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Cross College Advising at the University of South Carolina promotes intentional academic decision-making by conveying relevant programmatic information, facilitating academic exploration, encouraging short- and long-term planning, and making referrals to appropriate campus resources.

We are here to help you navigate between major requirements, determine how classes you’ve taken would fit into a different major before switching, compare various majors and college/program requirements side by side and prepare for or clarify information from your departmental advisement appointments.

Please contact CCA at for more questions or call (803)-777-1000

Help! I don't know what to major in!

It's perfectly normal to come to college and be unsure of what to major in. Most people see their major as linking directly to a career, but this is only true in a handful of majors and no major will leave you completely unprepared to work in a different field. There are a few easy steps to take to ensure that you pick a major that will both fit with your strengths and your goals for the future.

 cym1 If you're not sure where to start when it comes to majors, first try the Career Center. They have a number of resources and assessments to figure out what career path you be successful in and enjoy. Look through the links on the website and make an appointment to talk to someone at the Career Center (803-777-7280).
 cym2 Once you have some majors in mind, check the Major Description page to get a rough idea of what each major is all about. The list is ordered alphabetically first by College or School and then by major.
cym3 Once you've gone over all your possible choices, you'll need to start narrowing down your options. Keep the majors that you feel you'll be successful in as well as enjoy. When you've gotten your list down to 2 or 3 options, it's time to take step 4.
cym4 Once you've narrowed down your options, it's time to see Cross College Advising. Make an appointment to discuss changing your major. Remember, appointments must be made at least 1 day in advance.

For more information, contact:
Student Success Center
803-777-1000 or