Dr. Stiles talks with a group of students during class


C-SC provides the resources, direction and support for our students to choose a course of study leading to a fulfilling career in the future. We believe that entering as an undeclared major is a smart choice because it opens many possibilities for you to explore as a student. Here are our reasons for that belief:

  • Your courses will expose you to a variety of disciplines that will help you find the right area of study
  • You will not fall behind your peers who come in with a major declared for two main reasons:
    • We have a broad-based general education program that every student will be taking. It supports all of our majors, but can help you find a discipline that really excites you for the future
    • Frankly, many students who enter with a declared major change their minds and find their major at the exact same time as undeclared majors
  • A faculty adviser will listen to you and talk with you about your educational journey so you will find a major that fits – we promise you will find a major before you graduate!
  • You can enroll in an exploratory internship as early as your second semester at the college to try out a potential future career.
  • You can use our abundant supporting resources within our career center that let you explore your own interests as well as provide solid facts about different career choices.

If your parents are nervous, please tell them research has shown that students who enter college as undeclared tend to graduate and are employed at a slightly higher rate than their counterparts who enter with a predetermined major. You will be just fine as an undeclared major!


The first step is determining your strengths and what you LIKE to do. The Career and Internship Services Office at Culver-Stockton College is available to administer a career profiler test. This test is designed to give you some ideas of career clusters that would be a good fit for you.  

Once you have those results, you can select classes within our General Education categories to further explore those areas. For example, if your profiler shows a talent in the business area, you may want to choose Introduction to Arts Management as your Fine Arts credit. Your advisor will help you pick classes that fit your strengths and interests.

From the very beginning, our experiential curriculum gives you the opportunity to tackle real-world problems, giving you valuable experience to help inform your decision in choosing a major.

Are you interested in the profiler test? Email Robin Jarvis, Director of Career Services at rjarvis@culver.edu to set up a time to take the first step!


“I entered college as an undeclared major, but after taking a beginning accounting course, I knew I wanted more. I now work as a staff accountant in the tax department of a St. Louis area firm with 300 other professionals. I didn’t know where my path would take me, but with the encouragement of my advisor and caring faculty, I found my passion.”
–Ayriel Gengenbacher ’19

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