and you don’t want to feel like you “wasted” your credits, consider a minor. Most B.A. degrees require a minor, and many Clemson majors have parallel minor programs. Click here to see a list of Clemson minors.


Get Experience

Although a major can direct you toward a career path, most students find that their co-curricular experiences also guide them to a career. Consider taking a Creative Inquiry course, finding an internship or work experience opportunity, or joining an organization that might spark your interest in a career field.

Talk To Someone


Your advisor is always a great resource to help you explore your various major options. Call our office at 864-656-4484 to make an appointment. CAAH also has a Major Mentor Program where undeclared students can speak with declared upperclass students about their major and co-curricular experiences. RSVP to our Major Mentor Night where you can talk to almost any major represented at Clemson. Email us at aahadvising@gmail.com to set up a one-on-one meeting with a mentor.


This calendar includes important University dates, as well as events held by the AAH Advising Center, Michelin Career Center, Student Success Center, Cooper Library, and other campus offices.

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