The Undeclared Major

The undeclared major provides students with one-on-one advising, assistance in career exploration, and academic support while selecting their major and future careers. During the freshmen and sophomore years, students will enroll in university studies courses that are required for all Murray State graduates. While completing these essential and valuable courses, students will explore their interests and strengths and decide which major is best.  Undeclared majors  enroll in a first year transitions course (IDC 100T) to help them make connections on campus and understand the effort and commitment it takes to be a successful college student.  Undeclared majors are advised by professional advisors through the Office of Student Engagement and Success in the Division of Student Affairs.

 At Murray State, you are required to declare your major by the time you earn 45 credit hours.  If you successfully complete 15 credit hours a semester, you will want to declare your major no later than the first semester of your sophomore year.

What's Your Major?

Tell us about yourself in a quick survey and we'll generate a list of programs that we think might fit you best at Murray State University.  Take the survey at

Contact Us!  Academic Advisors for the Undeclared Major:

Peggy Whaley, M.Ed.   Kate Johnson, M.S.
Director,  Student Engagement and Success   Coordinator,  Student Engagement and Success
270.809.2274   270.809.5344
425 Wells Hall   425 Wells Hall

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