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Choosing a Major

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The Truth About Majors

Despite all the anxiety surrounding majors, the reality is that you'll probably take only a quarter to a third of your college courses in your field of study. Career-oriented majors, such as business and science, are exceptions to this rule.

Starting college without having your major picked out isn't a bad thing. It's a chance to experiment. If something in the course catalog catches your interest, try it out. Who knows...that course in entomology could end up being the most fascinating class you've ever taken. It could even lead you to major in the field.

Contact the Career Center to talk with a counselor about your major.  They will likely have you do a career test/assessment, explore your interests and develop a list of tangible steps to help you decide on your major including talking with faculty and academic mentors.

Resources

Click through these helpful resources on choosing a major:

Major Myths

By the numbers...Why employers like Liberal Arts Majors

What Can I do with this major?

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Some Common Myths about Choosing a Major

You are doing what with your major?
Interesting and unusual alumni profiles from many different backgrounds and majors.

CareerBeam
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