Administrators recently launched a new online tool, which has streamlined the process of comparing and exploring degree options at Stanford.
As an undecided major, it’s hard trying to figure out what you want to study and what options that leaves you with after graduation.
Efforts by Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) to ease students’ uncertainty when choosing a major, including events like Majors Night, have led to a decrease in the number of juniors who are undeclared entering autumn quarter, from 544 in 2009 to 359 this year, according to Koren Bakkegard, associate dean of UAR.
Stanford offers over 80 majors — ranging from geophysics to Slavic languages and literature — in 70 departments spread out over three schools: the School of Earth Sciences, the School of Engineering and the School of Humanities and Sciences. There are options to double major, minor or pursue an individually designed major.
Wednesday night I biked all the way to In-N-Out at one in the morning. It started out as a trip to get Mexican food at a taqueria on S. California Avenue, and then to Happy Donuts on El Camino, once I realized the taqueria was only serving alcohol that late. Well, really it started out as an attempt to escape for a little bit. As I wrote about last week, I was feeling at a rock bottom of sorts; this week I felt more like I was flint scraping along that bottom layer, just barely rising in elevation. I have evolved, or devolved, into an identity crisis of sorts. This is the best I can do to explain it:
It’s spring quarter and the sun and 70-degree weather is hopefully here to stay. This means that if you live somewhere with seniors, or are one, you probably know someone participating in Camp Stanford. The formula is simple, no class plus a liberal addition of kegs, frisbees and fountains equals one hell of a quarter.