Beginning in fall 2018, students who are not certain about their choice of major will enter University College, a new academic home where they can tap into the support, guidance and programs they need to explore and discover the areas that interest them most.
By utilizing University College’s guided exploration opportunities, students will be less likely to switch majors – and more likely to graduate within four years.
“The new University College will be a welcoming and supportive new home where students can begin their University studies surrounded by peers and supported by a team of advisors and counselors dedicated to acclimating them to University life and to helping them find the major most appropriate to their talents and career interests,” says Montclair State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Willard Gingerich.
In fall 2018, University College will admit about one third – or 1,000 – incoming freshmen, as well as approximately 1,400 returning and transfer students who have yet to declare a major. Once University College students declare a major, they will move seamlessly on to the college or school of that major, well prepared to succeed in their progress to completing a degree.