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

Offered regularly during the Fall semester. Stay tuned for upcoming dates and times!

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

During your appointment you will explore your options in an informed and strategic way, discuss your interests, strengths, and ambitions, and research degree programs that suit you.

Begin the process of answering these questions: Does this degree allow you to explore your interests? Does it lead to your future goals? Will this degree include courses you will enjoy and that align with your skills?




Drop-in Advising (20 Min)

To help support more urgent requests we are offering drop-in appointments on the following days:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 1-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 1-3:30pm
  • Tuesday, Sept 12, from 1-3:30pm
  • Wednesday Sept 13, from 1-3:30pm

Check in with the Student Success Centre front desk (3rd Floor, Taylor Family Digital Library) or our virtual front desk to join the drop-in queue. These appointments are shorter, first-come, first-serve, and limited each day.  If your needs are not as urgent and/or you would prefer a lengthier appointment, we recommend booking an appointment with us.