Undecided on a Major?

Don’t worry. At Fontbonne, more than half of incoming first-year students are undecided when they arrive. And that’s OK. In true liberal arts fashion, we view this as an opportunity for you to explore new areas of interest, dive into uncharted academic territory, and browse 80 majors and minors — or create your own.

Our 42 hours of general education requirements, dubbed Culture and the Common Good, consist of a common core that integrates Fontbonne’s mission into the curriculum, highlights our distinctiveness as a university, and prioritizes the concerns of global citizenship in the 21st century. Categories within these requirements include Mission Core, Foundations, Pillars, Bridges and Writing Intensive courses. You’ll take a little bit of everything — and emerge a more well-rounded individual with a stronger sense of who you are and who you want to be.

NOTE: Some programs, such as dietetics, elementary education and speech-language pathology, do require a structured sequence of study, so it’s best to declare those majors as early as possible.

Academic Advising for Undecided Students

Until you determine your major, you’ll find your home base in the Academic Advising office. The director, Lee DeLaet, and her team will guide you and act as a resource as you make a decision.

Contact the Academic Advising office.

Stop by Ryan Hall 107, call 314-719-3654, or email academicadvising@fontbonne.edu.

Explore Career Development

You can also explore potential majors and careers with the Career Development office.

Make an appointment with the Career Development office.

Stop by Student Affairs on the first floor of Medaille Hall, or call 314-889-4516.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact our Office of Admission: 314-889-1400 or 1-800-205-5862 | fbyou@fontbonne.edu