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Choose Your Major

What is a major and when should I declare it?

Students are required to complete at least one major to graduate from the University. All majors available at the University, are listed in the catalog which can be accessed at www.catalog.louisiana.edu.

While students are able to change their declared major, it is strongly recommended to declare one’s major at the beginning of the student’s academic journey. This is suggested due to the following reasons:

  1. To avoid adding extra time as well as expense to the student’s education.
  2. To avoid postponing as well as extending the time a student is required to complete their foundation classes. Students are required to take foundational classes and in turn, students must complete these foundational classes before moving into more advanced classes.
  3. Once a student begins moving into more advanced classes, some of these classes may begin in the fall but not in the spring, or vice-versa. In turn, this could potentially extend the graduation timeline beyond 4 years.

If you need further assistance choosing a major, please feel free to meet with our Academic Advisor in the Academic Success Center in Lee Hall, room 115 or (337) 482-6818 or asc@louisiana.edu.