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General Studies Undecided

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Many students come to Montgomery College unsure of their path. The General Studies program offers flexibility and guidance to help you determine your academic goals and develop a path to your completing those goals.   Use the following questions to help you select what the best degree option for you is while you are considering your longer-term options.

Consider the following questions to help you decide which major is right for you

  • Are you seeking a degree from Montgomery College?
  • Are you using or are planning to use Financial Aid?
  • Are you attending for personal interest?
  • Do you already have a degree or are you completing pre-requisites for another program?
  • Are you just visiting from another institution with the intent to transfer credits back to your home institution?
  • Are you planning to transfer with a degree or without a degree?
  • Are you completely unsure of what you academic or career path you might want to pursue?
  • Do you have several ideas for academic and career pursuits?
  • Do we not have the degree that you are seeking?
MC-Degree Seeking- Exploratory Students
Select Integrated Studies- General Studies 611D (INTG) to begin and take part in some of the exploratory activities listed below.
Select Integrated Studies- General Studies 611D (INTG) to begin and take part in some of the exploratory activities.
Review the General Studies Cores to see if we have a recommended academic or transfer pathway that you are interested in. Or work with a counselor to determine which General Studies Degree lines up with your interests:

General Studies Advising Weeks

Attend events in the advising weeks to find out more about your options in that area. Download STEM Advising Week Events calendar. (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

  • March 1: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics- General Studies 611B
  • April 5: Humanities, Arts, Communication, and Languages- General Studies 611A (coming soon - check back for link)
  • April 12: Social Sciences, Administration, and Health- General Studies 611C (coming soon - check back for link)
Participate in a General Studies Workshop 
This is a session designed for undecided students who want help deciding on a major. This session will introduce key questions and resources you can use to narrow and decide on what major to pursue.
This session is designed to help you learn how to create an academic plan and take advantage of the resources and tools that can help you determine your path at MC.
This is a session designed for undecided students who want help deciding on a major. This session will introduce key questions and resources you can use to narrow and decide on what major to pursue.
Learn how to use your “experiences” (clubs/volunteer/internships/classroom project) on your resume and why these experiences help your the student’s career exploration.
This session is designed for students who have completed 30 credits or more to look at how to run and read a graduation audit, find resources to plan out your final semester(s) at Montgomery College, and determine what you need to in order to meet your requirements for graduation.

 

Career Exploration

Check out Career Exploration Resources and/or make an appointment with a Career Counselor.

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Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

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