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Choosing a College Major VS Undecided

Choosing a College Major VS Undecided


While there are over 80 majors and minors to choose from at Loyola, believe it or not, one of the most popular majors in college these days is UNDECIDED! So don’t be afraid or embarrassed if that’s your current major of choice; you have plenty of time to finalize your choice during the first two years.  If you apply as a traditional Undecided student, you will be admitted to the College of Arts & Sciences which is home to most of the majors on-campus (but you can easily do an internal-transfer to the other schools should you choose a different major). Or, if you know you want to major in something related to business, you can choose the Undecided Business major so you’ll be enrolled in the Quinlan School of Business, but you’ll have time to narrow it down from there.

If you apply undecided, there are many different resources on campus designed to help you choose a major:

There is only one major at Loyola that is impossible to transfer into and that is Nursing. So if you are interested in nursing, be sure to indicate that on your incoming freshmen application, as you can transfer out but you cannot transfer in (even if it’s only your second day at Loyola and you started as a Biology major). You are able to transfer into any other major, so again, don’t be hesitant to apply undecided!

It’s more important to submit your application in a timely manner instead of waiting because you can’t choose a major. However, if you are certain which major you identify with, be sure to indicate that on your application, because all of our programs are direct-entry, so you are admitted to them and will begin in that program on you first day of classes.

All of our majors fall under these different undergraduate schools:

Good luck, future Ramblers!




Loyola’s Pre-Med Track

Loyola’s Pre-Med Track

One of the reasons why I chose to attend Loyola was because of its good reputation on everything science-related. Since I aspire to become a doctor, I knew I was going down the right path when I was put into the Pre-Med (Pre-Health) track. This track requires students to enroll in specific courses to help them get into medical school and so on and so forth. These classes include: Biology, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, Physics, etc. Yes, these might seem like difficult, challenging classes (and yes, to me, some of them are hard), but they really help you prepare for the MCAT and ultimately allow you to develop a doctor-like mindset with medical terminology and talents.

If you are indecisive on what career to choose (with your Pre-med track), fear not! Loyola has a wonderful service in the Career Development Center that have a group of people solely dedicated to Pre-Health counseling. They can help guide you down your dream career by narrowing down your interests and abilities. Personally, I have met with them numerous times and they have successfully helped me out!

I understand that going down the medical field may be long, challenging, and tiring, it is truly worth it in the end. You simply must have the will-power and strength to carry yourself onward.