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The Major Games: Catching Your Academic Major

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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: 2.4.15, 11-2 p.m.
Where: Mary Graydon Center, room 2 & 3

 

What "Districts" across campus will be competing?

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

District 2: Housing and Residential Life
Residential Education

District 3: Campus & Self Exploration
Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Undergraduate Studies
The University Center & Student Activities Office
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 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 counseling, self-help resources,
referrals to private care,
workshops, and discussion groups. 

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

Math Lab
Provides tutoring and assistance to students
who need help in courses from
Math 022-Math 313 and Basic Stat 202 & Stat 203.

 

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