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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Students find what major fits at selection fair


The Undergraduate Scholars program at UH held its Majors Selection Fair Tuesday in the Houston Room of the University Center to expose students to different colleges from campus.

“We help first-time college freshmen and transfer students come and find what majors the university offers,” said Nicole Ryan, program coordinator. “Students meet one one with advisers from all different colleges to get different perspectives.”

Students in the program have undeclared majors or are working towards applying to their school of choice.

“If you wanted to get into a school, but you don’t meet the requirements, they put you in UScholars,” undeclared freshman Alex Montano said.

Ryan said that these students must take Core 1101, a course where students explore majors and go over basic study skills for college.

The colleges present at the fair included the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture.

“We are the largest college, and have many options for students to consider that are valuable and make students good candidates for graduate school and employment,” said Amy Ramirez, an event coordinator for CLASS.

The College of Architecture was looking for experienced students.

“We want to let students know that we want them from every flock of life because every life situation will contribute to the studio and students can learn from each other,” CLASS academic adviser Abby Corcoran said.

As students continued to fill the tables, college representatives shared their knowledge.

“It’s their degree, and it’s important for them to know everything about their degree,” said Orlando Zamora, academic adviser at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. “There are many little details like hours for graduation, residency requirements, foreign language requirements and even filing degree plans that students have to know.”

Having many colleges under one roof eased the students exploring different majors.

“It puts them all in one place,” Montano said. “It’s easier to choose when they’re all in one place, as opposed to having to do all this research online.”

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