Choosing a Major
By the end of your sophomore year you will be asked to declare an academic major. Choosing a major is not always easy; it is important to invest some time in researching majors that are of interest to you. Below are some steps you can take to support you in the process of choosing a major:
- Examine your interests, skills/abilities and values.
- Consider courses you enjoy and succeed in and what academic discipline they represent.
- Look into the courses required for the major you are considering. Read through the descriptions. Does the subject matter interest you? Consider taking the introductory class in the major you are considering.
- Talk to professors and upperclassmen in the major you are considering. Prepare questions and solicit their perspectives.
- Investigate the careers associated with the major you are considering. Do they interest you?
Meet with a Career Coach to discuss your thoughts about potential majors.
Resources for Choosing a Major
The sites below are helpful and provide more information on majors and career paths to help you with choosing one:
- What Can I Do With This Major?: Outlines potential career paths associated with academic majors, providing a list of occupations, different types of employers, and additional career resources where you can learn more.
- MyMajors: Useful advice on college and university majors.