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Learn more about the classes you will take

Augsburg curriculum requires that you complete 128 credits, a major, and the Core curriculum.

Choosing your major

Your major is your specialized area of study. Beyond general college requirements, you’ll also take a group of courses in a subject of your choosing.

Choosing a college major can be hard. Some students have known what they wanted to be since they were kids; others still aren’t sure. It’s okay to enter college as an undecided major. You have time to figure it out and you can change your mind! You have the opportunity to try out classes you think you might enjoy and classes you’ve never been exposed to before.

Studies find that most students change majors at least once and many students switch several times. No matter what year you’re in, sometimes the major you declare doesn’t end up being the right one. If you decide to change your major, make sure the credits you need align with your expected graduation date. Your advisor and the Career Center can help you with this process.

Video: 5 Common Myths about Choosing a Major

Start Exploring Before You Register for Classes

It’s helpful to explore your options when it comes to majors and careers – and there are a lot of options! While some majors are directly related to a job (nursing, accounting, teaching), the majority can open doors for many career paths. Choosing a major doesn’t limit you to just one career and choosing a career doesn’t limit you to just one major. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average twenty-something switches jobs once every three years and the average person changes career fields two or three times in their lifetime.

Step 1 – Read about the majors offered at Augsburg University. Visit the department websites to learn about the type of classes you might take.

Step 2 – Learn about career options that correspond with majors of interest on the Major & Career Exploration website by clicking on What Can I Do with This Major? (screen shot of location below).

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Step 3 – Review your major selection online. Before you attend Early Registration Day or SOAR, log onto Inside Augsburg’s AugNet Services and click on “Records and Registration.” Then, click on “Student Info” in the blue menu to check your declared major. Is this correct? If so, great! You’re good. If not, please change it – click on the video below for step-by-step instructions.

placement tests

Students with disabilities may request accommodations for placement tests and registration. To request accommodations, call 612-330-1053.

Math

Students may take a short math placement test when they come to campus to register for classes. (10 or 20 multiple-choice questions). Please bring a calculator with you! Depending on your high school math background, you will take a math placement test that covers basic math, algebra, and/or precalculus. This short multiple-choice placement test will determine your Math Placement Group and helps determine what kinds of courses would be appropriate for you in your first semester at Augsburg.

For more information, including a practice math test and review resources, see the Mathematics Placement information.

Writing

Students need to take two semesters of writing (ENL 101 Developmental Writing and ENL 111 Effective Writing). However, you do have an opportunity to take a writing placement test to be waived from ENL 101 Developmental Writing.

Academic Advising will email students who are eligible to take the writing placement test before registration.

Language

Students who have 2 or more years of language study in French, German, or Spanish may take an online placement test that is free but does not result in college credit.

Augsburg also offers testing in many other languages, such as Hmong, Somali, and Vietnamese to name a few. Testing can be scheduled after classes begin and may result in 8 – 16 credits if students place at a proficient level, there is a fee of around $200. The test usually takes about 45 minutes, and is available in over 100 languages.

Augsburg will award college credit to students with the Minnesota bilingual and multilingual language proficiency certificate.

REview my financial Aid and pay my bill

We recommend exploring our webpage – click here –  in order to review your financial aid documents, view your award letter, review your bill, set up a payment plan, and/or pay your bill.   Please watch these video tutorials to familiarize yourself. If you have any questions, please contact our office at studentfinances@augsburg.edu.