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Meet Your Major

Mandatory event for all first-year and new transfer students

New first-year and new transfer students will meet with their academic department virtually as part of the annual Meet Your Major event. This mandatory event for all new students is an opportunity to:

  • Introduce students to the faculty within the department
  • Review the curriculum requirements, recommendations, and opportunities so that students understand the path to graduation
  • Identify the faculty advisors for each student and overview the process for contacting and meeting with them
  • Discuss major-specific information like minors, concentrations, internships, and more
  • Hear from upper-class students within the major 
  • Learn about upcoming events, activities, student organizations, resources, and other department-specific initiatives or opportunities that students will want to take advantage of to help complement their academic experience

Zoom information will be emailed and posted on the Class of 2024 FB page to new first-year and transfer students in early September. 

Meet Your Major occurs for all majors from 11 am–12 pm in (Zoom information will be sent via email and posted on the Class of 2024). Students should note that:

  • If you are currently double-majoring, you should choose one of the majors to attend and follow up with the department afterward to gather information for the other major
  • Education majors will meet with their second major/interest area from 11 am–12 pm and then meet from 12–1 pm with the School of Education (see below for specifics)
  • Exploratory Program students have a special meeting from 11 am–12 pm. If an Exploratory student is (1) sure of their intended major, and (2) sure that they will be accepted to that major they can attend that major's session. Otherwise, all Exploratory students should attend the Exploratory Program session. If you have questions, contact FYE at firstyear@salemstate.edu for advice on which session to attend.

Education Majors

Education majors will follow the information outlined below in selecting which session to attend from 11 am-12 pm session. From 12-1 pm, education majors will meet separately with the School of Education via Zoom.

11 am-12 pm

Early Education and Care
Please attend any academic department Meet Your Major session of interest to you which will complement your plan of study within education.

Educational Studies
Please attend any academic department Meet Your Major session of interest to you which will complement your plan of study within education.

Education and Double Major (4 + 1 Program)
Please attend another Meet Your Major event to serve as your double major. Please make sure your selection falls specifically within the College of Arts and Sciences.

High School Education (4 + 1 Program)
Please choose a subject of interest such as English, history, mathematics, etc.

Specialized Education (4 + 1 Program)
Please choose a subject of interest such as Spanish, art, theatre, etc.

When 1:00pm
Location
Zoom
Zoom information will be emailed to new first-year and transfer students in early September!
Contact
Franklin Chilaka

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email access@salemstate.edu.

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