The Undeclared Option is available to students who choose not to declare a major when they first arrive at Lasell College. At Lasell, a specialized academic advisor works closely with students exploring major options, interests, and possible career paths before deciding on a major. While undeclared, students select courses that satisfy the foundational Core Curriculum and prepare them for completing the Baccalaureate Degree. They are also advised carefully on selecting courses in those majors that may be of interest to them and will assist in the exploration process.
During the semester, students are encouraged to meet with faculty in order to explore various majors and career possibilities. Some majors have specific admissions criteria, such as math or science competencies and students are advised on the preparation for those options. The academic advisor works closely with career counselors from Career Services and makes frequent referrals for specific programs that support the major and career selection process. Referrals are also made to other campus services that will assist with the students' personal and academic development. For example, engaging in service projects offered by the Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL) and various clubs and organizations are other ways to expose students to the many interests and opportunities waiting to be discovered while at Lasell.
Although students have two academic years to declare a major, they are strongly encouraged to do so in their second or third semester so that they can meet all major specific degree requirements in a timely fashion.