This focus area is designed for the student who is undecided about a major at the time of enrollment, but who wishes to pursue a general education that will apply to many major areas. Students should use this opportunity to explore a variety of possible academic majors and career possibilities.
Students who take the courses recommended in this focus area will be able to:
- think critically and analytically about a variety of issues and topics.
- discuss a variety of topics and issues.
- demonstrate knowledge of core information from a variety of academic fields.
- explore a variety of academic disciplines and career possibilities.
Career possibilities depend entirely upon the student’s choice of a major when transferring to a four-year institution. The undecided option is not designed to direct the student to a specific career, but rather to allow him/her to explore interests and options before committing himself/herself to a specific academic major or career choice.
An undecided focus area graduate has the following option: transfer to a four-year institution and complete a major of the student’s choice.
Preparation for IHCC:
It is recommended that students who are unsure of their major should study a general college preparatory curriculum in high school. Students should take four years of English; three years of math, including algebra and at least one other higher level math class; three years of science, including a lab science; and a selection of social sciences, including history. It is also advantageous to have some background in fine arts.