Choosing a Major

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.


Click through these helpful resources on choosing a major: