About the College

The University College is the academic college for UNC Charlotte students who are undelcared and undecided.  Our goal in University College is to provide students with academic and advising support until they have declared a major.  Students will have lots of decisions to make during their time at UNC Charlotte and the University College provides students with opportunties to explore majors and discover potential career options. 

We see being undecided as being unbound, unlimited, and open to everything UNC Charlotte has to offer. Our Academic Advisors will support students plot out a successful first year of exploration and discovery and prepare them to declare a major.  Our undecided students are uninhibited, unafraid, and on their way to greatness!

It is important to remember that discovering a major is a process, and may take a few semesters of work on the students part. For some students, just taking an introductory course in the subject will tell them what they need to know, while others will not know for sure until they have had experiences as an intern or research assistant in the field. Whatever the process, advisors are available to help all along the way.

University College students should be thinking about their options.  In particular, we recommend that students:

  • Meet regularly with their Academic Advisor and Career Coach to discuss interests, courses, academic performance, internships, career options, etc.
  • Attend University events, such as career fairs and resource fairs.
  • Experiment with courses and opportunities like internships in order to better understand major options.