Undeclared: Open Path Program Details

Not sure what you want to major in?

Nazareth’s Undeclared: Open Path Program is an individualized program to help you find your perfect-fit major or combination of academic programs from among 60 majors and more than 70 minors.

How we help you hone in on a major:

  • Course: A one-credit class called Exploring Self, Majors, and Careers. Measure your strengths, explore the majors and careers that energize you, and work through an informed decision-making process.
  • Workshops: With help from the Center for Life's Work, research career options, participate in facilitated group workshops, and engage in external career shadowing (externship) opportunities. Unlock your unknown strengths using assessment tools such as Awato.
  • Social gatherings: Led by a student coordinator, learn collaboratively in a community of Undeclared: Open Path Program students. Through formal and informal dialogue, students cross-educate each other on options and share perspectives and networks. You can choose to live in a residence hall floor with other Undeclared: Open Path Program students.
  • Advisement: Enhanced academic advisement with advisors experienced in working with Undeclared: Open Path Program students. Includes course selection, individualized guidance on the decision-making process, and referrals to campus resources such as career coaches, professors, or department chairs.
  • Hands-on learning: Nazareth’s experiential learning programs help you get involved, apply your knowledge, and expand your network — to help you find your niche.
  • Core curriculum: Nazareth’s core curriculum exposes you to many possibilities while also teaching skills needed in any career and in life — such as speaking and writing, analytical reasoning, and problem-solving. You’ll learn how to ask big questions and investigate how course themes and the broader world intersect, which can help you further develop what you want to do next in life.

Bottom Line

Almost a third of Nazareth students enter college unsure about their major or their career direction. Rather than journey on your own, through the Undeclared: Open Path Program you’ll follow a successful model to land in a place where you are confident, excited, and well prepared to define your life’s work.