Undecided Students

You have plenty of time and opportunities to discover a degree that's right for you at UW-Stout.
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Still Undecided? 
Your Future Is Full of Opportunity.

Deciding what degree you want to pursue, let alone on a career path, can feel a little overwhelming. Don't worry about it. Up to 80% of first-year students admit they aren't sure what they want to major in, even after they declare a major, and your experience at Stout will be full of opportunities that will shape your future. 

UW-Stout's Polytechnic Advantage

At UW-Stout, the advantage of applied learning and research isn't just the experiences you have in your degree program—it's the value it provides helping you choose one. Hands-on experiences are all about discovery, so it's ok if you don't know what you want to do yet. The important thing is that whatever you decide to do at Stout, everything you do works together, and that make all the difference for your future.

Stout Core Classes

Your polytechnic education starts with 40 foundational credits in communication, critical thinking, ethics, analysis and reasoning.
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Use the Request Information form to ask us any questions you have about being an undeclared student at UW-Stout. We’re here to help you with your search and to see you succeed in your choices.

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Additional Support & Services

We're happy to provide a variety of unique services that will support your success and serve as a resource for academic advising, career development and student transition. Together with your academic advisor, you’ll explore your interests, abilities and values. Discover degrees that do more through our six Career Clusters, groups of degree majors that lead to careers with parallel skillsets or interest areas. With 45+ undergraduate majors and 60+ minors to choose from, pair and pursue, your opportunities are endless.

Discovery Tools

Think of these like personality quizzes that actually matter. These industry-standard assessments will help you better understand your natural interests, strengths and even career options.

O*Net Interest Profiler

O*Net's suite of career exploration tools are focused on helping you discover the type of work activities and occupations you might find exciting. And to keep things easy, Stout has aligned our Career Cluster degree groups with O*Net's information, so you can apply what you discover without wondering what to do next.

Myers-Briggs Assessment Suite

Once you're enrolled as a student, there are even more tools to help you find your future. Working with a dedicated advisor, you'll be able to complete and decode the results of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Myers-Briggs' Strong Interest Inventory and gain even more insights into your interests, your preferred work style and how your preferences match with UW-Stout's majors and related career paths.

Stout MentorLink

Our mentor program for freshmen pairs incoming freshmen with an upper-class student. Your mentor will provide insight on how to be successful and enjoy your time at UW-Stout. The program can also help you explore a major with a mentor from the program.

Degree Majors Fair

Hosted by the Advisement Center and Career Services, the Major Fair is designed with you in mind. With the help of our Academic Resource Coordinators (ARCs), you will be directed to the career cluster that best fits your interests and career goals. You'll have the opportunity to explore and learn about different UW-Stout programs and if you're ready, we'll assist you in taking steps to declare your major.

Exploratory Classes

These 1-3-credit courses offer a basic introduction to a major and explores what types of jobs you might get after graduation.

Find Your Fit

This program, offered by the Involvement Center, advises undeclared students about the variety of student organizations available related to our majors to assist you in finding your fit.


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