The BA Undeclared is a program of study within the Bachelor of Arts (BA) for students who want to explore their options before deciding on a particular major. It is the perfect option for students who 1) are interested in multiple fields and are having a difficult time deciding on one area of study, or students who 2) feel that they would benefit from experiencing their first-year classes before deciding on a particular area of study.
If a student chooses to be Undeclared as they begin their career at Carleton, they still have the ability to complete an Honours degree in four years. Choosing to be Undeclared does not necessarily extend a student’s time at Carleton. It is important, however, that Undeclared students pay close attention to the first-year course requirements for any major in which they might be interested.