Undecided

Still undecided on a major? You are not alone.


At Simpson University, we understand that you may not have it all figured out. And you know what? That’s okay! When faced with so many great choices with undefined vision for the future, many freshmen find themselves not quite ready to commit to a particular major. Even the best and brightest will often enroll as an undecided major, just because they need that extra time to find out what they are passionate about. While you eventually will need to select a major, you can at least continue to move forward with your education while you explore your options.

All traditional undergraduate students, including transfers, will need to meet these requirements in order to graduate. Students can proceed to take these classes as an undecided major while deciding the path that is best suited for them.

BASIC LITERACY

  • Math
  • College Writing II
  • Oral Communication

BIBLE & THEOLOGY

  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Hermeneutics
  • Christian Theology
  • Ministry Practicum

ARTS & HUMANITIES

One of the following:
  • American Government
  • Intro to Political Science
One of the following:
  • World Civilization I
  • World Civilization II
One of the following:
  • World Literature
  • Music in World Cultures
  • Fine Arts
One of the following:
  • U.S. History to 1877
  • U.S. History from 1877
  • Any English Literature
  • Language II or III
  • Music in History & Context
  • Philosophy & Critical Thought

SCIENCES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Lab Science (Biology or Physics)
  • Non-Lab Science (Astronomy or Environmental Science)
One of the following:
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Intro to Economics
  • Communicating Cross-Culurally
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Religions of the World
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Wellness
  • PE Activity
  • Elective

*In addition, students are required to take three thematic core courses as part of general education.

NOTE: When choosing courses found under the headings “one of the following” or “two of the following,” consult the program for particular major once chosen, as some majors require specifi c course(s) be taken.

General Education Courses

All Simpson students take a variety of general education courses in the Humanities, Sciences and Bible and Theology. These courses provide a foundation for all majors.

Academic Advisors

All SU students are assigned an academic counselor to walk along side and help map out a schedule.

Career Counseling

Our trained career counselor can help you discover what type of career and major is most suitable for you. Learn more.

Major Specific Resources

Academic Resources