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Asdfghjkl825Asdfghjkl825 Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
edited May 2013 in University of Rochester
Is university of Rochester good for an undeclared major? Do they have a wide variety of majors and can you take different classes in different fields till you figure out what you want to major in?
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Replies to: Undeclared?

  • PinotNoirPinotNoir Registered User Posts: 2,554 Senior Member
    You don't declare your major until sophomore year, and students are encouraged to try out all sorts of different classes - it's a main part of the philosophy at UR. Engineering students probably need to get on their track right away though.

    Click on the "Academics" tab on the UR website for a list of majors.
  • LakemomLakemom Registered User Posts: 2,995 Senior Member
    Engineering students have a template to use as a guide in their class selection. Their curriculum is pretty packed but there is still room for an extra class on most semesters. UR does have a lot of flexibility in course selection but it is still wise to try and select courses that would meet a cluster requirement since students other than engineering ones have to meet the 3 cluster requirement of 3 classes each.

    Many are crosslisted in more than one area though so there still is a lot of options and students are able to minor or double major more easily.
  • ChedvaChedva Super Moderator Posts: 29,816 Super Moderator
    the 3 cluster requirement of 3 classes each.
    Actually, there are only 2 clusters required of a student with a single major; the major covers the other area of study (humanities, social science and math & natural sciences).
  • LakemomLakemom Registered User Posts: 2,995 Senior Member
    My mistake :). My son is in Engineering so only has one cluster plus a 4 th class in either humanities or social science.
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