Undeclared Majors

Finding the right path

When you arrive here, it’s possible that you won’t have a clear picture of what your future looks like straight away. From Law in Society and Game Design to Behavioral Neuroscience, there is a breadth of subjects you’ve probably never been exposed to, or even considered. It’s also possible that you come to us with several strong academic interests, and are unsure as to which one is right. 

As an undeclared student at Quinnipiac, you have more options than you ever realized. Our unique first-semester course for our undeclared students – CAS 110 – will help you define your unique strengths and goals while giving you the opportunity to explore those many program options. CAS 110 provides instructional learning in a supportive network of like-minded students. Throughout the course, a designated faculty advisor will lead you not only to the right major, but set you on a path to personal, academic and career focused growth. 

Student holds a notebook and wears a backpack as he walks down a path surrounded by pine trees

On course

Sam Leis '20 walks through the path in Pine Grove leading to the Center for Arts and Sciences

This patient, guided exploration enables you to make a thoughtful decision about your college career at its very beginning. The outcome will be the program – perhaps a duel major, or a major with a minor – that speaks to your talents and deepest interests. Moreover, it places you on a long-term path to success doing what it is you love.


Professor Shar Walbaum talks with a female student who is sitting at a desk

Focused teaching

Sharlene Walbaum, professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, confers with student Jasmina Kolenovic during her course on the history of psychology.

Define your education, and yourself

How important are logic and reasoning; persuasive writing and strong communication skills; teamwork and intercultural awareness; artistic expression and interpretation? These are the universal skills most valued by modern employers seeking flexible and adaptable job candidates. This is why nearly every Quinnipiac student takes arts and sciences courses, and are stronger for it. All paths truly do intersect here, and do so for a good reason.

As you lay this foundation, you’ll also discover how you can apply your discipline-specific knowledge and expertise to meet the social, technological and creative demands of the evolving 21st-century workplace. Applied learning through internships, international study, volunteering and beyond will be central to whatever major you choose, effectively linking theory to practice along the way.

Our promise is that in four years your education will evolve, and so will you. You’ll leave here with the experience and confidence necessary to contribute meaningfully to any professional environment, or to pursue post-graduate study. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences have also enrolled in our schools of law and medicine upon graduation.

Life after Quinnipiac

A lifetime of success and growth

It’s true that our programs build diverse skillsets and knowledge, extending career possibilities in a wide range of fields for our students upon graduation. However, our pragmatic, experiential and multidisciplinary approach to learning pays dividends for graduates throughout their lives and careers. 

Our graduates continue to build upon their success in a range of fields, from banking and publishing to marketing and education. Their professional journey takes them to new heights because they are able to acquire and integrate new forms of knowledge, adapt to new technologies, and have the social and interpersonal intelligence to work with anyone, anywhere. In short, their education continues to work for them.

To get there, we’ll make sure you take full advantage of all of the career-building resources available, from internships to career fairs and a network of supportive alumni and accessible faculty.

“I learned at Quinnipiac that to be a chemist is to be a problem solver. This can apply to much more than just chemistry and I have brought that knowledge into all areas of my life, including my business.”
Eric Weinstein ’90
President & CEO, Laboratory Synergy, LLC


Successful outcomes

Ninety-nine percent of the Class of 2016 was either employed or in graduate school 6 months after graduation.