Academic Planning

Smart academic planning has a lot to do with paying attention to your growing interests, noticing how these interests coincide with LSA degree requirements, and consulting with your academic advisor. Every student is unique; a plan that works for you may not be at all what another student wants to do. Most important, a plan is almost never something static that you determine at the start of college and then stick with throughout your undergraduate years. It evolves as you evolve through your academic, co-curricular, and personal experiences. If you arrive in LSA with specific academic and career goals, that's great; talk with your academic advisor, who will help you find courses appropriate for those goals. If you have no idea what your academic or career interests are, that also is a perfectly fine starting point; advisors enjoy asking questions and making suggestions that will help you find a direction.

As you make your choices and develop a plan over time, recognize that your LSA experience involves far more than satisfying requirements. It is actually a highly creative process in which you shape your own education as you go. Whenever you can, meet requirements with courses that excite you. Challenge yourself to think outside your comfort zone. Look for ways in which academic work relates to the other important areas of your life. The plan you develop should lead not only to graduation, but to a fuller sense of who you are and how you can make valuable contributions to the community around you. 

Work with a General Academic Advisor

Advisor/Student Tips For Academic Planning
LSA degree requirements (and capabilities they are teaching)
My LSA Audit Checklist
Academics and Your Co-curricular Activities (new)

Choosing and Declaring Your Major 

Honors Majors 

Study Abroad

Cross Campus Transfer to Another Unit

Counting Courses From Another College or University Towards Your LSA Degree

Academics and Career Exploration

Preparing for Graduation

FAQs: Majors