2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Advising for Undeclared Students
The First Year Experience course is designed to improve student success in college by enhancing academic skills, self-awareness management, self-esteem, and promoting the value of a liberal education for personal development, civic engagement, and lifelong learning.
It is highly recommended for all students matriculating from high school or transfer students with fewer than 21 credits.
Selecting a major does not mean you are stuck in a career!
As an advisee, you have clear responsibilities in the advising partnership. In order to be successful, you should:
Advantages of the Undeclared Major
If you haven’t chosen a major, don’t worry. You’re in good company. Many students are undecided about their majors when they enter college, and many who decided change their minds more than once before they graduate. Use your freshman year and the general education curriculum to explore academic options, and to sample ideas and approaches from other disciplines.
Examine your academic interests by asking yourself these questions: What do I do well? What subjects did I enjoy in high school? What activities did I participate in? What do I like to read about? If you have any special skills or interests, they should be apparent from how you answer these questions. A good guide to what really interests you is what you choose to do on your own, as well as your previous experiences with part-time work, volunteer work, hobbies, sports, and travel.
The primary purpose of the Office of Academic Advising for Undeclared Students is to assist students who are undecided about a major in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with students’ life goals. Academic advisers provide assistance with:
Academic advisers for the undeclared student apply knowledge of teaching, advising, learning, and human development to encourage educational experiences that lead to intellectual and personal growth.
Office of Academic Advising For Undeclared Students
Director of Undeclared Advising
Dr. Jack Truschel
For more information, contact the department at 570-422-3164. Rosenkrans East www.esu.edu/advising.
First Year Experience Course
Fast Facts About the Undeclared Student
Majors: Choosing and Changing
Office of Academic Advising for Undeclared Students
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