Major

Why Worry About Colleges When Choosing a Major at UC Davis?

Get in the Know With This Explanation and Lower Your Stress We're Really a University

You see the words "college" and "university" a lot when you read about places in higher education. And it can be confusing.

The difference between a college and a university is a matter of size. UC Davis is, in fact, a large university — a university made up of four colleges that teach both undergraduates and graduates.

4 Things to Consider Before Changing Your Major

Be Successful by Assessing Your Goals, Adjusting Your Focus and Exploring Possibilities Explore These Majors

This blog features many majors to help you explore what you want to do. Here are a few to consider:

3 Paths to a Major When You Don't Know What to Do

Assess Yourself, Know Job Options, and Be Realistic About What You Really Want

With so much attention on choosing a major, it can be hard if you’re unsure or begin to doubt your choice. Fortunately, UC Davis has services to help you. 

At the Internship and Career Center, we recommend that you explore three basic paths to find a major that fits your interests and consider how your major will lead to a career. They are connected.

6 Paths to Finding the Right Major for You

Take Advantage of UC Davis' First-Year Seminars, Research, Internships, and Advisors

Most students have to put a major on their applications, but how do you know it’s the right one? And how can you discover other options?

The good news is you’re not alone in questioning your choice of major. More than half of UC Davis students change their major at least once. But it’s best to settle with the right one by your sophomore year, especially if you plan to graduate on time.

5 Things to Think About Before You Sign on for a Minor

Or, What's a Minor and Should You Get One?

What’s a minor anyway? Think major, but smaller. It’s an optional set of classes (usually five to six upper-division classes, or about 18 to 24 units) in one academic area. If you complete a minor, you’ll find it listed on your transcript and diploma.

Minors are made up of upper-division classes that give you a focused, in-depth education aligning with your plans for the future.