Exploring Degree Programs

Undecided/Exploring Degree Programs Advising
How do you build a degree program that's the best fit for you? By working with a specialized advisor within the Student Success Centre! Exploratory advisors have knowledge of UCalgary's undergraduate degree programs. We'll help you find the program that aligns with your skills, interests and goals.

Exploring Degree Programs

Most students will make changes to their program over the course of their academic career. Changing a program may involve switching faculties, changing a major within your faculty, adding a minor, second major, or embedded certificate.

Undecided/Exploring Degree Program Advising is open to students from all undergraduate faculties. It may be right for you if you:

  • Are an undeclared student looking to choose a major
  • Aren't admitted to your major of choice
  • Aren't enjoying your current major
  • Aren't doing well academically in current major
  • Want to add more to your degree

Looking for Faculty advising? Here's a list of advising offices.


Upcoming Workshops

How to Choose a Major

Log in to Elevate to find upcoming sessions or watch our recorded workshops

Contact info

Deirdre Mooney
Academic Advisor 

Daniel Birch
Academic Advisor

Iraida Gutsalyuk
Academic Advisor

Exploratory Resources

Here are links to the Powerpoint Presentation and Workbook from the How to Choose a Major Workshop.

Advising appointments

Booked Appointment (45 min)

Visit elevate.ucalgary.ca to book an online or in-person appointment and guarantee your time slot.

Please select the "Exploratory Advising - Prospective, Open Studies, Undecided" menu option and book using the "Undecided/Exploring Degree Programs" appointment type.

What to expect in an appointment

You'll discuss your interests, strengths, and ambitions, and research degree programs that suit you. Think about these questions: Does this degree allow you to explore your interests? Does it lead to your future goals? Will it include courses you will enjoy that align with your skills?




Drop-in Advising (20 Min)

These appointments are shorter, first-come, first-serve, and limited each day. Check in at the Student Success Centre front desk (3rd Floor, TFDL). If your needs are not as urgent or you would prefer a longer appointment, we recommend booking an appointment. 

Vist our Virtual Front Desk to join the line