Undecided about your major? Ouachita can help.
As an undeclared major at Ouachita, the DISCOVER program offers you the opportunity to learn more about yourself as Ouachita educates the whole student – mind, body and spirit. Ouachita’s liberal arts approach allows you to discover a variety of careers – as well as God’s calling for your life.
Focus2 Online Assessment – Once accepted to Ouachita, we provide free access to an online assessment that will help you identify a career path you may enjoy and lets you explore possible jobs and academic majors here at Ouachita. After you complete the assessment, we help you interpret the results, and even set up meetings with academic deans and professors to discuss specifics about their major. For access, please contact contact your admissions counselor.
Faculty Advising – While building your class schedule, your advisor will meet individually with you and choose classes that allow you to explore interests and aptitudes. Based on the Focus2 results, your advisor can talk with you about introductory courses across different academic areas. These courses allow you to “get your feet wet” without completely jumping into the major!
CORE Curriculum – Every student at Ouachita, regardless of their major, takes the same CORE courses, which allows you time to discover your interests and passions in a variety of fields. Take a look at our degree summary sheets, and you will notice there is plenty of room for elective courses, which allows you to explore different interests.
Career Services – Receive counseling about what jobs are related to various majors, including job outlook, earnings and internship opportunities. Also, our career services office works closely with our alumni office, which allows our alumni the opportunity to invest in YOU with their insider knowledge of what employers are seeking.
DISCOVER Summit – During the summer, engage online with other Ouachita students who are exploring majors as you read and discuss a book on the transition from high school to college. 2017 seniors – be on the lookout for more information about this opportunity when you attend Early Registration in April!
Guest Series/Leadership Building – Network with Ouachita graduates who started out as undeclared majors and found their way to successful careers! Happening during your first semester of your freshmen year at Ouachita, these events allow you to listen to others who were once in your shoes! Ask questions and learn about careers you don’t even know exist!
For more information about the Discover program, contact Ashlee Giles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870.245.5200.