Academic Advising & Exploration Center

Course Selection Strategies

Course Selection Strategies for Undeclared Students

Any or all of the following strategies can help you select your classes:

  1. Keep as many "doors" open as possible. Be open to new experiences and ideas. Sample a variety of courses in UW-Whitewater's General Education Program. If, for example, there is an introductory General Education elective course that will also count in a major you're considering, think about taking it. Refer to your AR for a list of these requirements. You can also look in the University Catalog for course descriptions and designations.
  2. Take the three "Core" courses available within the General Education Program. Make use of the viewpoints presented within each course to explore different disciplines.
  3. Earn elective units for graduation by enrolling in skill and special interest courses such as:
    • Foreign Language Study;
    • Physical Education;
    • Art, Music and Drama Performance;
    • COUNSED 490 "Life, Work, and Career Planning" course;
    • Ask an advisor to help you identify other classes that may interest you!
  4. Explore! Many students find their major or minor by using this strategy. Being undeclared is not simply a status in which to "camp out" while taking general education courses. Undeclared students must actively explore majors from the very beginning of their time at the University. The advisement staff in the Academic Advising & Exploration Center are dedicated to assisting students as they progress through the major exploration process.

Reference: California State University at Chico


Academic Advising & Exploration Center
Roseman 2054
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI  53190-1790


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