Undeclared

From planning your path to finding it, Roger Williams University supports you whether you have an idea for your major, are split between majors, or still searching for the perfect program!

At RWU, we encourage students to explore all of the many options available to them for majors as well as minors and core concentrations. There are a lot of resources on campus to support students through this process from their faculty academic advisor to professional advisors in the Advising Office and staff in the Center for Career & Professional Development, just to name a few.  

Where Do I Start?

You'll Get Support from Faculty Experts 

Headshot of Jason Jacobs “Please reach out to me at any time and remember that my colleagues in the Center for Academic Success are also a great resource. When the moment comes that you’ve selected the major that’s right for you, you’ll know that you made the right choice, and you’ll know that we as a community at Roger Williams University have come together to help you get there.” 

Jason Jacobs, Ph.D.  
Dean of Undergraduate Studies 

Students and Alumni Share Their Experiences 

Headshot of Matthew Lyman“The staff at the Center for Student Academic Success helped me find my major. They helped me apply to the School of Business, and helped me understand what to expect out of my major, minor, and core concentration. You do not have to worry about coming here Undeclared. The staff here are amazing.” 

Matthew Lyman 
Sophomore  
Major: Economics 

Headshot of Mauricio Cortes“Instead of me overthinking my major, my advisor laid it all out. She showed me the credits I needed and what would be best for me. From there, I realized I could take action. That helped me come to the major I have today.”  

Mauricio Cortes
Sophomore 
Major: Graphic Design 

Headshot of Natalie AlmeidaNatalie Almeida came to RWU with in interest in politics, a fascination with the media, and a desire to do work related to her Portuguese and Cape Verdean culture. She decided on a unique major and minor combination that fit both her passions. “I used journalism as a way to see how different ethnicities and different people are portrayed in the media,” said Almeida. “I learned how to interact with the media and to understand why things are reported in the way they are.” 

Natalie Almeida '19 
Majors: Journalism and Modern Languages 
Communications and Program Coordinator for Latino Policy Institute in Providence, R.I. 

Headshot of John Chave “I came to Roger Undeclared and was looking around for a major. I took a Construction Management class and realized I loved what I was learning. I talked to my deans about majoring in Construction Management, and that is what really won me over.” 

John Chave '21 
Major: Construction Management 
Assistant Project Manager at Pariseault Builders in Cranston, R.I.