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Academic Program Planning

I'm not sure I'm in the right program for me!

Selecting a program of study (major) can be a difficult and confusing decision. Maintaining academic motivation may be a struggle for students who are uncertain about their program of study. Please refer to the following resources to help you explore your decision:

  • Read the College Catalog for descriptions of the different programs and courses available.
  • Use electives as a way to explore possible options.
  • Call the Academic Advising Center at 518-381-1277 and leave a message to speak with an Academic Advisor.
  • Visit the Opportunity Zone for Career Services in Elston Hall, Room 221-I, and work with career coaches and peer mentors to assist you in moving your ideas to meaningful actions. Call 518-836-2807 or just stop by.
  • Call Student Activities at 518-381-1335 to find out about clubs, organizations and other activities available on campus. Focus on those activities that are related to your areas of interest.
  • Talk to other students who are majoring in programs you are considering.
  • Talk to division deans and faculty members in all areas you are considering.
  • Talk to people currently employed in an area in which you are interested.
  • Meet with your advisor frequently to discuss your thoughts and ask additional questions.
  • Academic Status Change forms may also be obtained from the Registrar’s Office once the decision is made to change a program or add on a secondary program. The student will then go to Academic Advising to discuss the change and obtain the necessary signature.