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You don’t have to choose your major right away.

By waiting to declare a major, you get a chance to explore many fields of study and discover what ignites your passion — and still graduate in four years.

Know that it’s OK to be undecided

18% of students apply to Cal Lutheran as undecided majors. Unlike many state schools that force you to choose a major immediately, we encourage you to explore options through your courses.

Study a little of everything

The exploration of different ideas is central to a strong, well-rounded education. That’s why every major at Cal Lutheran is built on a core set of courses that span all areas of study. Because these classes are required for graduation, there’s no downside to exploring your options.

While you are thinking about options, check out our guide on How to Choose a College Major for a few of our favorite tips!

Trust that you can still graduate on time

For most majors, you can wait to decide until halfway through your sophomore year. You’ll meet regularly with a dedicated faculty advisor who will help you plan your courses — ensuring you’re always on track.

The Experience

We offer hands-on opportunities that give you the freedom to explore your passion through real-world work and prepare for a fulfilling career.

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I took two full semesters before declaring, and I am still on track to graduate in four years with a double major. It is totally manageable and possible! It helps that Cal Lutheran has so many class options and is not overly impacted like some programs at other schools.

Matthew Stansberry '18
Political Science, Criminal Justice Major

Cost & Financial Aid

We work with students and families to make sure everyone who is admitted to Cal Lutheran can afford it.

Tuition & Fees

You and your family might have questions about how you’ll cover the costs of college. We can tell you this — it costs less than you think.

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Scholarships & Grants

We offer a range of awards based on academic merit and financial need. This is money that does not need to be repaid.

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Financial Aid

If you're new to the financial aid process, you probably have a lot of questions. But don't worry — we're here to help guide you all the way.

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How to Choose a College Major

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