First Steps

Students walking on steps at Wells Library

Step 2: Explore Majors, Minors & Certificates

Of the majors offered at Indiana University Bloomington, which ones are a good fit for me?

Planning your first courses will go more smoothly if you begin by learning about majors of interest from the many options at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) and then selecting classes that help you explore the most promising directions.   

The list of majors offered at IUB is a great place to start.  You can read descriptions of all the majors, minors, and certificates IUB offers, as well as recommended first courses.   

You may also choose the links on the left if you prefer to browse by school and program or interest area.

While your major choice is the most important, minors or certificates can help you develop an interdisciplinary approach to your studies and a more complete academic plan.  

How long do I have to decide on a major?

“Exploratory” is the most accurate way to describe many students as they start college work.  As long as you are making good progress in fulfilling a range of basic requirements, you can explore for your first year and still be on track for most majors.  Your UD advisor will be there to help you explore the possibilities and make good academic progress in your first year of coursework. 

Learn more about University Division’s Exploratory resources.