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Choosing Your Major


Foundation Forward is comprised of three opportunities during the Foundation year for students to gather information and meet key people before selecting a Major to join for their remaining three years of study.

After Thanksgiving break, Foundation students are invited to login to the Foundation Forward Nest course. This self-guided course features eight major, minor, and areas of emphasis units that will help prepare Foundation students to declare their Major and for a smooth transition to your sophomore year at Otis College of Art and Design. Through the informational units, Foundation students will gain knowledge to make an informed decision when declaring a Major in February. Students will also be able to explore opportunities to connect with Foundation Forward Ambassadors, who are current students in each department at Otis in addition to Department Chairs and Faculty. 

Students declare their Major in February.  Students may also pursue a Minor by entering one of the Majors and taking a number of elective courses outside the Major.