Importance of declaring major when applying to a LAC or CAS? Better to go undecided?

<p>I'm wondering about the importance of declaring your intended major/area of study when applying to a liberal arts college or a college/school/department of arts and sciences at a national university.</p>

<p>I know the colleges specify that students do not have to commit, or even declare, a major until some years of study. However, how much weight is made into consideration of the relationship between high school courses, ECs and the intended major? Will the decision to select a specific area of study, as opposed to declaring undecided on the application, contribute or define the deciding factor of whether a student is accepted or denied admissions?</p>

<p>I don't really know the specific subject I'm going to study - my greatest passion is in music, my talents however are not. I have a general fondness of the humanities and not the sciences, certainly not the maths and engineering.</p>

<p>My courseload is humanities based - geography, business studies, literature, music, and biology - most rigorous at my school.</p>

<p>My ECs are very committed but quite generic - theatre direction, student govt, yearbook.</p>

<p>Should I declare something I'm interested in but has very little relation to? Like Classics, Creative Writing, Philosophy, History? Or should I go in undecided?</p>