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Welcome Exploratory Students

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Academic Advising Center (AAC) provides academic and personal assistance to those students who have not yet decided on a major. Freshmen may remain on an exploratory track for their first three terms of enrollment. This general classification gives students a certain degree of freedom in experimenting with courses that might help them decide between majors. Students interested in any of the three exploratory tracks (Science and Engineering, Humanities and Letters, or Social and Behavioral) can officially declare this classification with an advisor in the AAC.

Other students who are unhappy in their present majors or are obligated to find a new major could also benefit from the following information. Please note that, realistically, the more credit hours that have been accumulated, the harder it can become to actually change into another major.

Recent statistics show that 38% of UF students change their major by the end of their first year, and 61% of UF students change their major by the end of their second year. These numbers indicate that many students are constantly exploring their options and narrowing down what would be the best major fit for them. Choosing your major is a process and each step along the way requires initiative. The following information is designed to help you through the process of choosing your major and exploring careers of interest.

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Academic Advising Center
Farrior Hall
100 Fletcher Drive
PO Box 112015
Gainesville, FL 32611-2015
Phone: 352-392-1521
Fax: 352-392-2905

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