Majors Fair showcases degrees in arts, sciences

Are you confused? Do you know what you’re doing here? Many students, especially those in college for the first time, are often troubled with hundreds of life-changing decisions. Choosing a major is just one of them.

In response to the undeclared, non-degree seeking and associate of arts students out there, the College of Arts and Sciences will hold majors fair Oct. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union Cafeteria.

Hundreds of undeclared, associate of arts and non-degree seeking students were mailed invitations to the fair.

“[The College of Arts of Science] offers 31 different degree programs and is the largest college at UAA,” said Beverly Hunter, academic advising coordinator. Hunter is in charge of planning the majors fair.

“We want to give students an opportunity to learn about different degree programs,” Hunter said.

In addition to the bazaar of majors, there will be special cameos from student services representatives.

“We invited people from enrollment services, advising and testing, Raven’s Quest, [which is] a summer institute program and people from the College of Education, because students will have to work with them if they also want a degree in education,” Hunter said.

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Live entertainment, refreshments and freebies will be at the fair. The music department will provide live music from 10-11 a.m. For the remaining hours, music will be played by the student activities center. Freebies, such as bookstore certificates and hats, will be given away in a drawing.

“We’re anticipating hundreds of students,” said Hunter. “We’ve been planning for five weeks now.”

However, getting the word out by invite, fliers and newspaper sometimes isn’t enough.

“I think [the fair] sounds like a good idea, but I haven’t heard a lot about it,” said Ariel Cruishank, a first-year undeclared student. “I want to talk to some of the people to find out more information about majors than what’s on the UAA Web site.”

With the variety of opportunities available at the majors fair, associate of arts, non-degree seeking and undeclared students alike will have the chance to, according to a majors fair flier, “take a major step in the right direction.”