The Spring 2013 Majors Fair

Isaak Kifle

One of the most important decisions a student makes coming into college, or soon after, is what to major in. Yet nationally, around half of college students change their major. UNH alone offers close to 100 different undergraduate programs among all of its colleges, including different concentrations in many majors. In addition, 13 certificate programs and close to 50 minors offer students the chance to complement their academic program or gain skills and expertise outside of their major(s). However, many students may be unaware of the full extent of options UNH provides.

To help address this problem, the Career Development Center and the First-Year Success Center brought a Majors Fair to campus. On Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, faculty and student representatives from a number of departments on campus came to the Alumni Lounge. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., students had the opportunity to come in and speak to the representatives about the major and minor options available, experiential opportunities provided and different career options one has after graduation. Refreshments were also provided.

In total, close to 50 programs and departments at UNH were represented at the Majors Fair, coming from four of the colleges. This included everything from criminal justice and psychology to five of the engineering programs, art, music, business and more. Exit surveys filled out by the students who attended indicated that the event was helpful and informative.

Some expressed interest in adding a new major or minor to their program, while others may be considering a change in their major. If you missed the event, but are considering changing your academic program in some way, stop by the Career Development Center in the Bartels Student Activity Center, the First-Year Success Center in Maxcy Hall 106 or your academic department.