ASPIRE/Undeclared Program for Undeclared Majors

How do you choose a major when you’re not sure of your direction? The Elms College ASPIRE/Undeclared program will guide you through your first year of college and help you find the right fit.

Specialized Advising

As an undeclared major you’ll work one-on-one with the Elms College director of advising in a guided approach to career exploration and selecting a major of study.

Finding the Right Path

Undeclared majors enroll in IDS 103 – a for-credit career exploration course, along with Elms College Liberal Arts Core Curriculum to explore a range of available majors and minors. Rooted in the humanities, the liberal arts core covers a broad variety of disciplines. From visual art to science, from literature to mathematics, you’ll explore the questions of who we are, how we think, and how we communicate with each other.

Specialized Program Features

  • Specialized advising with a goal to graduate in four years
  • Exploration of majors/minors through core courses
  • Career Center resources
  • FOCUS2 Discovery online assessment tools
  • Resume development
  • Guided participation in clubs/activities


Photo of Rebecca Molin, a business management and marketing double major, and goalie of the women's soccer team

Quick Info

95% of Elms undeclared students select a major in their first year

Undeclared? Try Unstoppable.

Rebecca Molin '20

“You just need to keep an open mind. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. That’s how I was able to steer myself in a better direction.”

With the help of the ASPIRE/Undeclared program, Rebecca  went from being undeclared to double majoring in business management and marketing. Read Rebecca’s story.