Exploring your future career options has never been easier. At Stevens, undecided students have access to an array of resources to help them decide on the major that's right for them.

Incoming first-year students at the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science are not required to declare a major when applying to Stevens. The broad core component of the curriculum is structured to allow you to explore various topics in engineering or science through experiences like lectures, small group sessions, online modules and visits before declaring a major–and still graduate without delays. These experiences introduce you to engineering or science professions, disciplines, college success strategies, research opportunities and other engaging activities that may help you discover and define your most satisfying career path.

Students who are undecided may elect to enter Stevens in one of the following areas: 

  • Undecided Engineering

  • Undecided Science 

If you are thinking about studying computer science or cybersecurity, please apply directly to that program.

Undecided Engineering

  • Before classes begin, you will be asked to submit two programs of interest to explore from the list of undergraduate engineering programs below.
  • You will have three semesters to make a decision. 
  • You will be assigned a faculty advisor from one of your top choice program's home departments and have access to departmental staff services and academic advisors.
  • You have the option to attend orientations and advising events of all programs offered by the School of Engineering and Science and the School of Systems and Enterprises.
  • All students take the Engineering Experience class in which they can explore possible career majors through seminars, small group sessions, online modules and visits.
  • Undeclared Engineering students may choose to co-op in their third semester for an additional opportunity to try, learn, and evaluate an engineering program. Learn more about co-op from the Stevens Career Center.
  • Once you declare a major, you will be assigned to the department of your choice and be assigned a faculty advisor from that department.
  • If you are interested in more than one area, choosing a minor is always an option.

Students entering the Stevens as Engineering-Undecided can choose a major from any of the engineering programs listed below before the start of their fourth semester.