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I Do Declare! Podcast

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We have our own podcast, titled I Do Declare!, which offers a direct inside look at some of the University’s 100+ majors, minors and programs.

Hosted by members of University College’s Academic Programming Team, each episode is crafted to explore a specific program from the inside out, to provide more context into what a specific major or minor entails, how to take advantage of their open opportunities (either through programs and events, taking a specific course, or by connecting with faculty), and gain insight into where it may lead you career-wise.

New episodes of I Do Declare! will be available throughout each semester. These free podcasts are available to all members of the Montclair State community and are available on streaming platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Listen Notes and more! Listen wherever you stream.

Check out our episodes!

Ep. 1 - Academic Advice and Underrated Majors

Ready to declare your major, but not sure where to start? Feeling like there’s so much to explore, but so little time to do it?

Check out our first episode of I Do Declare!, where we’re joined by two of our own academic advisors, Robert Schneider and Jaffir Rice, to give some important advice and insight into declaring a major, important dates you should always be thinking about, and some of the University’s “underrated” majors.

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Ep. 2 - An Inside Look at the Journalism Major

Life as a Journalism major has allowed ZW Gleason, a student in the program, to find a way to blend all of their interests together.

Here, we get a double-feature as ZW walks us through their own exploration of the School of Communication & Media and different career options for a Journalism major, and how a Minor in American Sign Language is helping them create an educational plan that brings all their passions together.

Learn more about ZW’s major exploration!

Ep. 3 - What Can I Do With This Major?!

Not sure where a certain major may lead you? We’re joined by the Director of Career Development, Mr. Adam Mayer, to talk through some different and unexpected career options for a variety of majors on campus.

Listen in as we chat more about Medical Humanities, Philosophy, Child Advocacy and Policy, Language, Business & Culture, Mathematics, Visual Arts, World Languages and Cultures, and English.

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Ep. 4 - Medical Humanities: A Deep Dive Into a NEW Major

Thinking to yourself, “What is Medical Humanities?” We’re joined by Montclair State’s Medical Humanities expert, its program director Dr. Jeff Gatrall, and current student in the major, Gisele Lewis.

Learn more about this new up-and-coming field and how to apply or get involved with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ new major!

Listen and learn more.

Ep. 5 - A Universal Major: Family Science and Human Development

As one of the most popular majors on campus, Family Science and Human Development prepares students for careers in diverse fields, from teaching to social justice and everything in between!

Tune in to learn more about this interdisciplinary major from Dr. Lyndal Khaw, Department Chairperson, Shannon Bellum, Department Administrator, and Kaelyn Rice, an FSHD student!

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Ep. 6 - Psychology: A Deep Dive Into the Major

Melissa Velez, Program Assistant for Undergraduate Advising in the Psychology department, takes us through a deep dive into the field of psychology and how declaring a major or minor in it may be the best strategic choice for you.

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Ep. 7 - Navigating Course Registration through the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’re joined by one of our own academic advisors, Robert Schneider, to give you some tips and tricks for navigating course registration online.

Learn more about Navigate, NEST, and more tools to get you #RegistrationReady!

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Ep. 8 - Teacher Education: Everything You Need to Know

Interested in becoming a teacher?

Listen in and get all your questions answered by Michelle Shanahan, Program Advisor, and get the inside scoop about the program, admission, the Center of Pedagogy, and how to earn your teacher certification at Montclair State.

Listen in and learn more.

Ep. 9 - Exploring Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Dr. Jessica Restaino, Director of Gender, Sexuality, Women’s Studies, takes us through a deep dive of the major, which is, as she calls it, “the perfect fit” for students who are passionate about social justice or for those who are looking to make a meaningful impact on society.

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Ep. 10 - Considering Business Administration?

We’re joined by Peter Schlittenhardt, Academic Advisor, and Eileen Fee, Career Advisor, from the Ellyn A. McColgan Student Services Center in the Feliciano School of Business to talk us through the different options within the Business Administration major, how to apply and more!

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Ep. 11 - An Inside Look at the Television and Digital Media Major

At first, TJ Lewis ’22 wasn’t sure what he wanted to major in when he first came to Montclair. It wasn’t until he explored his options and interests with his advisor, Rob Schneider, that he turned some of his passions into plans and chose to major in Television and Digital Media. Listen in as TJ shares his University College story, how he got his start on campus, and learn about how his other interests in creating and advocating for underrepresented communities led him to a Minor in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Studies.

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Ep. 12 - Considering a Major in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM)?

We’re joined by Dr. Scott Kight, Associate Dean for the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM), to learn more about all of your academic options in the sciences and how to connect them to future career paths. Whether you’re passionate about health, wellness and helping other people or animals, or if you’re interested in collecting data and crunching numbers, CSAM may be home to the major you’ve always been looking for!

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Ep. 13 - How to Be a Neuroscientist

Discover the fascinating world of neuroscience alongside Dr. Julian Keenan, Professor of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM). This interdisciplinary field combines elements of physiology and anatomy with developmental and molecular biology, and more! Learn all about how students from different majors, including Philosophy, Communication Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Biology, are exploring their curiosities in exploring and understanding human nature and animal behavior through a creative lens in different science labs on campus, and how you too can start exploring neuroscience at Montclair!

Tune in here!