Nazareth’s GEM: Guided Exploration of Majors is an individualized program for undeclared students seeking 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:
Almost a third of Nazareth students enter college unsure about their major or their career direction. Rather than journey on your own, through GEM 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.
Dawson, a Nazareth hockey player from Ottawa, didn't declare a major initially. As a sophomore, he became a double major in business and economics.
"I think Nazareth is a great place for students who are not quite sure what they want to major in yet. With so many core classes, it gives students the opportunity to test the waters in many different areas of study and really figure out what subjects catch their interest."
Kelsey Sweet '15 came to Naz undeclared and ended up a communications and media major, a sports marketing minor, and a sports marketing intern at Naz. Kelsey is now the special events coordinator for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball team. Read more.
"I felt like I came into college as a sponge and I soaked up everything," says Virts, who entered as an undeclared major. "When the time was right, I think those things all came together and a major blossomed out of that." Her first-year classroom, internship, volunteer, and career guidance experiences helped her find a good fit: a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in business. That prepared her for her full-time job as CARE network coordinator at University of Rochester, providing support and intervention to students in distress. "This is just what I want to do."