If you’re not certain which career path to take, or if you have several interest areas you want to explore before choosing a major, you’re not alone. In fact, “still deciding” is one of our most popular majors! 

Still deciding? Several interests? This is the place for you.

At Hastings College, we welcome students like you. We know you’ll thrive thanks to core programs we offer and the opportunity to explore during your first year. Or two.

Since our students choose a major, a minor and an interdisciplinary (IDEA) minor, begin where you’re most comfortable or have the most interest. Maybe that’s an IDEA or other minor, or even just a series of classes that work across the two!

Since our academic approach allows this type of freedom, and not a prescribed path, you’ll be able to try new things while also fulfilling graduation requirements. 

You’ll also take Gallop’s CliftonStrengths your first few weeks on campus. This assessment explores what you do well naturally, and by developing those strengths, you’ll build off what makes you exceptional — and maybe help you narrow your interests.

In the end, you may surprise yourself with what clicks, what inspires you and the direction you take. And with more than 50 majors and pre-professional programs, you’ll ultimately discover the perfect major and minor.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

Go further with a Hastings education

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

Our top-notch advisors are here to help you!

To support your decision-making process and encourage you along the way, you’ll be assigned an advisor who will serve as a guide in all things academic, from the best classes to take to help you graduate in four years to helping you explore career interests.

Our advisors:

  • Put you on the path to make the most of your time at college.
  • Help you discover your talents and strengths.
  • Connect you with the resources for you to succeed academically, including undergraduate research opportunities and internships.

Our Office of Vocation and Career Services is also here to help you explore and weigh options. It offers free resources and career interest surveys, with staff on hand to help you interpret the results.

All the extra's aren't extra

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No-cost study abroad — During your second year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?

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Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.

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iPad Pro + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!

Find scholarships that help you succeed

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, we offer talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. The result? Every student receives at least $11,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).