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Students are encouraged to participate in as many major and self-exploration activities as possible during their first semesters at UCF. The more information students receive regarding their strengths, weaknesses, and interests, the greater the likelihood that they will find their “perfect match”. Students are highly encouraged to set up an appointment with their academic advisor and coach to find out if they are in a “best fit” major.

Consider your stage in your major and career exploration journey by asking yourself the following questions.

What is your stage in your major and career exploration journey?

  • I am completely undecided on an academic major.
  • I have a list of interesting majors or careers, but I am not ready to commit to one.
  • I have a declared major but am not sure it is the right fit.
  • I have a declared major but want to explore other majors that may fit my intended career goals.

If your answer matches any of the above statements, the Major Exploration Program can help. Review the Undeclared and Exploring Student section for additional information.

  • I was a UCF student who did not take classes for three semesters or more.
  • I would like to return to UCF and am undeclared or would like to change from my previously declared major.

If your answer matches any of the above statements, the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center can help. Review the Undeclared and Exploring Student section for additional information.

  • My major was changed to undeclared because I did not meet program requirements of my original major.
  • I was not accepted into the limited access program I originally declared.

If your answer matches any of the above statements, the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center can help. Review the Undeclared and Exploring Student section for additional information.

Are you undeclared or exploring majors?

At the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center, we understand not all students have their major or career path identified when starting college. Further, we recognize that as students become exposed to new areas of study, these paths may change.

The Major Exploration Program (MEP) is designed to provide students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities in which they are taught how to evaluate and use the results of academic and occupational assessments in selecting majors and possible careers. They will receive information and guidance through individual academic advising appointments, workshops, seminars, and collaborative partnerships with other student support offices throughout the campus community.

Major Exploration Program Components

Students completing the Major Exploration Program will receive personalized assistance based on their specific goals and needs. Students are provided with opportunities to participate in activities in which they are taught how to evaluate and use the results of academic and occupational assessments in selecting a major. With the assistance of their assigned KMETC advisor and coach, students will develop a personal action plan to include scheduled appointments, attending exploration fairs and workshops, completing various self-assessments and connections with campus resources.

Initial major exploration appointments will not include course schedule planning. A separate schedule planning appointment will be arranged once students have identified areas of study.

Incoming UCF Students – Prepare for Orientation

For incoming UCF students, the process of exploration begins after registering for orientation. Whether you are attending a FTIC or Transfer Orientation, undeclared or exploring students should complete the following self-assessments:

  • MyPlan – a free self-assessment to help students determine their values, interests, personality and skills. Students are then matched to career possibilities based on their preferences. Create an account with the UCF license: 4JGUY5ZS.

Once you are on campus for orientation, students will have the option to follow the Undeclared/Major Exploration student group. During each of these presentations, students are introduced to the Major Exploration Program. KMETC advisors and coaches will work to engage students in the major exploration process by providing them with an opportunity to learn about academic policies, available resources, and the completion of the major and career assessments.

Preparing for your Appointment

Step One – Schedule Your Appointment

Students should begin by scheduling a major exploration appointment with the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center. Appointments can be scheduled:

  • Online using myKnight STAR (not available during remote instruction)
  • Calling the KMETC appointment line at 407-823-3165

Step Two – Complete Self-Assessments

Students should complete the following self-assessments prior to their first MEP appointment. If you have recently completed these assessments, no further action is required.

  • MyPlan – a free self-assessment to help students determine their values, interests, personality and skills. Students are then matched to career possibilities based on their preferences. Create an account with the UCF license: 4JGUY5ZS.

Step Three – Meet with your KMETC Advisor

Resources and Self-Assessments

Below you can find a roadmap and strategies for students in the process of exploring different majors and careers. These resources will help you build self-knowledge through educational, occupational and decision-making tools meant to assist students to navigate the path of exploration.

Building Self-Knowledge

Take assessments to determine your values, interests, personality, and skills.

  • MyPlan – a free self-assessment to help students determine their values, interests, personality and skills. Students are then matched to career possibilities based on their preferences. Create an account with the UCF license: 4JGUY5ZS.
  • Meet with a KMETC advisor to discuss your results
  • Attend the Majors Fair and exploration workshops
  • Get involved in student clubs and organizations

Building Educational Knowledge

  • Review the Undergraduate Catalog and develop a tentative list of 2-3 majors to explore further
  • Meet with KMETC advisor to discuss your major aspirations and degree requirements
  • Take courses in areas of interest that also meet General Education Program (GEP) requirements
  • Consider enrolling in exploration courses like MHS 2330: Career Planning and SLS 1501: Strategies for Success

Building Occupational Knowledge

  • Conduct informational interviews with people of career and/or major-related interests
  • Seek career-related experiences through cooperative education, internship experiences, service learning, job shadowing and externships
  • Meet with a Career Services career counselor and develop a career action plan
  • Participate in Undergraduate Research
  • Attend graduate, law, and medical school preparation workshops and fairs (if applicable)

Building Decision-Making Knowledge

  • Think about how your values, interests, personality, and skills would align with the major and careers you may choose