Helping students navigate their undergraduate experience
The Major Maps Project supports UC Berkeley’s goal of improving the undergraduate student experience by providing a resource for students to discover academic and co-curricular opportunities.
This resource—major maps— features experience maps that help matriculated students navigate their UC Berkeley undergraduate journey based on their intended major or field of interest. Prospective students who have not yet enrolled at Berkeley may use major maps to aid them in their decision to attend the university and which majors to pursue.
Staff and faculty who support students can use major maps to guide their advising conversations and help students develop plans of action to achieve their Berkeley goals. High school, community college, and UC Berkeley counselors and admissions staff will also have access to major maps to help advise prospective Berkeley students. Parents, guardians, families, and others who provide support to prospective and current students will also benefit from major maps.
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About the Project
The Major Maps Project launched in fall 2018 with the aim of producing a major map for each of the nearly 100 undergraduate majors at UC Berkeley. With sponsorship from Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Catherine P. Koshland and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Stephen C. Sutton, a project team was formed and a staff advisory group was convened to guide the development of map content and design.
The major maps project team created map prototypes, which were tested with the advisory group and with the Student Advisory Council for Undergraduate Education (SACUE). Input was also gathered from stakeholders such as the Berkeley Online Advising group, Council of Undergraduate Deans, and the Council of College Deans. Production of four-year major maps began in spring 2019 with a pilot set of maps from the most popular undergraduate major programs. In partnership with academic departments, the major maps project team has produced four-year maps for 93 majors to date.
Major Maps 2.0
The major maps project team is currently developing the next generation of major maps using insights gathered from the inaugural production of major maps. These “2.0 major maps” will feature:
Transfer student content - The next iteration of major maps will introduce information specific to transfer students, and integrate that content with existing four-year maps. In addition, the next generation of major maps will include refreshed content on the undergraduate major program, what can I do with my major, student opportunities, and undergraduate advising.
Redesign of the PDF map - New major maps will feature a completely redesigned and expanded layout to accommodate the additional content above.
Webpage versions of maps - To improve accessibility and the user experience, future major maps will be available as both a mobile-friendly webpage and a printable PDF.
We invite you to preview the 2.0 major map and share your feedback with us at firstname.lastname@example.org