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The Major Games: Catching Your Academic Major

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Moye, Christina Noami
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CAS Undergraduate Advising
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The Major Games: Catching Your Academic Major

Join the College of Arts and Sciences and Housing and Residential Life for the Major Games, an academic resource fair, gain tips for survival while you are a student at American University.
 When: 2.8.17, 11-2 p.m.
Where: Mary Graydon Center, room 2 - 5

 

What "Districts" across campus will be competing?

District 1: Success
Academic Support and Access Center
Math Lab
Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
University Library
Writing Center

District 2: Housing and Residential Life
Residential Education

District 3: Campus & Self Exploration
Counseling Center
The University Center & Student Activities
Wellness Center

 

District 4: Experiential Learning
AU Abroad
Career Center
The Center for Community Service & Engagement
Recreational Sports & Fitness
Undergraduate Research


District 5: Academic Programs
BA/MA Programs CAS & SPA
CAS Peer Advisors
College of Arts and Sciences
Pre-medical Education
Kogod School of Business
School of Communication
School of International Service
School of Public Affairs 

 

  

What can you do to train for the Major Games?

   Review the university catalog to see what programs you may be interested in.

Focus less on trying to nail down a major in your first few semesters and allow yourself the chance to explore.

Take advantage of all the resources the university offers.

Choose a major that YOU are interested in.

Go with your expertise and your heart. If you have a strong interest in a major, you are likely to do well.

 

 Resources for survival

General Education program
Explore a variety of subject areas.

Course Catalog
Contains a list of all programs, requirements, course descriptions and academic regulations.

Career Center
Helps you to develop career goals, decision-making skills and job search strategies needed to manage your professional pursuits.

Academic Advisor/Counselor
Facilitate the identification and achievement of your educational and professional goals.
College of Arts and Sciences
Kogod School of Business
School of Communication
School of International Service
School of Public Affairs 

Degree Audit Report
Available on the portal, the degree audit
allows you to see what the requirements are for your major and shows you what courses you must complete to fulfill those requirements.

Academic Support and Access Center
Counselors work individually on time-management, effective reading skills, note taking, study skills, speaking in public, and more.

Counseling Center
Offers a variety of free and confidential psychological services, including: initial consultation appointments, time-limited individual counseling, group therapy. Urgent Care Drop-In Hours: (M-F, 2-4 pm), workshops and presentations, referrals to off-campus providers, self-help resources, and anonymous online mental health screenings.

 

Center for Undergraduate Research
We take students through each step of becoming and undergraduate researcher, from understanding what undergraduate research means in your particular field to finding funding and presenting fruits of your study.

Writing Center
Assists with interpreting assignments,
generating ideas, locating and sharpening
thesis statements, organizing ideas and research, and more.

Math Lab
Provides assistance to students who need help in courses from Math 150-Math 313 and Stat 202-320 (Gray Hall, Room 110). In the library research commons area (M-F, 12-5 pm) we help with Statistical Software problems.

 

May the odds of finding your major be ever in your favor.